Automobile accident injuries, heart attacks, near drowning, unscheduled childbirths, poisonings and gunshot wounds all demand urgent medical attention. Emergency Medical Technicians – Paramedics (EMT-Ps) are often the first responders that assess a patient’s needs and give immediate, life-saving care. Their job requires an extensive knowledge of emergency medicine as well as a calm demeanor.

This program builds on the Short-Term EMT Certificate program and provides students with an advanced level of knowledge and skills in the field of emergency medicine.

There are several ways to earn your Paramedic Certification:

  • Part Time: Courses are offered in the evenings. In this one-year program, you’ll begin the program with EMSP 120 during the fall semester and graduate after the following summer semester. You must be an EMT and have completed BIOL 115 or BIOL 121 & 122 before beginning EMSP 120.
  • Full Time: This route is an accelerated day-based program that takes seven months to complete. You’ll begin EMSP 120 in the summer and graduate in December of the same year.
  • Working/Accelerated: To speed the process even more, you may pair the full-time program with the accelerated EMT course (EMSB 101) that begins in January. In the accelerated EMT course, you can earn your EMT certification in just 10 weeks and then begin your EMS career working as an EMT while completing your Paramedic Certification.
  • Military Medic to Paramedic:  A new accelerated program designed to assist Veteran medics and corpsman and others with military experience find new careers as paramedics or other health care positions.  

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Certification, Accreditation & Professional Organizations

LCCC’s Paramedic Program is accredited by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (OH 319).

 The Lorain County Community College Paramedic is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Committee of Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To Contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992


Program Results

Year Pass Rate Retention Job Placement
2015 100% 73% 100%
2016 80% 85% 97%
2017 91% 85% 93%