Dec 11, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedic, Associate of Applied Science


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The Associate of Applied Science Paramedic Degree at Northark is a 2-year program designed to prepare Paramedics for out-of-hospital care. This program meets and exceeds National DOT Standards and curriculum. Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry, Psychomotor & written exams.

To be eligible for the programs, prospective students must:

  • Be accepted as a student in the college; complete the Northark application if you are not current enrolled
  • Be accepted into the Paramedic Program; complete the Paramedic Program application
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate; complete high school transcript request
  • Be in good health; submit a Health Information Form
  • Have a current Arkansas EMT certification or be in the testing phase
  • Be currently certified in AHA Health Care Provide CPR
  • Complete required pre-requisites
  • Have completed ACT and/or the COMPASS test and have scores sent to Northark
  • Have all immunization records on file and provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccine, rubella vaccine and TB skin test
  • Have three written recommendations (see application)
  • Have a minimum grade of “C” in each prerequisite course and in each course required in the paramedic program

The deadline for completing the application packet is July 1.

Program Cost

Tuition charges per semester hour as approved by the Northark Arkansas College Board of Trustees. Paramedic books, liability insurance, name badges and uniforms will be an additional cost. This does not include certification in costs for ACLS, PHTLS, PALS or EPC.

The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, phone: 727-210-2350.

Major Code: 0470
Advising: KC Jones, (870) 391-3125, kcjones@northark.edu
                 Advising Center: M184, South Campus, (870) 391-3115

The My Academic Plan (MAP) serves as a guideline to graduate in six semesters. The Key Milestones/Prerequisites listed for each semester highlight significant achievements that must be completed in the degree track. Students who do not follow the six-semester plan and/or who do not complete identified milestones may jeopardize their financial aid (if applicable) and/or delay graduation.

Academic Preparedness

Northark recognizes the important connection between student success and academic preparedness. Students may be required to complete one or more of the following courses before enrolling in college level courses. Summer and/or intercession courses may be required to graduate within six semesters. Developmental course credits earned do not count towards degree completion requirements.

Possible Prerequisite Courses


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Students must complete each required course in the remainder of this MAP with a minimum grade of “C” to obtain this degree.

Students begin in the Pre-Allied Health Technical Certificate. Required courses (bold) from the Pre-Allied Health Technical Certificate are to be completed prior to program entry include:

Semester 1 - Fall


Total Credits: 13


Semester 2 - Spring


Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 12


See advisor for recommendations for possible Bachelor program courses.

Total Credits: 13


See Advisor for recommendations for possible Bachelor program courses.

Total Credits: 6


Semester 6 - Summer II


Total Credits: 4


Grand Total Credits: 64


ET 1134  (previously MAT 1134) Applied Algebra & Trigonometry will not be accepted as an option for the Math requirement for this program.

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