Build on your EMT license to become a paramedic. This course is offered via distance learning, skills labs with an instructor, and clinical rotations.
This program consists of 1,200 hours. Classroom hours are done via distance learning (Interactive TV) in cooperation with Kiamichi Technology Center. Students and instructors can see and talk to each other. Skills labs are done on campus with an instructor.
There will be a minimum of 12 hours spent in class each week. Clinical rotations will be done outside of class will be additional hours. Training includes clinical hours completed in emergency rooms, critical care units, operating rooms, pediatrics, mental health wards, and dialysis units. These may be located in hospitals or clinics. Clinical hours are mandatory and regulated by the OSDH. Students may not do clinical rotations where they are employed.
Clinical hours will be done at sites with which Kiamichi or Central Tech has contracts only.
Students will be required to travel to Kiamichi Tech’s Poteau campus at times during the course to receive specified training. Final exams will be done on the Poteau campus.
Students will be required to take the TABE test or equivalent prior to class in order to evaluate reading and math levels.
State and federal rules and regulations require that students attend 80% of class hours and maintain a GPA of 80% on homework, quizzes, and exams.
- High school diploma or GED
- Current NREMT (Basic)
- Six (6) months working experience
- Physical examination
- Vaccination records:
- Proof of chicken pox vaccine or having had the disease
- Current TB test (negative results) or chest x-ray
- Proof of Hep B vaccination
Prerequisite: NREMT license and six months working experience required.
- OSU/OKC will offer up to 45 hours towards an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medicine to student completing this program.
- If a student fails to complete the entire program, but does complete certain core courses and requirements, it may be enough to qualify the student to test at the EMT Advanced level.
- Course normally meets only two days weekly giving the student ample time to work and study.