(Two-year degree or certificate)
A licensed Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic is a trained person who responds to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, stabilizes, and transports the patient to a medical facility. A career ladder in Emergency Medical Technology has been established which would enable the student to stop at any level with job skills or progress to the associate degree as a Paramedic. Qualified Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics may find job opportunities in many fields of endeavor including health service facilities, fire departments, industry, and ambulance services. This program is accredited through the Missouri Division of Health - Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. Successful completion of the course and board examinations results in certification with NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians), which is pursuant to licensure in all participating states. NOTE: Application to the paramedic coursework is a competitive process.