Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Emergency Medical Technician course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • High school graduation diploma (or equivalent) or a student in good standing at the high school junior or senior level.
  • Be 18 years of age to challenge National Registry examination.
  • Maturity of judgment, sound moral character and health status, which provide reasonable assurance that student will meet physical and mental demands of the occupation.
  • Submit proof of required immunizations.            
  • Pass a thorough, department approved background check*.
  • Pass a department approved drug and alcohol screening.
  • Proof of current health insurance
  • Possess a current CPR for Healthcare Provider certification.

Emergency Medical Technician Application Process

To be considered for acceptance into the Emergency Medical Technician course, the applicant must:

Step One: Application

  • Apply for admission to Missouri Southern State University.
  • Submit a Program Application to the Department of EMS prior to the deadline.

Step Two: Documents

Submit the following documents:

  • Proof of current required immunizations/immunity
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • Varicella
    • Current Influenza
    • Tuberculin Test (within 1 year of course completion)
    • 1st vaccination in Hepatitis B series
    • Current Td (Tetanus/Diphtheria) immunization and proof of one time Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis)
    • Drug and alcohol screening. Arranged by the EMS Department.
    • American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider certification. Class will be offered by EMS Department prior to beginning of semester.
    • Proof of current health insurance

Step Three: Interview

Candidates submitting completed applications by the deadline will be contacted and scheduled for an interview with program faculty. Upon conditional acceptance to the program, applicants must complete the department approved background check and drug screening.

* RSMo 660.317.6 prohibits a hospital from knowingly allowing those guilty of Class A or B felonies as defined by state law to give care to clients in their agency. Students of the MSSU Department of EMS are assigned to clinical practice rotations in cooperating hospitals and will be in contact with patients. A criminal record check is required for admission to the MSSU Department of Emergency Medical Service programs. Candiates who have been found guilty of Class A or B felonies will be ineligible to enter the MSSU Emergency Medical Service programs.