Paramedicine Degree (A.A.S.)

Paramedics are first-response medical professionals who can intervene in emergency situations and provide pharmacological solutions. They operate like EMTs, but paramedics can conduct a broader range of intervention measures. Paramedics must be able to quickly assess a situation and provide care with minimal risk to patients. This program gives students the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. The required courses utilize clinics and field internships to train students to perform advanced medical interventions, assess traumatic injuries and work within the larger system. The Paramedicine Program has a selective admissions process that requires students to have satisfied all requirements for the Certificate of Specialization in EMT prior to entering the program. This program requires a separate application; for application materials and deadlines, visit the program website. Graduates will be qualified to take the paramedic certification exam through the National Registry of EMTs and to apply for licensing through the Missouri Department of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

The Paramedicine Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). The program is also accredited by the Missouri Department of the Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Help people in need of urgent medical attention
Handle the stress of crisis situations
See immediate results from their work
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

In-district Tuition: $8,230
Out-of-district Tuition
: $11,446
Average Length: Not available
Credits: 64 hours
Average Salary: Not available

Possible Careers

Ambulance EMT or paramedic
Search and rescue medic
EMS instructor
Entertainment medic

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Pre-Admission Requirements

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Josh Freeman
Paramedicine Program Director


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