EMT-Paramedic Certification

Technical Certificate of Credit

Contact Information
Alan Pittman
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50726

Program and Career Description

The EMT-Paramedic is a professional EMS Provider. He/she completed the Basic EMT requirements plus the educational requirements for licensure as a Paramedic. The Paramedic Program is a fifteen month program that includes classroom, clinical, and field instruction. Paramedics are responsible for all Basic EMT skills plus Advanced Life Support Skills such as medication administration, endotracheal intubation, ECG monitoring and interpretation, defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion, comprehensive patient assessment, and advanced management of medical and trauma emergencies. EMT-Paramedics are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Graduates of the EMT-Paramedic program may apply credit earned toward certain Associate of Applied Science degrees; check with your advisor for more information.

Estimated Salary Range
CareerBeginning Salary Range with AASExperienced Salary Range
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic $19,340 to $22,950 $28,430+

Statistics are based on state averages from the Tennessee Career Information Delivery System. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Accreditation Information

The EMT-Paramedic Program is authorized by the Division of Emergency Medical Services of the Tennessee Department of Health. The EMT-Paramedic Certificate is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation for Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX, 76021 800-874-5651). Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Major Required Courses
EMT 159 Preparatory
EMT 160 Principles of Pathophysiology
EMT 161 Patient Assessment
EMT 162 Pre-hospital Pharmacology Intro.
EMT 163 Medical Situations
EMT 164 Airway Management
EMT 165 Clinical Experience I
EMT 170 EMS Operations
EMT 171 Patient Management
EMT 172 Trauma Emergencies
EMT 173 Clinical Experience II
EMT 180 Clinical Experience III
EMT 181 Internship

The EMT-Paramedic Technical Certificate requires 48 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.

Admission Requirements

Applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Technical Certificate of Credit program must:

Sample Schedule

1st Year, Fall Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
EMT 159 Preparatory 6
EMT 160 Prin. of Pathophysiology 4
EMT 161 Patient Assessment 3
EMT 164 Airway Management 2
  Total Credits 15
1st Year, Spring Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
EMT 162 Pre-hospital Pharm. 3
EMT 163 Medical Situations 6
EMT 165 Clinical Experience I 3
EMT 170 EMS Operations 4
  Total Credits 16
1st Year, Summer Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
EMT 171 Patient Management 4
EMT 172 Trauma Emergencies 4
EMT 173 Clinical Experience II 3
  Total Credits 11
2nd Year, Fall Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
EMT 180 Clinical Experience III 3
EMT 181 Internship 3
  Total Credits 6