This advanced emergency medical care program consists of four courses, including a clinical rotation in a hospital setting and a field internship with an ambulance service. You learn emergency procedures such as cardiac monitoring and defibrillation and the administration of medications and IV fluids. Successful completion of this program and subsequent certification exams will enable graduates to work as skilled paramedics and to provide sophisticated, advanced pre-hospital life support. 

JCCC's Paramedic program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). For more information, see the Paramedic Admissions Process web page. The information packet, which includes deadlines, admission requirements, and options for meeting academic criteria is available year-round and updated annually. The application and attachments are only available during the application period, which opens on June 1 and closes on October 1 each year. 

This is a selective admission program with limited enrollment. If you are accepted into the program, you take classes in the spring, summer, and fall, completing the program in December.

(Major Code 534A; CIP Code 51.0904)

Emergency Medical Science Program web page

Certificate Requirements

Spring Semester

EMS 220Medic I*10
EMS 225Medic II*10
Total Hours20

Summer Semester

EMS 230Medic III Clinicals*12
Total Hours12

Fall Semester

EMS 271Medic IV Field Internship*15
Total Hours15

Total Program Hours: 47


This course has registration requirements.