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(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 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
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763727-210-2350
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088 
Phone: 214.703.8445
Fax: 214.703.8992


2019 Pass Rate
EMT - First time testing rate - 61%
Paramedic - First time testing rate - 65%

2018 Pass Rate
EMT - First time testing rate - 81%
Paramedic - First time testing rate - 81%

2017 Pass Rate
EMT - First time testing rate - 81%
Paramedic - First time testing rate - 71%

2016 Pass Rate
EMT - First time testing rate - 84%
Paramedic - First time testing rate - 77%

2015 Pass Rate
EMT - First time testing rate - 89%
Paramedic - First time testing rate - 89%

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.