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What will I learn?

Your time at JCCC will prepare you for the physical, mental and emotional challenges of being an emergency medical services (EMS) care provider. We offer progressively intense programs that will teach you the emergency medical science skills you’ll need to respond anytime, anywhere.

Begin with the 5-credit-hour Emergency Medical Responder course, then move to the 10-credit hour Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. From there, you’ll get hands-on experience in an EMT practicum. Move on to the Paramedic program, which is selective admission.

Why JCCC?

Our program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

Four more excellent reasons: class size, convenience, cost and transferability.

  • Classes are limited to 24 students so you can:
    • Ask questions
    • Engage in discussions
    • Connect with classmates and professors
  • We offer convenient online classes for nearly every course offered.
  • We’re affordable. Costs are reasonable and our campus is convenient to the metro area.
  • JCCC classes are transferable to most four-year schools.

See how successful our students are

Paramedic Program Success Data (PDF)

Paramedic Test Report (PDF)

EMR Test Report (PDF)

EMT Test Report (PDF)

Cheyenne S., Paramedic Student (2013-14) and JCCC Adjunct Lab Instructor
"My time at JCCC EMS is the stepping stone for a meaningful career and a way to make a difference in this world."
This is a selective admission program. See admission process

Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2021. As population and urbanization increase, and as a large segment of the population, aging baby boomers, becomes more likely to have medical emergencies, demand will increase for EMTs and paramedics. There also will still be demand for part-time EMT’s and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas. Job opportunities should be best in cities and private ambulance services. Competition will be greater for jobs in local government, including fire, police, and independent third-service rescue squad departments, in which salaries and benefits tend to be slightly better. EMTs and paramedics who have advanced certifications, such as EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic, should enjoy the most favorable job prospects as clients and patients demand higher levels of care before arriving at the hospital.

Employment Information

Greater Kansas City Area: In 2016, emergency medical technicians and paramedics held an estimated 1,389 jobs in the fifteen counties that make up the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), with 1,457 projected by 2021 (+5%).

State: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics held an estimated 2,676 jobs in Kansas in 2016, with 3,007 jobs projected by 2021 (+12%). All together 331 openings are anticipated due to the need for replacements.

National: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics held 244,454 jobs in 2016, with 273,571 jobs projected by 2021 (+12%). Approximately 29,117 openings are expected due to growth and the need for replacement workers.

Salary Information

Greater Kansas City Area: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics employed in the Greater Kansas City area earned an average hourly wage of $18.07 in 2016.

State: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Kansas earned an average hourly wage of $13.82 in 2016.

National: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics working full-time earned an average hourly wage of $15.97 in 2016.

JCCC Placement and Salary Information

The JCCC Office of Institutional Research conducts a follow-up study of program completers one year after completion. Fifty-eight percent of the MICT, EMT, and EMS graduates who responded to the follow-up study conducted during 2015-16, and were employed, were employed in a related field. MICT completers reported earning an average hourly wage of $15.33, EMT completers reported an average hourly wage of $14.89, and EMS completers reported an average hourly wage of $17.69.


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Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

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Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.

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*To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org