Emergency Medical Sciences EMT-Basic is an introductory survey of emergency medical services including medical legal/ethical aspects, patient assessment, care of wounds and fractures, airway maintenance, patient transportation, medical and environmental emergency, childbirth, and extrication. The program prepares graduates for employment with ambulance services and in acute emergency facilities. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the examination for national certification as an EMT-B.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Class size is limited; and all applicants are not accepted for participation. Students are encouraged to contact the Allied Health Program Coordinator at the first opportunity for advisement.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Classes are held each semester. The selection process for admission is open through general registration and is based on first-come, first enrolled basis until class capacity is reached.
All applicants will have an equal opportunity regardless of race, age, disability, sex, creed, religion, or nationality. Applicants with special needs due to a disability must make this fact known prior to admission, so that necessary accommodations can be made. Because of the nature of the profession, it may not always be possible to accommodate students with severe disabilities.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma plus general and special requirements listed below:
- Completion of general admissions procedures of the College;
- Completion of competency testing in Reading (ACT or ACCUPLACER NG). Minimum Reading Scores: ACT 19; ACCUPLACER NG 263+, or successful completion of a course in Developmental Reading with a grade of "C" or better; and
- Completion of the Nursing and Allied Health Application for Admission form.
The above information must be submitted to:
Southeast Arkansas College
Nursing & Allied Health Technologies Division
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE: Should qualified applicants exceed the available slots in the program, admission into a particular class will be based on the date of completed application. Upon acceptance into the Emergency Medical Sciences Program, the student must submit the following in order to begin classes:
- Functional Ability Acknowledgement Form;
- P.P.D. Skin Test or Chest X-Ray;
- Hepatitis B Series or Signature on SEARK College Vaccination Waive Claim Form; and
- Criminal Background Check and drug screening.
Students enrolled in Allied Health Programs with a clinical component will be assessed a fee for malpractice insurance.
NOTE: Random drug screening may be utilized at any time during the course of the program at the student's expense.