Emergency Services

Division of Emergency Services
Fire Protection Technology
(Non-Specialty Program)
Fire Protection Technology
(Technical Specialty Program)
Emergency Management and Communications
Emergency Medical Science Technology
Emergency Medical Science Technology – Certificate 

Meridian Community College is recognized as a leader in higher education programs for public safety personnel. Through the Division of Emergency Service Technology, MCC administers the Mississippi Emergency Service Degree Program. This unit oversees the delivery of certificate and degree programs in Fire Protection Technology and Emergency Management and Communications Technology. These programs are commonly distributed through a unique method of distance learning. Our faculty recognizes the difficulty most fire and emergency service professional encounter when working towards a degree through traditional on-campus meetings. However, ESDP courses are available through web-based resources that allow greater flexibility when completing a degree during on or off duty hours The Fire Protection and Emergency Management programs are geared primarily for part-time students (career or volunteer) who are active in the fire service, emergency management, or public safety communication fields. Courses are offered in a format that allows public safety personnel the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to realistic problems related to the delivery of emergency services. Depending on the degree and option sought, students typically complete the necessary requirements for graduation within two to four years.

The Division also includes the state’s first Emergency Medical Science Academy. This section is responsible for the delivery of all Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic courses, clinical experiences, and testing at MCC. The Emergency Medical Science Academy is a comprehensive learning environment designed specifically for EMS students of all levels. The Academy Division of Emergency Services Meridian Community College is recognized as a leader in higher education programs for public safety personnel. Through the Division of Emergency Service Technology, MCC administers the Mississippi Emergency Service Degree Program. This unit oversees the delivery of certificate and degree programs in Fire Protection Technology and Emergency Management and Communications Technology. These programs are commonly distributed through a unique method of distance learning. Our faculty recognizes the difficulty most fire and emergency service professional encounter when working towards a degree through traditional on-campus meetings. However, ESDP courses are available through web-based resources that allow greater flexibility when completing a degree during on or off duty hours. includes two primary classrooms, a high-fidelity skills laboratory, simulated hospital treatment room, skills evaluation area and fully functional ambulance simulators. Students studying both basic and advanced life saving skills will have access to numerous patient simulators for practice. The program also relies on a system of collaborative learning by integrating EMS students with nursing and other health education students in the same medical environment. Throughout the year, the EMSA also schedules several opportunities for professional development and continuing education.