Program Coordinator, EMS Education:
Lisa McGuire, 816.604.4810
Dear EMS Program applicants for Fall of 2020:
There is a great deal of uncertainty right now in health care and the community. However, EMS is on the frontlines of patient care and will continue to be so, with every safety precaution available. As the government, local health care agencies and the MCC administration continue to wrestle with decisions regarding the best plans moving forward the EMS program will be making some adjustments to this year's application process.
- The application deadline will be moved back to June 15th. Applications can be mailed to the address on the application form. If the stay at home order has been lifted by June 15th you may drop your application off in suite 410 of the HSI, 3444 Broadway, KCMO 64111, as well. Mailed applications need to be posted marked prior to June 15th.
- We are excited to announce that ACCUPLACER placement remote testing via Zoom is now available. If you are interested in taking the placement test, please have them email the MCC-Penn Valley Testing Center @ email@example.com or call 816.604.1000 to schedule a testing appointment. If you do not have an ACT, Compass or ACCUPLACER score that is less than 3 years-old for the reading comprehension section, you should sign up to take this prior to June 15th. Remember, you only need to take the “Reading Comprehension” section of any of these tests, you do not need to take the entire battery of test.
- Currently, interviews for applicants are being planned for the week of June 22. If the “stay at home” order is still in place, or if you have concern about meeting face to face, we will conduct interviews via Zoom. Be sure to include a valid email address in your application so we can send an invite. If you have not used Zoom, it is a free app that can be downloaded to your home computer or phone. If you do not have access to a device (computer or phone) that allows video conferencing please indicate that on your application.
- Be aware there are models that show a resurgence of this virus that could cause “stay at home” orders again this fall. The faculty works hard to prevent significant disruption of learning, but since this is a “hands on” profession there is the possibility of course disruption and incompletes.
If you have additional questions about the application process please email the EMS Program Coordinator Lisa McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and stay safe.
Metropolitan Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Education Program offers coursework at the Emergency Medical Technician and the Paramedic levels. Courses are designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Registry of EMT’s certification exams and to become competent, entry-level health care 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.
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
25400 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
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.
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 is a link from 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)
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.