EMT (Basic & Intermediate) & Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technician

Application deadline -

EMT Basic: SU-May 1, FA-July 15, SP-November 30 / EMT Intermediate: FA-July 15, SP-November 30 \ EMT Paramedic: FA-July 15

The OTC Emergency Medical Technician program (EMT) is accredited by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and Emergency Medical Services, and nationally accredited by CoAEMSP. The OTC EMT program is offered in conjunction with Cox Health Systems and offers three options in the Emergency Medical Services profession; EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that EMTs and Paramedics have a much faster than average job outlook for the future.

The OTC Emergency Medical Technician program will prepare the students to enter the profession at three levels:

  • The OTC EMT-Basic program is the first course to complete. The EMT-B program is a six credit hour class which is completed in 16 weeks (8 weeks in the summer). Students successfully completing the program will qualify for the National Registry practical and written examinations. Successfully passing the exams will qualify the applicant to apply for licensure in the state of Missouri by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and by the National Registry of E.M.T.s.
  • The OTC EMT-Intermediate program is offered as a certificate program. The EMT-I program consists of classroom lectures, skills lab, and completion of clinical and field internships. Students completing the certificate program qualify for the National Registry practical and written examinations. Successfully passing the exams qualifies the applicant to become licensed in the state of Missouri by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and by the National Registry of E.M.T.s.
  • The OTC EMT Paramedic program is offered as a certificate program or a degree program. The program consists of classroom lectures and completion of clinical and field internships. Students completing the degree program will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) from OTC and qualify for the paramedic certifying exam through the National Registry of E.M.T.s and licensing through the Missouri Department of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

In accordance to Federal Regulations, each institution is required to provide pertinent information regarding Gainful Employment programs.  The information includes general program information, cost, student debt, student completion (graduation) and job placement. Review the Gainful Employment data for your selected program of study.

All applicants are encouraged to attend a General Allied Health Informational session to learn what is required prior to and during the application process. General Allied Health Informational sessions are offered frequently and no appointment is necessary

EMT-Basic Admission Information

Below you will find the necessary forms to apply to the Emergency Medical Technician Basic program. These forms must be filled out and received in the Allied Health Office before the deadline to be considered a potential candidate in the program.

EMT-Intermediate Admission Information

Below you will find the necessary forms to apply to the Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate program. These forms must be filled out and received in the Allied Health Office before the deadline to be considered a potential candidate in the program.

EMT-Paramedic Admission Information

Below you will find the necessary forms to apply to the Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic program. These forms must be filled out and received in the Allied Health Office before the deadline, to be considered a potential candidate in the program.

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