Health Professions

Emergency Medical Technology, Paramedic

Health Professions


The UACCB Emergency Medical Technology program prepares students for licensure as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics.  EMTs and Paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.  The program offers three levels of credentialing: a Certificate of Proficiency in EMT; a Technical Certificate in Paramedic; and, an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology, Paramedic.  Students will take general education courses and EMT-specific courses, including classroom instruction, hospital and ambulance clinical experiences, and field internships with an Advanced Life Support (ALS) EMS service provider.

UACCB offers a Certificate of Proficiency for EMT Basic and two options for EMT Paramedic educational preparation, including a Technical Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science for EMT Paramedic. Graduates are eligible to take the respective National Registry Certification examinations. Certification as an EMT-B is required for progression to EMT 2014 Paramedic I.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all general education and EMT major courses to earn a certificate or degree. We do not allow for advanced placement. All Paramedic students must meet the requirements of the program.

NOTE: Pursuant to Arkansas Act 666 of 1999, applicants for EMT certification must undergo a fingerprint criminal background check before being granted certification. Persons convicted of crimes listed by Arkansas Act 666 of 1999 may not be eligible for certification. Please consult the Program Director or Dean for further information.

Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical ServicesProfessions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2021.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Pass Rates and Data for the UACCB Paramedic Program

Cohort 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
National Registry Cognitive Exam Pass rates within 3 attempts 100% 100% 63% 83% 86%
National Registry Psychomotor Exam Pass rates 100% 60% 100% 100% 100%
Retention Rates 50% 100% 72% 50% 87%
Positive Job Placement 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Contact Info

Jesse McKenzie
EMS Program Director

The Emergency Medical Technology program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Program for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

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