2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedicine (A.A.S.)

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A.A.S Degree: 64 Hours

The Paramedic is a professional who can conduct invasive and pharmacological interventions. Possessing all the skills of the lower-level providers, Paramedics can also conduct a broader range of interventions based on skills that are harder to maintain and pose greater risk to patients if done incorrectly. Paramedic care is based on advanced assessment and formulating a field impression. State licensure requires successful completion of a CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic program at the certificate or associate's degree level.

The paramedic program is a selective admission program that requires students to have satisfied all requirements for the Certificate of Specialization in EMT prior to entering the program.

Additional program information and an application can be found at otc.edu/ems. Students should consider contacting Paramedicine faculty for further advisement.

The paramedic program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, (214) 703-8445.

The paramedic program is also accredited by the Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102, (573) 761-9911.

Pre-Admission Requirements - 11 Credit Hours


* Please contact the Allied Health Admissions Office if:

  1. you have taken MTH 110 prior to the fall 2018 semester
  2. you have previously taken BCS 145 and BCS 146

Paramedic Program Requirements - 41 Credit Hours

General Education Requirements - 12 Credit Hours

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has identified a common set of general education courses that have been adopted statewide. These courses are called the "CORE 42."  CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.

Courses in knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicates courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.

Courses that do not have this designation may still transfer to public and private colleges and universities in Missouri and elsewhere, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer to confirm.

Please refer to the MDHE Core Transfer Curriculum for detailed information on CORE 42 courses.

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