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EMT Paramedic Certificate

Emergency Medicine


This course is offered at the Colerain Township Fire Department.


Students who have already earned an Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) certificate may continue their education by entering the Paramedic Certificate Program.

Course Description

This is a 1-year course on knowledge and skills needed by an Emergency Medical Technician to continue their education in order provide advanced life support care of the ill or injured patient. The curriculum follows guidelines approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, and meets terminal objectives for the entry-level paramedic as outlined in the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards. 

Course Prerequisites 

State of Ohio Emergency Medical Technician, EMS 120 Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic, current BLS certification and appropriate Accuplacer scores. 

Course Content

The Program will begin each January with Anatomy and Physiology. Those students who have completed A & P will begin classes in May, and student transcripts can be evaluated by the WDC Program Coordinator for May admission. This is a 30 credit-hour program, and is an integral part of the EMS Associate degree program. Students completing this training may apply all credit hours earned to the Associate degree and continue their education towards graduation. The Paramedic classes are Financial Aid eligible. This Program is held at the Colerain Township Fire Department Administration building, in conjunction with the Colerain Township Fire Department Training Division. 

For More Information

Shawn Stacy, EMS Program Coordinator
Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center
10100 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Office: 513.569.4682


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