The Crowder College’s EMS program is accredited by the State of Missouri, Bureau of EMS Division (BEMS) and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). CoAEMSP accreditation expires September 2017 and is the only accrediting body for EMS programs recognized by the NREMT. While graduates of non-accredited schools are currently allowed to take the national certification exam, this practice will end in 2013. After that, only students from accredited schools will be allowed to sit for these exams.
Congratulations to paramedic student Curt Buzzard, the winner of the 2013 capstone project. His video highlights EMS Burnout. Great job, Curt!
VIDEO: 2013 Capstone Project
The Paramedic Program at Crowder College is designed to prepare the student to take the national Registry examination for Paramedic certification.
Paramedic Program participants learn to:
Crowder College is an accredited Paramedic Training Program certified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The College offers day programs which provide comprehensive instruction involving paramedic and other emergency medical service education. Beginning in June 2013 the program will be offered with the book portion ONLINE with a subsequent 14 week clinical block to be held in the Joplin/Neosho region. This will allow someone who is currently working or International students to complete the classroom portion online and then attend the clinical portion as means of providing convenience for those leading a busy lifestyle.
A certified Paramedic is authorized, under the direction of a command physician, to provide Advanced Life Support services including rescue, triage, treatment and transport of emergency patients.
Students learn to provide critical pre-hospital care to ill or injured patients; to master skills essential to the coordination and management of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) systems; and to interact effectively with health care professionals.
Paramedic Program begins in August and is completed in May (2 semesters)
Approximately 1,100 hours will be spent in hospital, classroom and field rotations including ER, OR, CICU, CCU, Pediatrics, Labor and Delivery, RT, and ambulance rotations in Joplin, Monett, Anderson, Miami, OK and Neosho. Program includes ACLS and PALS. Must have valid Missouri EMT license, and pass criminal background check. COMPASS and/or ACT required, High School Diploma or GED, and successful completion of interview.
Tuition $4,060 (includes two uniform shirts, liability insurance, and all specialty labs). Students are responsible for purchasing textbooks. Financial Aid may be available.
For more information contact, Kristin Spencer,
EMT/Paramedic Program Director, 417-455-5505
First Semester (Fall)
Introduction to EMS
Anatomy & Physiology & Pathophysiology
IV & Meds
Second Semester (Spring)
Neonatal & Pediatric Emergencies
Allergies & Anaphylaxis