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Paramedic

The mission of the Emergency Medical Services program is to educate and graduate an EMS professional who is a competent entry-level practitioner.   The program is designed to develop and promote conceptual, technical, contextual, integrative, and adaptive competence; creating practitioners educated in all phases of professional behavior. Graduates will be prepared to enter the health professions workforce and be eligible for licensure, certification, and advanced education. Attention is focused on the need of each student for local and international service.

 

Paramedic Certificate Requirements

PARA 250 EMT - Paramedic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

PARA 270 EMT - Paramedic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

PARA 290 EMT - Paramedic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Course desciptions are available in the 2012-14 Catalog or online on the Paramedic website.

 

Basic Information 

Admission Criteria

  • Must be 18 years of age before first class.
  • High school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Evidence of successful completion of Emergency Medical Technician course.
  • Possession of current State of Missouri EMT license, or eligibility and ability to obtain prior to first day of class.
  • Maturity of judgment, sound moral character and health status, which provide reasonable assurance that the student will meet the physical and mental demands of the occupation.
  • Completion of Para 201 or BIO 121 (or equivalent) with a grade of “C” or better. (Beginning August 2013)
  • Must 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

Cost

The total cost of the three required courses to complete the Paramedic certificate total $7809. All MSSU fees apply including: textbook rental fees, equipment use fee, student activity fee, parking fee, and student ID fee. In addition to established fees for all university students, other costs are incurred by emergency medical service students such as: uniforms, liability insurance, equipment fee, National Registry examination fee, clinical/field internship scheduling and tracking software, and examination materials. For an updated listing of fees, you may visit the Bursar's Office website. If you are planning to live on campus, the cost of room and board  will depend on the type of dorm you live in. The costs for on campus housing can be found by visiting the Residence Life website.

 

Disclosure Information

The following information is required to be reported by the U.S. Department of Education.

On Time Completion Information

Students can complete the Paramedic Program by completing the admission criteria above and enrolling in the Paramedic courses. The Program is 3 semesters (10 month) long and begins in the Fall semester of each academic year.

Occupational Profile Information

The Paramedic Program provides students with the training required to prepare students to take the National Registry examinations as Paramedics(SOC Code 29-2041.00). To find more information on occupational profiles, please visit O*NET online and search by occupation's title or by the SOC Code provided.

 

2007-08

13 students completed the program for the academic year 2007-08. 100% of the students completing the program did so in normal time. Of those 13 students, 6 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students completing the program, the median cummulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $0

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

 

2008-09

26 students completed the program for the academic year 2008-09. 100% completed the program in normal time. Of those 26 students, 14 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students

completing the program, the median cummulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $6000

Private Loan Debt: $0

Instituational Financing Plan Debt: $0

 

2009-10

23 students completed the program for the academic year 2008-09. 100% completed the program in normal time. Of those 23 students, 10 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students

completing the program, the median cummulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $0

Private Loan Debt: $0

Instituational Financing Plan Debt: $0

 

2010-11

15 students completed the program for the academic year 2010-11. 100% completed the program in normal time. Of those 15 students, 11 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students completing the program, the median cummulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $8000

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

 

2011-12

11 students completed the program for the academic year 2011-12. 100% completed the program in normal time. Of those 11 students, 9 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students completing the program, the median cummulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $5500

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

 

2012-13

12 students completed the program for the academic year 2012-13.  100% completed the program in normal time.  Of those 12 students, 11 incurred student loan debt to complete the program.  For all students completing the program, the median cummulative debt is as follows:

 Federal Student Loan Debt: $9500

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

 

2013-14

7 students completed the Paramedic Certificate program for the academic year 2013-14.  The number of students who have completed this program during the 2013-14 award year is less than 10.  For privacy reasons, the school will not disclose the median cummulative loan debt.  

 

For further information, visit the Paramedic website.

 

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