Emergency Medical Technician Admissions | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Admission into NWACC's EMT program entails a number of requirements and recommendations. Please read all information before submitting an application.

Important Information:

  • View the all the admissions information listed below before applying. 
  • You will need to apply to be an NWACC student before completing the EMT application. If you have not applied to be a student yet, please see "How to Applybelow.

  • Application deadlines are Jan. 5 and May 20. All application materials must be received on the designated deadline date and time. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then it will be the following business day.

Program Admission Process

Please read all of the information below before applying to the EMT program. 

How to Apply:

1. Apply for admission to NWACC. - If you are not currently enrolled at NWACC, you need to apply for admission to the college in addition to applying to the EMT program.  Apply now to NWACC.

2. Complete Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course

3. Fill out EMT program application.

4.  In addition to applying you must:

  • Must be 18 years of age upon completion of the last week of the program in order to sit for the state board exam
  • Have the following placement scores:
    • Reading score of at least 78 (Accuplacer test), 82 (Compass), 19 (ACT)
    • 480 on the SAT (verbal) or to have attained a grade of "C" or above in an English or Reading course

Application Filing Period

All materials must be received by the Emergency Medical Services Office on the designated deadline date and time. If the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline is the following business day. 

Deadline Dates:

Fall semester - the first Monday in October by 3:00 p.m.
Spring semester - the first Monday in March by 3:00 p.m.
Summer semester - the first day of class by 3:00 p.m.

Program Acceptance

EMT applications are usually processed the same day or within 48 hours. Students will be notified by email when they've been accepted into the program and can then register for classes. 


Application Deadlines:

Spring semester - January 5th by 3:00 p.m.
Summer semester - May 20th by 3:00 p.m.

Download EMT Application

Note: Students who will be attending clinical rotations while enrolled in a professional program at the Center for Health Professions will be required to have a drug screen performed, either prior to admission, or prior to attending clinical rotations.  Students who test positive for drugs (including medical marijuana) will be denied access to the clinical rotations and will consequently be either denied acceptance into the professional program or dismissed from the professional program.