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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 2018. The review of applications will begin in April 2018.
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
7. Take the National Paramedic test
The Jefferson College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).