MPCC offers a traditional paramedic program that focuses on part-time, non-traditional students. The goal of the program is 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.

The course of study is designed to enhance all facets of a paramedic’s scope of practice. The didactic training is offered two evenings a week and one full Saturday per month over a 15-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 1520 - Emergency Med Technician I (4.0 credit hours)
  • EMTL 1530 - Emergency Med 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.
  • Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, Program Fees, Textbooks.

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%