Emergency Medical Science Technology
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
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs of the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlet, TX 75088