This program is designed to give current paramedics the training and education they need to become certified community paramedics. Community paramedics work with public health organizations and primary caregivers to serve patients in isolated areas. This Certificate of Specialization helps students attain the expertise in community-based care required to qualify them to write the CP-C certification examination offered by the International Board of Specialty Certification. The course of study has two parts: classroom learning and clinical training. Students will learn how to respond to specific ailments such as diseases that affect sight or hearing as well as how to respond to patients in shock. They will also learn how to work with community health and social service organizations. Applicants to this program must be currently licensed paramedics.
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.
*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.
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