A.A.S. Degree: 63 Hours
The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program is approved by the state of Missouri, Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. After completing EMT 101: EMT—Basic, students are eligible to take the National Registry certifying exam. Graduates of the Paramedic component receive a certificate and are eligible to take the National Registry certifying exam for paramedics. Students earn an A.A.S. in Paramedic Education after the completion of the general education classes along with the Paramedic component. Students in the program receive instruction in the recognition and treatment of patients with medical emergencies and trauma. Classroom and skills labs are complemented by clinical work in local hospitals and field internships with EMS agencies.
EMT Basic. The application deadline for the EMT Basic program is May 1 for summer, July 15 for fall and November 30 for spring.
EMT Paramedic. Students may take the "Program Specific Courses" only after they have been admitted into the program. A separate application process is required for acceptance into this program.
Paramedic classes begin each spring semester. The application deadline for the program is September 15 for the spring semester.
EMT Intermediate class begins each fall semester. The application deadline for EMT Intermediate class is July 15.
An application packet is available online or by contacting the Allied Health office. Please see faculty members for further advisement.
Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102, (573) 761-9911.
This 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.