Metropolitan Community College's emergency medical services education 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.
To prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
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)
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)
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).
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.
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EMT is not a program in and of itself but a part of the paramedic program. The EMT class is called EMS 150 and is one semester long. We offer this class every semester: spring, summer and fall. The summer semester class is only eight weeks long and is very intense.
Class days/ times for spring and fall semesters are MWTh 9 a.m. - noon, or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., or 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Summer classes are MTWTh from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Successful completion of this course will entitle you to take the national exams to obtain your EMTB license. EMS 150 is an eight-credit class that includes CPR certification as part of the coursework.
|Graduation Year||Retention Rates||Graduation Rates of Students Retained||NREMT Written Exam 3rd Attempt Cumulative||Employed in Healthcare Related Field|
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|Program Fees||Total Cost*|
|Textbooks (Used/New)||$446.95/600.15 paramedic
|Document Management Process||$116|
|Immunizations||Costs will vary|
Total approximate cost* of the Paramedic EMS program:
Paramedic A.A.S. - $11,744
Paramedic Certificate - $9,149
Total approximate cost* of the EMT basic course:
EMT-Basic - $2,230
Approximate cost per semester for the paramedic EMS courses:
Semester 1 - $3,631
Semester 2 - $3,931
Semester 3 - $3,931
*approximate cost does not include uniform and supplies and is based on in-district rates
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