with college policy as stated in the College Catalog, this
publication is not to be construed as a contract between the student and
the EMT Program. All programs within the Division of Allied Health
reserve the right to make changes at any time in individual courses, the
curriculum leading to a degree or certificate, as well as policies
contained in the EMT Information Packet, PCCUA College
Catalog, and web. Students must be familiar with, observant of, and
subject to all rules and regulations of PCCUA.
The EMT program is a one semester Certificate of
Proficiency program. Upon successful completion of three courses (EMT
1010, Emergency Medical Training course,
OT 113, Medical Terminology I, and BH 113 Chronic and Infectious
Diseases) students are eligible to earn a Certificate of Proficiency in
Students who complete the requirements for the
Certificate of Proficiency in EMT or complete only
the EMT 1010 course requirements are eligible to take the State of Arkansas and National
Registry EMT-Basic practical and written examinations for certification.
An Arkansas criminal background check is required. Applicants should be
aware that violation of any federal, state, or local drug law or
conviction of a crime may preclude certification as an EMT. In addition,
clinical facilities also may require a criminal background check and/or
substance abuse test as a condition of clinical practice in the
respective facility. Inability to complete the clinical portion of the
EMT course because of failure to meet these requirements will result in
Applicants who have a revoked or encumbered license in another
healthcare field are also advised to check with the Arkansas Department
of Health and the National Registry to determine eligibility to write
the practical and written exams.
EMT program is approved by the Arkansas
Department of Health: Section of EMS and Trauma Systems, 5800 West 10th
Street, Suite 800, Little Rock, AR 72204-1763, phone: (501)
Students admitted to the EMT Program are faced with
physical and mental demands in academic, laboratory, and clinical
portions of the program. As such, essential core activities/attributes
for EMTs has been identified. Students must be able to perform
these Essential Functions listed below. The list of Essential Functions
does not encompass all behaviors required to work as an EMT, but is a
sampling of abilities needed to meet program objectives and
requirements. The EMT Program reserve the right to add additional
essential functions to this list.
Essential Functions in General Terms
Ability to see, hear, touch, smell, and
Oral and writing ability with accuracy,
clarity, and efficiency
Manual dexterity, gross and fine motor
Ability to learn, think critically,
analyze, assess, solve problems, and make sound judgments
Emotional stability and ability to accept
responsibility and accountability.
Physical mobility, strength, and endurance.
Ability to read and compute.
Students are encouraged to disclose
a disability and to request reasonable accommodation for that disability, as
early as possible during a particular semester, in order that any agreed
upon accommodation may be implemented as soon as possible for the benefit of the
student. Written documentation of
a disclosed disability must be presented to one of the PCCUA Disability
Coordinators who are identified in the PCCUA College Catalog and Student Handbook.
Request for Reasonable Accommodation
Medical documentation from providers
which include, but are not limited to,
a certified/licensed physician, psychologist, psychometrist, audiologist, speech
pathologist, rehabilitation counselor, physical or occupational therapist must
submitted to a Disability Coordinator, who is
identified in the PCCUA College Catalog and Student Handbook. Documentation
must reflect the studentís present level of functioning with respect to the
major life activity affected by the disability. Diagnostic information must
include specific recommendations as well as the rationale for each. The cost of
obtaining professional documentation is the sole responsibility of the student.
Students with no history of accommodation or who do not
utilize an accommodation granted by PCCUA during their pre-licensure educational program may
be less likely to receive accommodations on the written and practical licensure
Arrangements for Reasonable Accommodation
Reasonable clinical and classroom
accommodation will be offered providing such accommodation does not
alter the fundamental nature of the nursing program in a major way,
jeopardize the health and safety of others, or cause undue hardship on
the college or affiliated clinical agencies.
Make an appointment to meet with a
Disability Coordinator as early as possible during a particular
semester, preferably before a semester begins. A Disability Coordinator
is located on each campus and identified in the College Catalog
and Student Handbook.
Obtain an Application for Disability
Services Form. http://www.pccua.edu/StudentsWithDisabilities/PDFs/Students%20with%20Disabilities-Application.pdf.
Submit to the Disability Coordinator (1) a completed
Application for Disability Services Form and (2) medical
documentation from providers which include, but are not limited to, a
certified/licensed physician, psychologist, psychometrist, audiologist,
speech pathologist, rehabilitation counselor, physical or occupational
therapist. Medical documentation must reflect the studentís present
level of functioning with respect to the major life activity affected by
the disability. Diagnostic information must include specific
recommendations as well as the rationale for each.
The cost of obtaining professional documentation is
the sole responsibility of the student.
The Disability Coordinator will verify
eligibility and discuss with the student the medically recommended
The Disability Coordinator and student will identify and
agree upon reasonable accommodation(s).
The Disability Coordinator will complete a Faculty
Notification of Services Form, which identifies recommended reasonable
The Disability Coordinator will give the completed
Faculty Notification of Services Form to the student.
The student will assume responsibility for taking the
completed Faculty Notification of Services Form to each of the studentís
instructor(s) to discuss the identified accommodation(s) on the Faculty
Notification of Services Form. (The Disabilities Coordinator will email
the instructors who are teaching courses for which the students has
instructor and student will discuss the requested reasonable
instructor will sign the Faculty Notification of Services Form
indicating his or her notification to provide reasonable accommodation
services. Each instructor will keep a copy of the signed Faculty
Notification of Services Form for his/her records.
student will return the original Faculty Notification of Services Form
to the Disability Coordinator after each of the studentís
instructor(s) for a particular semester has/have signed the form.
Disability Coordinator will keep signed copy of the Application for
Disability Services Form, medical documentation, and Faculty
Notification of Services Form in the Disability Coordinatorís office.
Disability Coordinator will send a copy of the Application for
Disabilities Services Form, medical documentation, and Faculty
Notification of Services Form in a sealed envelope to the Registrarís
Office for inclusion in the studentís permanent academic record.
Requests to rescind or modify any accommodation must be
submitted in writing to the studentís Disability Coordinator and
all instructors providing reasonable accommodation(s) for a particular
request to receive
accommodation services for a disclosed disability MUST BE REPEATED
each and every semester the student is enrolled. However, documentation
does not need to be presented to the Disabilities Coordinator each
semester unless the status of a disability changes requiring a different
level of accommodation.
in the studentís disability file is confidential. Information pertaining
to the studentís disability will be maintained in a sealed envelope in
the studentís permanent academic record. Information about the existence
and the relevant limitations of a disability and the accommodation for
which a student is eligible will be disclosed only with the studentís
written permission. The student must provide written permission for
disclosure to secure academic and support services (parking, library
usage, etc.). The graduate assumes sole responsibility for contacting
the respective state board of nursing to request accommodation during
the licensure exam.
A student may appeal a decision concerning accommodation by
first requesting an informal meeting with
Disability Coordinator and Vice Chancellor for Instruction and instructor
If the issue is not resolved, the student may activate the formal grievance process as
outlined in the PCCUA Policy and Procedure Manual.