Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate

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

Emergency Services Administration

Dr. Michael Pfahl, Dean
Heritage Hall 106Y
(567) 661-7280

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

National Registry 2019
Written: 90.9%
Practical: 100%

2019 Outcomes
Retention: 78.6%
Positive Placement: 100%

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

The Owens Community College Paramedic 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
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact the CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax: 214-703-8992