Emergency Medical Services Technician
Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced EMT’s, and Paramedics are licensed medical professionals who provide emergency medical care to the sick and injured in an effort to promote health, alleviate suffering and conserve human life. Jefferson State Community College offers three levels of EMS training and education. Students who enroll in the EMS program will pursue a course of study, which leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree.
The EMT level is a one semester course which may be taken for credit or non-credit. Upon completion of these courses, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry examination and apply for a State of Alabama EMT license, which is required for Advanced EMT clinicals.
Advanced EMT training consists of an additional semester of training. Students who complete the Advanced EMT course will be eligible to sit for the Advanced EMT National Registry examination qualifying them to apply for a State of Alabama Advanced EMT License, which is required for Paramedic clinicals.
Paramedic is the final three semesters, which along with the required general education courses, leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. Upon successful completion of the Paramedic program, the graduate may take the National Registry exam and apply for licensure as a Paramedic.
These programs are not designed to transfer to a four-year institution. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program should notify the advisor upon entry into the program.
- For information on the National Registry of EMT’s go to www.nremt.org
- For information on Alabama EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic license go to www.adph.org/ems/
In accordance with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Standard IV.B.2, all accredited Paramedic Programs must publish the 3-year results and average for the following outcomes:
- NREMT Written Pass Rates
- NREMT Practical Pass Rates
- Paramedic Program Retention Rates
- Paramedic Positive Placement (Employment)
- Employment is measured 6 months and 12 month post-graduation through graduate surveys.
Jefferson State Community College’s Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs or CAAHEP (www.caahep.org) up to the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions or CoAEMSP.
To contact CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
To Contact CoAEMSP: Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088