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Emergency Medical Science Technology

DIVISION OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

Steven Todd
Program Coordinator

stodd1@meridiancc.edu
601.553.3487

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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are two distinct levels of responders who provide emergency medical services in an external-hospital environment. Often, these medical professionals utilize ambulance-based resources and operate under the direction of a medical control physician within well­ established parameters of medical care. The Emergency Medical Science Academy at MCC offers entry-level students the opportunity to achieve their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic certification. MCC also offers a Paramedic program for students who have obtained a valid EMT-Basic national certification and have completed Human Anatomy and Physiology I and lab with a grade of "C" or better. All students must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or GED certificate to be considered for acceptance into the Emergency Medical Science Academy.

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

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S.  Highway 19 North, Suite 1158
Clearwater FL. 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs of the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlet, TX 75088

 

Meridian Community College is approved by Mississippi State Board of Health through the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) to administer both EMT-Basic and Paramedic education programs. The curriculum used by MCC exceeds the “National EMS Educational Standards” developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A major portion of classroom instruction is devoted to understanding the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiological processes related to emergency medical care. Laboratory experiences are used to build on a competency­ based instruction model to include patient assessment and management skills required for the treatment of life-threatening problems in patients of varying ages.