Hybrid Program for International Students

Crowder College is proud to offer a state-of-the-art International Paramedic Training Program that takes place online with onsite clinical hours required.

Complete one semester of online coursework from anywhere in the world and follow up with four months of internships in Missouri USA. A two week intensive skill drill training is not required, but STRONGLY recommended. The cost of the skill drill is $250/per student. Included in the skill drill sessions are 10, eight-hour days (M-F) of intense psychomotor skills training. The purpose of the skill drill is to not only ensure proficiency of basic-level psychomotor skills based on U.S. standards, but also ensuring mastery of advanced level practical skills before clinical rotations begin. Payment of the skill drill is required up-front, and is to be paid directly to Crowder College. This will be followed by up to 14 weeks of hospital and ambulance internships completed in Southwest Missouri, USA. All the ambulance placements are on ALS level 911 Emergency Ambulances. After successfully completing the course, you will test for the US National Registry (NREMT) Paramedic Exam. The National Registry is accepted for reciprocity in many countries around the globe.

The first course in the program is completed online from your home country. You will have access to our virtual classroom where you will view recorded lectures by your chief instructor, live sessions, video training material, chat boards, live chat rooms, and online testing. This part of the course is the most challenging. It moves quickly.

The estimated cost of this program for International Students includes the following:

  • Application: $50 (may be paid online or through the International Coordinator)
  • Health Insurance (mandatory) $512 per semester
  • First Semester: $2475 tuition
    • Online fee $252
    • Textbooks $700-$760 (this includes both semesters, buy your own through JB Learning)
    • $126 flex fee
  • Second Semester: $2475 tuition
    • Lab fee $130
    • FISDAP/SIM Fee $130
    • Liability insurance $13
    • Uniform shirts, light blue, two (2) per student $55

In order to begin the Paramedic Course, you must first have EMT (or equivalent) training from your home country. We accept EMT training from most countries, although you will first need to successfully pass the NREMT EMT level cognitive and psychomotor exams upon your arrival to Missouri. In addition to the EMT training, you are required to:

  • Be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Provide proof of immunizations
  • Secure appropriate visa from your embassy or consulate (contact Sarah Horine, International Coordinator, at sarahhorine@crowder.edu for more information).

Crowder College will provide transportation to and from designated airports at the beginning and end of the course. Crowder will only provide transportation if your airport is XNA (Bentonville, AR), Springfield, MO., or Joplin, MO. If you arrive or depart through any other airport, you will be responsible for securing your own transportation.

During residency in the United States, students are responsible for arranging their rental car services needed to attend clinical rotations and weekly classes. If you need information on where to secure a rental car, contact kristinspencer@crowder.edu.

Residency is available through Crowder (dormitories and apartments). If you are interested in applying for campus housing, go to http://www.crowder.edu/services/student-life/housing/ for more information. If you wish to live off campus, contact the EMS Program Director for more information on housing opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in the International Paramedic Hybrid Program. Crowder EMS has educated students from all over the world, including Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Argentina and more. If you would like to begin the application process, please contact Kristin Spencer, EMS Program Director, at kristinspencer@crowder.edu