EMT-Paramedic Admission Requirements:
- Valid National Registry EMT 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
- Special admissions requirements: Special admission requirements include limited enrollment and other stipulations.
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, and 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 each individual class 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 semester requiring a minimum of 1,500 hours of classroom instruction, clinical, and field internship.
EMT Program Application Forms:
EMT Applicant Interest Form