Accelerated Paramedic-EMT

12-Week Accelerated Classroom Paramedic Diploma Program. Optional A.A.S. degree at McCook Community College, McCook Nebraska. Rates listed are for the 2017-2018  academic year.

$9,594 includes 42-credit hours Resident Tuition and Fees, Program Fees, Textbooks, Housing, and Meals.

$10,770 includes 42-credit hours Non-Resident Tuition and Fees,
Program Fees, Textbooks, Housing, and Meals.

Accelerated Paramedic Program Overview: The 12-week Accelerated Paramedic Program at McCook Community College is designed to provide the required classroom training and education to develop competent Paramedics. The accelerated version of the paramedic training consolidates the didactic training in which the students attend class 40 contact hours per week for 12 weeks. Prices are subject to change.

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Upon completion of the in-class (didactic) studies, students are required to complete a minimum of 230 hours in a Clinical environment and 200 hours of Field training. Once successful completion of all three training components, the student will then be eligible to sit for the National Registry Paramedic Exam.

Clinical/Field Training components are not part of the 12-week Accelerated Paramedic program at McCook Community College. Clinical/field training placement is the decision of the students. Students are encouraged to use our clinical training facilities and field service affiliations to complete their training. If a student opts to return home to complete their clinical/field training the college will work diligently with their chosen affiliations to attain training contracts, but there are no guarantees these agreements can be secured.

Effective January 1, 2019,  Anatomy and Physiology will be a prerequisite the paramedic course – both accelerated and traditional.    

  • 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.  

MPCC’s Emergency Medical Services program does not offer job placement assistance.

New Dates for Accelerated Paramedic:


  • January 15 – April 6, 2018
  • May 14 – August 3, 2018
  • August 27 – November 16, 2018


  • January 14 – April 5, 2019
  • May 13 – August 2, 2019

Once admitted into the MCC Accelerated Paramedic program, a criminal background check will be conducted by a certified agency.

  • A block of immunizations must be completed.
  • Start Dates - A seat reservation may be made for any session.

Contact: Joy Molcyk at 308-344-8035


The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program is accredited by CAAHEP – the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs with oversight from CoAEMSP – the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession.


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Accelerated Paramedic Diploma

Advanced Placement Policy: The Paramedic Program does not allow advanced placement.  

*Completion of the specialized advanced emergency medical courses will lead to a diploma.