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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

College: College of Nursing and Health Professions

Department: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

Prepares students for entry-level practice as a Paramedic. Didactic content, required skills laboratory as well as hospital clinical and pre-hospital field experience provide the environment for students to demonstrate critical thinking in the application of fundamental knowledge of emergency pharmacology, patient assessment, airway management, shock and resuscitation, medical emergencies, trauma, special populations and Emergency Medical Services operations.

Demonstrated proficiency in the associated psychomotor skills related to these topics is required. Progressive testing as well as individualized learning and remediation plans contributes to the development of competency as an entry level practitioner.

Students may choose completion of the program for academic credit or not for credit. Course content and progression in the program are the same whether the student opts for credit or not.


Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.

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  • Program Costs

    AAS in Paramedic (For Credit)

    For-credit coursework is subject to the standard university tuition & fees rates.

    Technical Certification in Paramedic (Non-Credit)

    Program Cost per Semester (3 semesters required)

At the conclusion of the program, and with a final Fisdap score of 75% or greater, students will be authorized to set for the Paramedic – Basic National Registry

Accreditation Information

The Arkansas State University - Jonesboro Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.