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Paramedic-Emergency Medical Technician

  • Golden Triangle campus
  • Associate's Degree program
  • Certificate program
Paramedic Associate's Degree program:
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The Paramedic Program is a four-semester Associate Degree program that prepares the student as a competent entry-level paramedic who can serve their community with advanced life support care. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic examination.
Course topics include EMS Operations, medical and traumatic emergencies, cardiology and advanced life support skills such as vascular access, medication administration, 12 lead EKG interpretations and advance airway procedures. Students will also receive instruction in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and pre-hospital trauma life support.
The paramedic program consists of three distinct parts: 1. Classroom: Instructor lead discussion to provide the student with knowledge of medical and traumatic emergencies across life span of the patients we serve. 2. Laboratory: Additional instruction and practice for development of the psychomotor skills necessary for basic and advanced life support. 3. Clinical and Field internships: Where the student will fine tune the concepts taught in the classroom and laboratory under the guidance of professional preceptors during live patient contact. Clinical internships will be conducted during each semester at hospitals in our region. Field internships will be conducted at Advanced Life Support EMS services in our region.
A student successfully completing the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree from EMCC and be eligible to take the National Registry Exam as a Paramedic. This training program is sanctioned by the Mississippi State Board of Health. The course meets or exceeds those standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/U.S. Department of Transportation. The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. 

Paramedic Certificate Program Option: An optional pathway to obtain certification is to become a Paramedic through the EMCC Certificate program. By following the Certificate route, the student is required to meet the prerequisites for the program. They must then complete the three-semester Paramedic program. Upon successful completion of the program the Paramedic candidate will receive a certificate which will certify the candidate to take the National Registry exam for Paramedics.  

EMT Certificate:
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The 135-hour course is offered by the State Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, with the cooperation of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the American College of Surgeons Mississippi Committee on Trauma, through the Community/Junior College system.

Career Opportunities:


This program prepares students for a career in emergency medicine as a paramedic. Students who complete this program and pass the National Registry are certified to practice pre-hospital medicine with an ambulance service.​





Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic examination.



Sample courses:


Cardiology: Comprehensive approach to the care of patients with acute and complex cardiovascular compromise.


Maternal/Child Emergencies: Provides a detailed understanding of the anatomic structures, physiology, and pathophysiology encountered when providing care in gynecological and obstetrical emergencies as well as pediatric emergencies.


Trauma: Advanced instruction in integration of pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for a suspected trauma patient.





Program Accreditation

East Mississippi Community College's Paramedic Program is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
Education Programs,, upon the recommendation
of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs,
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, phone (727) 210-2350.​
East Mississippi Community College
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Main Campus
1512 Kemper Street
PO Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358
(662) 476-8442
Golden Triangle
8731 South Frontage Road
PO Box 100
Mayhew, MS 39753
(662) 243-1900
CAFB Extension Center
81 Fifth Street, Room A
CAFB, MS 39710
(662) 434-2660
NAS Meridian Extension
255 Rosenbaum Ave.
Meridian, MS 39309
(601) 679-3570