The Accelerated Paramedic program consolidates the didactic training into 12 weeks. Students attend class on location at McCook Community College for 36.5 hours each week. Following
successful completion of didactic requirements, students progress to clinical and field practicums and will complete a minimum of 230 hours in a Clinical (hospital) environment and 300
hours of Field internship. Accelerated paramedic students have one year to complete all program requirements.

When all course requirements are complete, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry cognitive and psychomotor exams.

Upon successful completion of the program, students can receive either a diploma or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services. 

Upcoming Classes:
May 15 - August 4, 2023
August 28 - November 17, 2023

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Prerequisite Courses

  • BIOS 1100 – Basic Anatomy & Physiology (or equivalent) OR
  • BIOS 2250 and BIOS 2260 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (or equivalent)
    Regardless of course taken, the student must pass with a C+ or above.
  • EMTL 1530 - Emergency Med Technician (4.0 credit hours listed in same row as course name and number.)
  • EMTL 1110 - American Heart BLS Provider (.5 credit hours listed in same row as course name and number.)

Due by First Day of Class

Once admitted into the program, a criminal background check will be conducted by a certified agency and a block of imunizations must be completed.

A seat reservation may be made for any session.

Program Specific Fees

Resident Tuition and Fees, Program Fees, Textbooks, Housing, and Meals - $9,774 (includes 36.5 credit hours)

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, Program Fees, Textbooks, Housing, and Meals - $10,869 (includes 36.5 credit hours)

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive Exam was 100%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 92.9%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as 'Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military.' Positive placement is measured at completion of the program. 

The most recent retention rate was 70%.

Bob Molcyk
Accelerated EMT/Paramedic Coordinator
308-345-8197
molcykb@mpcc.edu