OTC Paramedicine

The Paramedicine Programs prepare students to work as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. EMTs are the most common emergency care providers and are qualified to perform basic interventional treatments such as administering CPR or oxygen. We offer a Certificate of Specialization in Emergency Medical Technician; completing the requirements for this certificate is the first step to joining the Paramedicine Program.

Paramedics are similar to EMTs but provide more advanced levels of care including pharmacological and intravenous (IV) treatments. We offer an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Paramedicine. The A.A.S. degree provides students with well-rounded coursework while the certificate program is for students seeking a faster path to graduation. The Paramedicine Programs are selective admission and can only be started once the requirements for the EMT certificate are complete.

We also offer Certificates of Specialization in Critical Care Transport and Community Paramedic. These certificates are designed to help current paramedics specialize to increase their marketability. Applicants to these programs must have completed the Paramedicine Program and be licensed paramedics.

The OTC Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Program Accreditation

CAAHEP Logo Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

 

CoAEMSPCommittee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
www.coaemsp.org

Student Achievement and Outcomes

Paramedicine Program Outcomes

Pass rates are based on the students who took the exam within the calendar year (January to December) of the year noted. The pass rate percentage is based on the first exam attempt made.

NREMT Paramedic Pass Rate 

  • 2017:  44%
  • 2018:  83%
  • 2019:  100%
  • 2020:  results pending

Paramedic Program Retention 

  • 2017:  77%
  • 2018:  78%
  • 2019:  86%
  • 2020:  75%

Paramedic Positive Job Placement

  • 2017:  100%
  • 2018:  100%
  • 2019:  100%
  • 2020:  results pending

NREMT EMT Pass Rate (1st attempt)

  • 2017:  79%
  • 2018:  87%
  • 2019:  76%
  • 2020:  81%

EMT Retention

  • 2019:  77%