The Accelerated Paramedic program consolidates the didactic training into 12 weeks. Students attend class at McCook Community College for 40 hours per 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:
August 19 – November 8, 2024
January 13 – April 4, 2025
May 12 – August 1, 2025

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 1520 - Emergency Medical Technician I (4.0 credit hours)
  • EMTL 1530 - Emergency Medical Technician II (4.0 credit hours)
  • EMTL 1110 - American Heart BLS Provider (0.5 credit hours)

Due by First Day of Class

Once admitted into the program, a criminal background check at your expense will be conducted by a certified agency and a block of immunizations 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 - $10,055 (includes 36.5 credit hours)

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, Program Fees, Textbooks, Housing, and Meals - $11,186.50 (includes 36.5 credit hours)

CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic educational programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LOR) Paramedic educational 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 2022.

Outcome 2022 2021 2020


68.4% 58.3% 70%

NREMT or State Cognitive exam

100% 100% 100%


92.3% 92.9% 92.9%


Bob Molcyk
Lead Instructor