Emergency Medical Technician

Registration for EMT and AEMT classes require an application to be completed and mailed or emailed to the EMS Program Director.     

Contact Kenneth Oxford for PIN # and academic advising for any classes you may need in addition to the EMS classes.

EMT Applications



Emergency Medical Technology is a Health Sciences specialty which consist of EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics working together in an EMS system to provide emergency medical care to patients in the pre-hospital setting.  EMS focuses on the reduction of mortality and morbidity caused by trauma and disease while cooperating with other health care professionals to promote healthy lifestyles and injury prevention. This is a disciplined, scientific profession which requires precision and accuracy in various skills such as patient assessment, medication therapy, EKG interpretation and monitoring, intravenous therapy, patient movement, and management of any trauma or medical emergency encountered. While care and attention to detail are fundamental, a commitment to the healing arts is essential. EMS providers must demonstrate concern for the sick and injured, and must be able to manage the patients, their families, and bystanders with understanding and compassion. EMS providers primarily work in the pre-hospital setting, but opportunities are increasing for employment in hospitals, industry, public safety organizations, and free-standing emergency clinics.

The Jackson State Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Sciences Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Health Sciences Education Programs

9355 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33775-7709

(727) 210-2350
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
fax (214) 703-8992

Life and Work Experience for Credit Policy

Pursuant to the published policy for Jackson State Community College, any experiential learning or life experience acceptable for application toward other requirements for an Associate degree in the students chosen field will be considered for credit.  However, since (1) the State of Tennessee requires that all Paramedic Program Graduates who are candidates for licensure must have taken and passed the National Registry of EMTs exam and (2) the National Registry of EMTs requires satisfactory completion of an approved and accredited program in order to take the registry exam, experiential learning and life experience will not be acceptable for credit in any EMT or Paramedic course.

Paramedic Program Performance

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 89%

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%.  Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’.  Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 90%.

Year NREMT Cognitive
Exam pass rate
NREMT Psychomotor
Exam pass rate
Retention Rate
Graduate Job
Placement Rate
2020 89% 100% 90% 100%
2019 83% 100% 100% 100%
2018 88% 100% 50% 100%
2017 67% 93% 71% 100%
2015 88% 100% 89% 100%