Professional Program Application Deadlines

To apply for admission to an Health Sciences Professional Program, applicants must have completed:

  • All basic studies requirements.
  • All prerequisite classes (or be currently enrolled in) as specified in the SouthArk catalog for each professional program.

See SouthArk catalog for specifics regarding each program's requirements and/or consult program advisor.

Program

Class Begins

Application Opens

Application Deadline

EMS:EMT (Basic)

Every August and January: Fall & Spring Semesters

N/A: No Application Process; Open Enrollment Until Filled

N/A: No Application Process; Open Enrollment Until Filled

EMS: Paramedic

Every August: Fall Semester

Application open year-round (but note deadline for each August cohort)

Application closes at 12:00 noon on the last Friday in July of each year
(late applications may be considered if cohort is not at capacity)

EMS: AEMT (Advanced EMT)

Varies as needed

TBA - contact EMS Program Director

TBA - contact EMS Program Director

EMS: Community Paramedic

Varies as needed

TBA - contact EMS Program Director

TBA - contact EMS Program Director

LPN – Warren Days

Every January (Yearly): Spring Semester

Application opens the first Monday in June

Application closes at 12:00 noon on the first Friday in October of each year

LPN - El Dorado Days

Every May/June (Yearly): Summer Semester

Start date = end of May or beginning of June, depending on college calendar

Application opens the first Monday in October

Due to inclement weather, the deadline to apply for the PN Day program has been extended to Friday, Feb. 11th, by 12:00 noon

Application closes at 12:00 noon on the first Friday in February of each year

LPN - El Dorado Evenings:

Fall Track

August of the years that the Fall Track program is offered (2023)

18 months in length

Fall Semester

NOTE: Fall and Spring Track programs alternate with each other

Application opens the first Monday in February

Application closes at 12:00 noon on the first Friday in June of each year

LPN- El Dorado Evenings:

Spring Track

January of the years that the Spring Track program is offered (2022)

18 months in length

Spring Semester

NOTE: Fall and Spring Track programs alternate with each other

Application opens the first Monday in June

Application closes at 12:00 noon on the first Friday in Oct. of each year

LPN-to-RN (ARNEC)

Every January (Yearly): Spring Semester

Application opens at begining of each January

Opended on Jan. 1, 2021

Application closes at 12:00 noon on the last Friday in August each year

Medical Coding 

Every August: Fall Semester 

N/A: No Application Process –
Open Enrollment Until Filled 

N/A: No Application Process; Open Enrollment Until Filled 

Phlebotomy

Every August and January: Fall & Spring Semesters

N/A: No Application Process -

Open Enrollment Until Filled

N/A: No Application Process; Open Enrollment Until Filled

PTA

Every Summer Semester

Start date = end of May or beginning of June, depending on college calendar

Application opens at the beginning of each Spring Semester

Application closes at 5:00 p.m. on March 1st each year

Radiologic Technology

Every August: Fall Semester 

Application opens at the beginning of each Spring Semester 

Application closes at 12:00 noon on the Monday following Spring Break each year

Surgical Technology

Every August: Fall Semester

Application open year-round (but note deadline for each August cohort)

Application closes at 12:00 noon on the 3rd Friday in June each year
(late applications may be considered if cohort is not at capacity)