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Become a Professional

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the entry level position into the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The EMT coursework at Jefferson College includes classroom time and additional clinical time per week.

  • EMT training includes:
  • Basic airway procedures
  • Basic splinting techniques
  • Bleeding control procedures
  • Bandaging methods
  • Working with medical patients
  • Operating an Automatic External Defibrillator

An EMT certificate is awarded by the state after successful testing with the state and is the entry level licensure required by most Districts and Fire Departments. That certificate is also mandatory for working on an ambulance.

Steps to becoming an EMT professional:
1. Apply to Jefferson College
2. Take the COMPASS placement test
3. Speak to an Advisor or EMS instructor
4. Enroll in an EMT class

The Paramedic level is the highest licensure level that an EMS Provider can obtain. As a Paramedic you become proficient in providing life-saving skills and procedures. The Paramedic will also be trained in Defensive Driving operations. Paramedic training contains cutting edge instruction on:

  • IV fluids procedures
  • Advanced airway techniques
  • Cardiology information
  • Pharmacology instruction
  • Surgical airways
  • Cardiac Monitoring

There is a separate application process for the Paramedic Program, which is part of a competitive admissions review. Applications for the Paramedic Program will be available after March 1, 2016. The review of applications will begin on April 27, 2016.

Steps to becoming a Paramedic professional: 
1. Obtain a current Missouri EMT License
2. Anatomy & Physiology I or A & P for the Pre-Hospital Provider
3. English Comp I
4. Apply for the Paramedic program
5. Successfully complete the entrance exam
6. Coursework
7. Take the National Paramedic test

The Paramedic Program of Jefferson College holds a Letter of Review from CoAEMSP (Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions), which has been suspended as of November 25, 2015.  Students enrolled in the program prior to November 25, 2015 remain eligible for the National Registry examination.