Metropolitan Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Education Program offers coursework at the Emergency Medical Technician and the Paramedic levels. Courses are designed to successfully prepare students to pass the National Registry of EMT’s certification exams and become competent, entry-level healthcare professionals.
All programs exceed the current National EMS Education Standards. MCC EMS education offers Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic Certificate, and an Associate of Applied Science Paramedic options.
Degree and Certificate Offered
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Emergency Medical Technician
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician links the scene to the emergency health care system. (National EMS Education Standards)
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. (National EMS Education Standards)
EMS/ Paramedic Frequently Asked Questions
Tell me about the EMT program
EMT is not a program in and of itself. It is part of the Paramedic program. The EMT class is called EMS 150 and is one semester long. We offer this class every semester: spring, summer, and fall. The summer semester class is only eight weeks long and is very intense. Class days/ times for Spring and Fall semesters are MWTh 9am-noon, or 1pm-4pm, or 6 P.M.- 9 P.M. Summer classes are MTWTh from 9 A.M.- 1 P.M., or 5:30 P.M.- 9:45 P.M. Successful completion of this course will entitle you to take the national exams in order to obtain your EMTB license. This is an eight credit class that also includes CPR certification as part of the course work.
How do I apply for EMT class?
Great news! No application is necessary. You can enroll yourself online with your student ID number.
How do I get a student ID number?
Visit the Apply to MCC webpage and follow the steps.
How do I enroll if I have a student ID number?
Visit the MCC Enroll webpage and follow the steps. The class you want to enroll in is EMS 150. If you experience any difficulty call 816.604.1000 and ask to speak to an advisor for help enrolling.
How do I enroll in the Paramedic program?
This is where the application comes in. Go to our program webpage and click the “Paramedic Program Application” link which is located under the picture and to the right. If you read the letter and application, you will find a list of the requirements.
I have been a paramedic before. Can I skip some classes?
Unfortunately we do not offer advanced placement.
Can I transfer in credits from a previous program?
The only credits that will transfer are general education credits toward the Paramedic AAS degree. We do not accept transfer of paramedic core class credits.
Program Campus and Contact
Program Coordinator, EMS Education:
Lisa McGuire, 816.604.4810
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
The Metropolitan Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
MCC's EMS Education Program has full accreditation status through 2/28/2024 awarded by the Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102, 573.751.6356. Training entity 09503.