MPCC offers a traditional paramedic program that focuses on part-time, non-traditional students. The goal of the program is to prepare entry-level paramedics with the knowledge, skills and behavior needed to be successful at the advanced emergency medical technician/emergency medical technician/emergency medical responder levels.

The course of study is designed to enhance all facets of a paramedic’s scope of practice. Training is offered two evenings a week, for four hours at a time, over an 18-month period.

Afterward, students have up to 12 months to complete their clinical and field training at participating medical facilities and EMS agencies.

Upon successful completion of the program, students can receive either a diploma or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services. They are also eligible to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam.

Employment opportunities include hospital emergency rooms, private ambulance services, off-shore oil rigs, movie sets, reality shows and salaried fire and emergency medical services departments. Emergency medical services and fire science are synonymous in some communities.

Fire Departments are one of the major employers of paramedics and a large number of our students are enrolled in both disciplines with a major emphasis in Paramedicine.

A degree is essential for advancement and financial compensation in most fire departments; some states now require a minimum of the Associate of Applied Science degree to certify. MPCC’s Emergency Medical Services program does not offer job placement assistance.

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 2021

Outcome 2021 2020 2019


58.3% 70% 71.8%

NREMT or State Cognitive exam

100% 100% 96.4%


92.9% 92.9% 92.9%