- 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
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 (www.caahep.org) 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; www.caahep.org).
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