Campus(s):MCC-Penn Valley: Health Science Institute
Contact:Art Brady - interim program coordinator, 816.604.4363
Application deadline for certificate: November 1st to begin the program in January, and June 1st to begin the program in August
Saving lives - that's the work of emergency medical technicians (EMT). They stabilize trauma victims and medically ill patients, provide life support and assure safe transportation to a medical facility. An EMT-paramedic is a person with more training who can provide advanced cardiac and trauma life support.
Our program gives you training in a new state-of-the-art facility with the latest equipment. You'll get hands-on training you can put to use right away. In-hospital exposure and field internships with local EMS agencies cap off your training.
We provide three ways to enter this career:
For the degree or certificate, you will learn to:
Accreditation: Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Enrollment in the EMT-Basic course does not require the EMT application. It is open enrollment.
To be considered for the EMT-Paramedic certificate or degree program, you must complete an application form and send it with three references and a one-page essay on why you want to be a paramedic to the program office no later than November 1st (to begin the program in January) and June 1st (to begin the program in August).
When your application has been received and found to be complete, you will be notified and an interview scheduled. Interviews are held in November for enrollment in December and in June for enrollment in July.
Our clinical sites require MCC students have an acceptable consumer report, as it relates to criminal background. Therefore, a credit reporting agency will conduct a background check before you start your clinicals. You are responsible for completing the required application information and paying the cost.
Background checks are conducted annually. Results of these checks do not affect your admission. However, if you have an unacceptable (a felony and/or a class "A" misdemeanor conviction) background, you will not be able to get a license to practice or be allowed to participate in clinicals.
You must have a physical exam during the first month of the program, including a tuberculin test, urinalysis and complete blood count.