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The Paramedicine program at MCC prepares students interested in helping those in need on the front lines.

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are the first responders to medical emergencies. Students in the program learn important criteria for becoming an EMT, including CPR, open water dive and rescue, prehospital trauma life support, critical care and more.

The MCC Paramedicine program is ideal for students who want to help others and perform well in stressful, quick-changing situations.

Our goal is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Degrees & Certificates Offered

Associate in Applied Science:

Certificate of Achievement:


ACCREDITATION: The Metropolitan Community College Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

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Program Director/Instructor: Craig Jacobus, EMSI, NRP, D.C., 531-622-3004
Instructor: Peter Landmark, EMSI, NRP, 531-622-4016
Instructor: Fred McMains, EMSI, NRP, 531-622-4715
Instructor: Kevin Laughlin, EMSI, NRP, 531-622-4786
Instructor: Grace Miller, EMSI, NRP, 531-622-4014

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact the program director at the email provided above or at 531-622-3004. If you are ready to get started with program requirements or the application process, please call 531-622-2400 to schedule your advising appointment with a Success Navigator or Academic Advisor. You can also use this link to help navigate your next steps:

Additional Info:

Below are the most recent outcomes for the Paramedicine program:

  • National Registry Pass Rate: 2022: 100%
  • Retention: 81%
  • Job Placement: 82.4%

Professional Health Studies - Paramedicine (PHPMO) Associate in Applied Science Degree:  Students who successfully complete the Paramedicine certificate of achievement can earn the Professional Health Studies degree by fulfilling the additional 10.5 credit hours of general education requirements. Note that not all courses in the degree may transfer.

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