Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic Course
MCC offers a one-semester course to meet the educational needs of those seeking certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic. This course provides an overview of the skills necessary to work as an EMT-Basic including patient assessment, transport, and treatment. Successful completion of the class (EMS 1118) qualifies a student for additional testing and recognition by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians at the Basic level. Student must earn a grade of “C” or better and pass the final exam with a grade of 75 or better to qualify for the National Registry examination.
To qualify for enrollment in the EMT-Basic course, prospective students must:
After enrollment and as a part of the class, the following will be required of/scheduled for students:
EMS 1118 Emergency Medical Technician - 8 Semester Hours
Paramedic Technology Program – Certificate and Associate Degree Options
MCC offers both certificate and associate degree options for students enrolled in the Paramedic Technology program. All courses meet or exceed the National EMS Educational Standards developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Paramedic students are required to complete a substantial quantity of laboratory and clinical experiences. Successful completion of the Paramedic program qualifies a student for additional testing and recognition as a Paramedic by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Paramedic Technology Certificate Program Curriculum
|EMS 1122||Intro to EMS Systems|
|EMS 1314||Airway: Management, Respiration, and Oxygenation||4|
|EMS 1414||Patient Assessment||4|
|EMS 1513||EMS Practicum I|
|Total Semester Hours|
|EMS 1525||EMS Practicum II|
|Total Semester Hours|
|EMS 1422||Special Patient Populations|
|EMS 2414||Maternal / Child Emergencies|
|EMS 2565||EMS Practicum III|
|EMS 2912||EMS Operations|
|BIO 2523||Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture and BIO 2521 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (if not previously completed||4|
|Total Semester Hours||17|
|Total Program Semester Hours||53|
Students in the EMS-Paramedic Technology program must attend MCC full-time (15 or more semester hours credit).
To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed above with a grade of "C" or better and with an overall (cumulative) grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 or better. A grade of "C" or better is required in each EMS course to progress in the program.
Upon successful completion of all required courses, students will be eligible to write the National Registry's examination for paramedic certification.
Paramedic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Option
Students may also receive the Associate of Applied Science degree by earning credit for the following general education courses:
|BIO 2523/2521 or 2524 Anatomy & Physiology II and lab|
(in certificate curriculum)
|ENG 1113 English Composition I|
|SPT 1113 Public Speaking|
|Humanities or Fine Arts Elective|
|Social or Behavioral Science Elective|
|Total Semester Hours|
Note: MCC’s Emergency Medical Science-Paramedic (EMS-P) Technology program is undergoing initial accreditation evaluation. The program, therefore, is not currently accredited.
MCC has received a Letter of Review, which is the official designation that a Paramedic program is in the "Becoming Accredited" process. It should be noted that Letter of Review is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status. It is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
For additional information, contact the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs at www.caahep.org or the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) at www.coaemsp.org.
For more information on this program read the gainful employment disclosure.
Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information subject to change. See the EMS program advisor for additional information.