New – On-site cadaver labs provided for both EMT and paramedic students!
This program consists of five, eight-week college semesters totaling 42 credit hours. The first three eight-week blocks are completed in the classroom and laboratory setting. The fourth and fifth eight-week blocks include skills training and clinical internships.
Paramedic program students will participate in clinical rotations with whom Crowder College has contractual agreements. At the completion of the clinical hours, Paramedic Candidates will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Paramedic Exam (NRP).
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.
Crowder EMS Education graduates will be able to provide basic and advanced life support to all age groups and populations under the direction of a physician in the emergency setting. Extensive didactic instruction, skill competency, field/hospital rotations and internship experiences will be completed to provide the student with the foundational knowledge and skills to successfully attain National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic certification and state licensure. The goal of Crowder’s paramedic program is to produce competent, entry level paramedics to serve in career and volunteer positions.
Paramedic Program participants learn to:
Provide competent clinical pre-hospital care to the ill or injured
Master skills and concepts essential to the operation of EMS systems and other agencies
Interact effectively with other health-care professionals and patients
Link theoretical and practical experience and knowledge of health care with specific application to EMS
For questions regarding the traditional paramedic program, please contact EMS Education or call 417.455.5429
What is the Difference Between an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Paramedic?
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
EMTs usually complete a course (such as Crowder College’s) that is about 125-200 hours in length. Paramedic courses can be between 1,200 to 1,800 hours. EMT and paramedic courses consist of lectures, hands-on skills training, and clinical and/or field internships. EMTs are educated in many skills including CPR, giving patients oxygen, administering glucose for diabetics, and helping others with treatments for asthma attacks or allergic reactions. With very few exceptions, such as in the case of auto-injectors for allergic reactions, EMTs are not allowed to provide treatments that requires breaking the skin: that means no needles.
Paramedics are advanced providers of emergency medical care and are highly educated in topics such as anatomy and physiology, cardiology, medications, and medical procedures. They build on their EMT education and learn more skills such as administering medications, starting intravenous lines, providing advanced airway management for patients, and learning to resuscitate and support patients with significant problems such as heart attacks and traumas. Paramedic education programs can range 12-24 months in length. For more information on the roles of EMT’s and Paramedics, click on the link(s) below.
Crowder College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Click our link to review Paramedic Program Outcomes (written and psychomotor pass rates and retention),
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 150 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org