Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic

Beginning with the Fall 2023 semester, the Emergency Medical Services education program will be located in the newly expanded Public Safety Institute at MCC-Blue River.

Highlights

  • Program offers coursework at the emergency medical technician and the paramedic levels.
  • Courses are designed to successfully prepare students to pass the National Registry of EMT's certification exams and become competent, entry-level healthcare professionals.
  • All programs exceed the current national EMS education standards.
  • MCC EMS education offers emergency medical technician, paramedic certificate and an Associate of Applied Science paramedic options.


Program mission

To prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Emergency medical technician

The primary focus of the emergency medical technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation.

Emergency medical technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. Emergency medical technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The emergency medical technician links the scene to the emergency health care system. (National EMS Education Standards)

Paramedic

The paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation.

Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. (National EMS Education Standards)


Accreditation

The Metropolitan Community College paramedic program 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
Phone: 727.210.2350
Fax: 727.210.2354
mail@caahep.org
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 11-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214.703.8445
FAX 214.703.8992
coaemsp.org

MCC's EMS education program has full accreditation status through 2/28/2024 awarded by the Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102, 573.751.6356. Training entity 09503.


Careers

Careers
 
Bright outlook for Paramedics

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.

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