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Emergency Medical Sciences Application Procedures

Monday, June 17, 2024

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UA-PTC Emergency Medical Sciences Students

Class size is limited and not all applicants are selected for participation in the program. Applications should be received at least two weeks prior to the start of the next semester to be assured of consideration for admission.

EMT Program Admission Policy

Admission to the EMT program is based on the following:

At a minimum all candidates must:

  • Submit a UA-PTC application
  • Meet UA-PTC admission requirements
    • Official Transcript - You must provide proof of obtaining a high school diploma or GED or submit an official transcript from your high school and previous college(s) if applicable. The transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution if you drop it off in the Admissions office. Your high school or college can mail your transcript to us at the following address:
      University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
      Office of Admissions
      3000 West Scenic Drive
      North Little Rock, AR 72118
    • Test Scores - First-time college students must score a 13 or above on the Reading section of the ACT OR a 55 or above on the Reading section of the Accuplacer to be admitted to UA-PTC. Test scores must be less than 5 years old. You can ask your high school to include your test scores on your official transcript OR request your test scores be sent from ACT to UA - Pulaski Tech. Take the Accuplacer at UA-PTC!
  • Submit copies of all required immunizations (must be turned in prior to the first day of the semester). UA-PTC requires proof of the following shot records:
    • Two (2) MMRs (measles, mumps, rubella) for students born after January 1, 1957.
    • Current TB skin test
    • Current flu vaccination during flu season
    • Hepatitis B vaccination, titer, or waiver
    • Some clinical affiliates may require COVID-19 vaccination
  • Submit an EMS program application. - Emergency Medical Sciences Application (uaptc.edu)
  • Be able to physically and mentally meet all of the program essential job functions in all settings, during constantly changing emergency situations and be able to make accurate independent judgments in a timely manner.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screen.
  • Currently hold and maintain throughout the program an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS provider card.

Paramedic Program Admission Policy

Admission to the EMT program is based on the following:

At a minimum all candidates must:

  • Submit a UA-PTC application
  • Meet UA-PTC admission requirements
    • Official Transcript - You must provide proof of obtaining a high school diploma or GED or submit an official transcript from your high school and previous college(s) if applicable. The transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution if you drop it off in the Admissions office. Your high school or college can mail your transcript to us at the following address:
      University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
      Office of Admissions
      3000 West Scenic Drive
      North Little Rock, AR 72118
    • Test Scores - First-time college students must score a 13 or above on the Reading section of the ACT OR a 55 or above on the Reading section of the Accuplacer to be admitted to UA-PTC. Test scores must be less than 5 years old. You can ask your high school to include your test scores on your official transcript OR request your test scores be sent from ACT to UA - Pulaski Tech. Take the Accuplacer at UA-PTC!
  • Submit copies of all required immunizations (must be turned in prior to the first day of the semester). UA-PTC requires proof of the following shot records:
    • Two (2) MMRs (measles, mumps, rubella) for students born after January 1, 1957.
    • Current TB skin test
    • Current flu vaccination during flu season
    • Hepatitis B vaccination, titer, or waiver
    • Some clinical affiliates may require COVID-19 vaccination
  • Submit an EMS program application. - Emergency Medical Sciences Application (uaptc.edu)
  • Be able to physically and mentally meet all of the program essential job functions in all settings, during constantly changing emergency situations and be able to make accurate independent judgments in a timely manner.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screen.
  • Currently hold and maintain throughout the program an Arkansas license as an EMT or AEMT with National Registry certification.
  • Currently hold and maintain throughout the program an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS provider card.
  • Successfully pass a hands-on and computer based test of basic EMT skills and knowledge.
  • Successfully complete a personal interview with program personnel to review the requirements of the program and go over any areas of concern the applicant may have.

Special Consideration

All of the above documentation, including proof of required development coursework, must be submitted for an applicant to be considered for acceptance to the program. Students are accepted contingent on having a clear drug screen and passing a criminal background check from a UA-PTC approved agency The Arkansas Department of Health, Section of EMS requires an additional State background check and requires applicants to have an additional Federal background check if you have not lived in Arkansas for the past five (5) years.

Information about admissions for international students is available on our International Admissions webpage.