Emergency Medical Technician

Crowder offers both day and night classes in Neosho, Cassville, Webb City and Carthage. Classes meet three days/week for 16 weeks. Candidates must be 18 years of age or turning 18 by the end of the course. Curriculum consists of 172 hours of classroom instruction and laboratory exercises, 36 ambulance hours, 12 emergency department hours and four hours in a 911 dispatch center. Hospital and ambulance rotations are available in Joplin, Neosho, Anderson, Miami, OK, Quapaw, OK, Grove, OK,and Rogers, AR.

The cost of the program depends upon your residency status. (See Tuition information). The program is nine (9) credit hours. Other fees not included in the base tuition include lab fee of $150, facility use fee, uniform shirts, student liability insurance and FISDAP fee (for online clinical scheduling).

Prospective students must pass a criminal background check conducted by the Missouri Highway Patrol prior to prior to participating in clinical rotations. The fingerprinting will cost $44.80 if you pay online when  you register or, $52.50 if you pay at the time the fingerprinting is done. For more information regarding background checks, go to www.machs.mo.gov and select the fingerprint search portal. Any student who has been convicted of any felony drug, assault, or sexual offenses are deemed ineligible.

The Emergency Medical Technician course is approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services through the Bureau of EMS unit. It contains curriculum and interventions currently considered to be within the scope of practice of an EMT. This course is designed to provide rescuers with the emergency medical knowledge and skills necessary to care for the sick and injured in a pre-hospital setting. Topics include the recognition and treatment of respiratory and cardiac emergencies, trauma, medical emergencies, environmental injuries, emergency childbirth, psychological emergencies and more. Students successfully completing this course are eligible to take the NREMT cognitive exam. You must first be a licensed EMT prior to becoming a candidate for the paramedic program.

For questions regarding the program, contact Kristin Spencer, EMS Program Director, at (417) 455-5505 or via e-mail at kristinspencer@crowder.edu .