Paramedicine - Emergency Medical Technician - Certificate of Specialization

Emergency medical technicians provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients. They are the link between the scene of a medical incident and the health care system. This certificate program gives students the complex knowledge and skills necessary to test for EMT certification and licensure. The required courses train students on the basics of medical intervention, rescue equipment and working within the larger system. Graduates will be qualified to take the national certification exam through the National Registry of EMTs and to apply for state licensing through the Missouri Department of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. This program includes all prerequisites required to join OTC’s paramedic program and is the first step for students who want to obtain the A.A.S in Paramedicine.

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
Pursue an associate degree in paramedicine

Program Snapshot

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Average Length: Not Available
Credits: Not Available
Average Salary: Not Available

Possible Careers

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

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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