Paramedic | Mercy College


This program is offered:
location Toledo Campus

Learn more about Mercy College of Ohio's Paramedic Certificate at a Program Information Session.

Program Information Session 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Mercy College of Ohio (2200 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604) Allied Health Lab, Madison Side
6 - 7 p.m.
What is a Program Information Session?
A Program Information Session is an opportunity to visit campus and learn more about the Paramedic program. Attendees will be able to ask questions of course instructors, current students, an academic advisor and an admissions representative.
Questions addressed during the Program Information Session include: Why pursue a Paramedic certificate? How long is the program? When does the program begin and what items are required for consideration?* What are job prospects and wages like for Paramedics?
Questions? Contact Kirstin Berlan at or 419-251-1329.
*EMT-Basic required

Mercy College’s Paramedic Program provides:
  • Preparation for the State of Ohio Paramedic Certification
  • Eligibility to take National Registry (NREMT) exam
  • Ability to apply for licensure in other states
  • Eligibility for Financial Aid
If you are an employee of Lifestar, please complete the form at the following link for employment verification - Lifestar Employee Verification Form (must be accessed on a Mercy Health network).

In 2010, the Ohio State Board of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) adopted the national accreditation of the state’s paramedic training programs, requiring all Paramedic programs must be affiliated with an institution of higher education by 2013. Although the State of Ohio has been granted an extension on this requirement through 2017, Mercy College believes the timely development of an accredited program will benefit both students and the community, providing those with EMT certification in the State of Ohio the opportunity to gain national certification and be able to practice anywhere in the United States.

The Paramedic certificate program is 33 credit hours and is three semesters in length. The Paramedic Certificate program courses begin in the spring semester (January).

What do Mercy College paramedic students say about the program?

Small class sizes combined with some of the most caring and educated teachers are what make this program so successful. - Joe


Program content has been developed using curriculum and material defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration EMT-Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and CoAEMSP under the auspices of CAAHEP. The program received accreditation from the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, as of June 2011 (OH-22).

The Mercy College of Ohio paramedic certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763; 727-210-2350;

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