Hybrid Paramedic Program

This exciting, yet challenging, Hybrid Paramedic Program is designed to afford both United States Domestic and International Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) an excellent educational experience from the comfort of your home. Crowder College EMS Programs are both state and nationally accredited through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and CAAHEP/CoAEMSP, respectively.

“The paramedic students that have rotated thru [sic] our ER are absolutely fabulous and will be superior medics in the field….What an honor and privilege to be able to help them on their way!”
— Patrice Lasiter, RN

This course consists of two college semesters totaling 36 credit hours (18 college credits per semester). The first semester is 27 weeks long and is completed online. The second semester is 14 weeks long and includes skills training and clinical internships. Each semester awards 18 credits for a total of 36 credits. In addition to obtaining Paramedic Certification, interested Paramedic Candidates can choose to pursue the Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Paramedicine.

Semester one consists of online instruction using Jones and Bartlett’s virtual classroom, instructor created narrated Power Points, videos, and interactive lectures. Semester two requires students to arrive in Southwest Missouri for clinical rotations unless otherwise approved by Crowder’s EMS program director.

During semester two, ACLS, AMLS, and PALS will be provided. In addition, there are mandatory classes one night per week to discuss clinical rotations and to practice NREMT skills and assessments. All field clinical internships will be held in Southwest Missouri, Northwest Arkansas, and NE/Central Oklahoma regions to include EMSA in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hospital clinical internships will be scheduled through Miami, Oklahoma, Joplin and Springfield Missouri hospitals.

At the completion of the clinical hours, Paramedic Candidates will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Paramedic Exam (NREMTP). Both the traditional and hybrid Crowder College Paramedic Programs include over 1100 program hours as follows:

  • 600 didactic classroom hours
  • 320 hospital internship hours
  • 240 field internship hours

For more information about Crowder Colleges Hybrid Paramedic Program, please contact:

Kirk Wattman, JD, NREMT-P, I/C/E
EMS Education Hybrid/International Coordinator/Instructor
601 Laclede Avenue
Neosho, MO 64850-9165