Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate

Prepare for a career as a paramedic in the Owens Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program

Our Northwest Ohio Paramedic School will prepare you for a career as a Paramedic in Ohio with a National Registry certification.

This quality program provides cutting edge, hands-on education in our state-of-the-art Center for Emergency Preparedness.

This program is great for interested students in both Michigan and Ohio. Owens Paramedic classes are located within driving distance of southern Michigan and northwest Ohio.

The Owens Community College EMT Paramedic Program will prepare 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.

About the Owens Paramedic Program

The Owens Paramedic Program is designed for current EMT Basic or Intermediates to complete the principles of advanced care and EMS operations.

Our Paramedic classes 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 Owens Paramedic Program include:

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

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

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.

More Resources

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Find out more about the annual earnings, work environment and industry outlook for EMTs and Paramedics using the below U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics link.

Owens Paramedic Program Fair Practice Document and Advisory Committee
Click the links below to view our Paramedic Applicant & Student Fair Practices documents and the program 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, 2026. (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