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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 Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
2015 Pass Rate
EMT - First time testing rate - 89%
Paramedic - First time testing rate - 89%
2016 Pass Rate
EMT - First time testing rate - 84%
Paramedic - First time testing rate - 87%
Gainful Employment Disclosures for Emergency Medical Technology (Updated January 2016)