Emergency medical technology programs are designed to train persons to provide emergency prehospital care to people experiencing health crises. The goals of these programs are on three different levels: Emergency Medical Technician Basic; Paramedic Certification; and the Associate in Applied Science degree.
The Emergency Medical Technician Basic certificate is a prerequisite for admission to the paramedic program in addition to University and department admission requirements.
The Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate can be attained after successfully completing three semesters of study. The course of study provides the student with knowledge about the recognition, assessment, and practice of emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting or on an advanced life-support unit. It meets and exceeds all United States Department of Transportation national standard paramedic curriculum objectives and is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP), and the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS (333).
The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded following the completion of the advanced training program with clinical paramedical experiences. This program includes coursework for the critical care paramedicine, and urgent care technician. Forty percent of all teaching and clinical rotations are physician-instructed and/or precepted. To obtain the Associate in Applied Science degree (including the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate and the Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate), will require five semesters of study including one summer semester.
For the certificate, admission requirements and procedures are the same as those applicable to the University and the Department of Health Professions with the addition of a minimum age of 18 years, a current driver’s license, and an interview by a selection committee. The student must be EMTB certified. A physical examination to attest good health is required. Admission into the Associate in Applied Science degree program is restricted. Please refer to the admission policies available from the Department of Health Professions.