Feb 20, 2024  

Emergency Medical Sciences - Paramedic, Certificate

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Making fast, life-saving decisions is probably the most important thing a paramedic can do. If you want to help those who are hurt or in need, have an interest in the health care industry and are a quick, critical thinker, you might consider a career in the emergency medical sciences. Oklahoma City Community College offers a certificate of mastery in paramedic certification. This will give you the same training you need to enter the health care world without taking the general education requirements needed for a degree. Entry into this program requires National Registry Certification as an EMT or Advanced EMT.

Program Notes

Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate. ++Special Admissions Procedures: All Health Professions students are required to submit a nationwide background and pre-placement drug testing prior to clinical/fieldwork. More information will be distributed upon acceptance into your respected program.For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.occc.edu/certificates/

Credentialing: The ability to sit for the licensure exam, to meet the eligibility requirements to practice as a Paramedic will be approved or denied by the National Registry of EMT’s based on criminal history. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the National Registry of EMT’s and determine eligibility. It is strongly recommended that this be done prior to enrollment in the program. Accredited by: The Oklahoma City Community College EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727)-210-2350, www.caahep.org

Minimum of 41 Credit Hours *

Course Grouping

All courses require a minimum of a “C” grade to qualify as a course prerequisite and to qualify the student for licensure.

**This course has a clinical component that requires purchase of liability insurance, a clinical uniform, drug testing, and a National background check including a sex offender search.

Major Courses

(41 credit hours)

General Education Courses



Prior to entering the Emergency Medical Sciences - Paramedic Certificate program, applicants are required to have an active NREMT EMT or NREMT AEMT certification.  

Life Skills Courses


Support Courses


Intercession I - 2 weeks

Term 1

Intercession II - 2 weeks

Term 4

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