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


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.


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Career Outlook

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

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Fire Departments in Hamilton County and surrounding counties
  • Greater Cincinnati Hospitals


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Effective 2023-2024 academic year

Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic Certificate (EMTPC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice 5 4 7
Semester 2
XXX 1XX Paramedic Anatomy /Physiology Elective 3 0 3
Semester 3
EMS 211 Paramedic 1 7 0 7
EMS 221 Paramedic 1 Lab 0 3 1
EMS 231 Paramedic 1 Practicum 1 9 2
Semester 4
EMS 212 Paramedic 2 6 0 6
EMS 222 Paramedic 2 Lab 0 3 1
EMS 232 Paramedic 2 Practicum 1 11 3
Semester 5
EMS 213 Paramedic 3 6 0 6
EMS 223 Paramedic 3 Lab 0 3 1
EMS 233 Paramedic 3 Practicum 1 11 3
Total Credits: 30 44 40
Paramedic Anatomy / Physiology Elective
BIO 151
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

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