Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic

EMTThe EMT-Basic and EMT/Paramedic programs are located on the Senatobia campus.

Emergency Medical Technology-Basic is an instructional program that prepares individuals to function in the pre-hospital environment. The EMT-Basic program provides instruction in basic life support care of sick and injured persons. This includes: airway assessment, communications, documentation, general pharmacology, hemorrhage control, ambulance operations, and splinting of adult, pediatric and infant patients; and special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation or contagious disease.

How do I get in the EMT-Basic program?

To be admitted to the EMT-Basic program students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a high school or GED graduate
  • Attain an 18 on the ACT or a 12 on the TABE.

This program is one semester in length, typically meets two nights a week, and is available during the fall and spring semesters.

Click here for course listings and details (Major 6071).

The EMT/Paramedic program is designed to prepare students to work as skilled paramedics and to provide sophisticated, advanced pre-hospital life support. After successful completion of this program students are eligible to take the National Registry’s Exam as an EMT-Paramedic.

Click here for course listings and details (Major 6070).

Admission Requirements:

  • Valid EMT-Basic state certification
  • Grade point average of “C” or better in Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
  • (BIO 2513 and BIO 2511)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED
  • ACT composite score of 18 or better or TABE score of 12 or better

Classroom instruction is comprehensive including a working knowledge of all anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiological processes as well as competency-based instruction in assessment and management skills required for treatment of life threatening problems in the adult, pediatric, and geriatric patient. Clinical internship requires participation in care of patients in a hospital emergency department that provides medical control to ALS providers in the field and, according to availability:

  • CCU
  • ICU
  • labor and delivery suite
  • operating room
  • psychiatric ward
  • pediatric ward
  • geriatric ward

Field internship is done with an ambulance service and/or rescue service providing advanced life support services to the community.

Students need to maintain a “C” average in all classes in order to continue the Paramedic program the following semester. A student successfully completing the program will receive an associate degree from the college and be eligible to take National Registry’s Exam as an EMT-Paramedic.
This training program is sanctioned by the Mississippi State Board of Health, Division of EMS, the State Department of Education, and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions.

The program meets or exceeds those standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/U.S. Department of Transportation. The curriculum of the Paramedic Program is for four semesters in length and classes are admitted each fall and spring semester requiring a minimum of 1,500 hours of classroom instruction, clinical, and field internship.

Instructor: Dave Kuchta | Phone: 662-562-3986 | Office location: Technical Building III

Instructor: Lisa Briscoe | Phone: 662-562-3973 | Office location: Technical Building III

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