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Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic, 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.

EMT Training Only

- Apply to Jefferson College online
- Meet the placement requirements for the College's EMT-Paramedic program 
- Speak to an advisor or the EMT-Paramedic program director about your next steps

Questions? Contact Joseph Haack, EMT-Paramedic Program Director, at 636-481-3403 or

The Jefferson College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355-113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: 214.703.8445
Fax: 214.703.8992


CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

  • The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2022.
  • The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 57.9%.
  • The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 68.4%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program. The most recent retention rate was 91%.

Paramedic Program Stats:

Grad Year

National Registry/State Written Examination Retention Placement
2022 100% 91.7% 100%
2021 100% 91.7% 100%
2020 57.9% 91% 68.4%
2019 89.5% 95.5% 90.5%
2018 72.7% 92.9% 100%

Jefferson College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Jefferson College. The policy statements address Jefferson College’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.

Additionally, this report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, Jefferson College Campus Police Department enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. Also included are crime statistics for three previous calendar years which were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

This report is available online at:

You may also request a paper copy from the Jefferson College Police Department by phone at 636-481-3500 or at Jefferson College Hillsboro-802 Mel Carnahan Drive, Apartment 214, Hillsboro, MO 63050; Jefferson College Arnold-1687 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010; or Jefferson College Imperial-4400 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold, MO 63010.

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