Paramedicine - Critical Care Transport - Certificate of Specialization

This certificate program builds upon current paramedics’ existing skillsets, allowing them to specialize as critical care transport paramedics. Critical care transport paramedics provide ICU-level care while transporting critically ill patients. Program courses cover a broad base of emergency and critical care physiology and pathophysiology. Students will learn to administer pharmacological treatments as well as advanced skills that are beyond the normal scope of a paramedic. Students will also learn the basics of flight transport, flight physiology and study CAMTS requirements. Paramedics who successfully complete this program will be able to test for and obtain certification as a critical care paramedic or flight paramedic from the International Board of Specialty Certification. Applicants to this program must be 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.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Develop their skills as a paramedic to care for patients in critical situations
Learn to care for patients during transport
Pursue certification as critical care paramedic or flight paramedic

Program Snapshot

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Possible Careers

Critical care paramedic
Flight paramedic
Search and rescue medic
Ambulance EMT
Paramedicine instructor

*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

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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