(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.
Please Note: There is a separate application process for the Paramedic Program, which is part of a competitive admissions review.
The Jefferson College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312
Rowlett, TX 75088
2015 Pass Rate
EMT - First time testing rate - 89%
Paramedic - First time testing rate - 89%
2016 Pass Rate
EMT - First time testing rate - 84%
Paramedic - First time testing rate - 87%
Gainful Employment Disclosures for Emergency Medical Technology (Updated January 2016)