Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate (Owens Code: ZPAR)

This program is designed for the EMT-Basic or Intermediate to complete the principles of advanced care and EMS operations.

The courses follow the Department of Transportation (DOT) standards, State of Ohio requirements, as well as the national standard curriculum.

Individuals who successfully complete the courses will be eligible to take the National Registry exam and receive state certification through the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS).

Prerequisites for admission into the Paramedic program include:

  • Current and active State of Ohio EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certification
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Current and active drivers license
  • Current AHA provider CPR card

For registration information, please email advisor@owens.edu.

Emergency Services Administration

Dr. William Taylor, Dean
Heritage Hall 106Y
(567) 661-7244

Matthew Phillips, Chair/Program Director
CEP 106
(567) 661-2140

John Leonard, Clinical Coordinator
CEP 110
(567) 661-7029

Program Goals and Learning Objectives

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Outcomes and Results for Owens Paramedic Program

National Registry 2022 Pass Rates
Written 86.7%**
Practical 100%

** Students that pass the written after their 3rd attempt are not counted in positive pass rates.

2022 Outcomes for Paramedic Cohorts
Retention 75%**
Positive Placement 93.3%***

** Multiple students left class to attend a fire academy.
***100% of students that received their Ohio paramedic card were placed in a paramedic job.

Fair Practice Document

Advisory Committee


Certificates of Accreditation are issued by Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, State Board of Emergency Medical Services through March 31, 2023. (Accreditation Number 344). For more information concerning the certificates of accreditation contact the Emergency Medical Services Division, Attention: EMS Accreditation, 1970 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 182073, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2073, web address www.publicsafety.ohio.gov.).

The Owens Community College 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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(727) 210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:
(214) 703-8445