2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Aug 14, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic (A.A.S.)


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A.A.S Degree: 64 Hours

Paramedic

The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.

This is a selective admission program that requires a valid EMT license.

An application packet is available online or by contacting the EMS department at paramedic@otc.edu.  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.

Pre-Admission Requirements - 11 Credit Hours


Note:


* 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

EMS 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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