Students who have already earned the credential National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) may continue their education in the Paramedic certificate program. Students must meet with the program chair or designee to be placed onto the eligibility list for the three Paramedic Theory and Practice courses.
The certificate program prepares competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the level of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder.
Classes are offered each semester at three Cincinnati State locations:
- Clifton Campus
- Campbell County (Kentucky)
- Colerain Township
Related ProgramsEMT Paramedic - Management Major (EMTP-M)EMT Paramedic - Science Major (EMTP-S)Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate (EMTC)
The Cincinnati State Technical and Community College program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: www.caahep.org, Phone (727) 210-2350)
- Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions: www.coaemsp.org, Phone (214) 703-8445
The Paramedic curriculum has been approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 182073, 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43218-2073. Phone: (614) 466-9447. Ohio #349
The Paramedic curriculum has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, 2464 Fortune Drive, Suite 195, Lexington, KY 40509. Kentucky TEI-322
Credentialing: After completing the certificate, students are eligible to take the National Registry exam.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Take the national registry exam for paramedics
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- EMT-P (Paramedic)
Graduate Employment Outlook
Employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow 11 percent through 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 20,700 openings for EMTs and paramedics are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
$36,650 median annual salary
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2023-2024 academic year
Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic Certificate (EMTPC)
|EMS 110||Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice||5||4||7|
|XXX 1XX Paramedic Anatomy /Physiology Elective||3||0||3|
|EMS 211||Paramedic 1||7||0||7|
|EMS 221||Paramedic 1 Lab||0||3||1|
|EMS 231||Paramedic 1 Practicum||1||9||2|
|EMS 212||Paramedic 2||6||0||6|
|EMS 222||Paramedic 2 Lab||0||3||1|
|EMS 232||Paramedic 2 Practicum||1||11||3|
|EMS 213||Paramedic 3||6||0||6|
|EMS 223||Paramedic 3 Lab||0||3||1|
|EMS 233||Paramedic 3 Practicum||1||11||3|
|Paramedic Anatomy / Physiology Elective|
& BIO 152
|Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Anatomy and Physiology 2
|EMS 120||Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|BIO 117||Human Body in Health and Disease||3|