How to Apply –Experienced Providers MICT/EMS Program

If you are already employed as an EMT and want to become a paramedic, the following steps can set you on your way toward your career path.


Because this is a selective admission program, please pay particular attention to the transcript and eligibility requirements. If you have applied before and were not selected, you must reapply.

New JCCC Students:

  1. Prospective MICT/EMS students who have not attended JCCC before or if it has been more than two years since you last attended, must complete a JCCC application for admission. The application is the first step in the enrollment process, select Non-Degree seeking or Liberal Arts for your major.
  2. After you receive your JCCC ID number, follow the steps below. It may take 5 business days for your application to be processed, please email the Admissions office if you want to apply to the program within 5 days of the posted deadline.

Current JCCC Students:

  1. Have your JCCC ID number ready.
  2. Complete the MICT/EMS Program application. Sign in with your MyJCCC username and password. (You may need to create a new account before you begin: this is not your MyJCCC account information.)
  3. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent directly to JCCC from all previous colleges you have attended. It is not necessary to request JCCC transcripts or transcripts already on file at JCCC. 
  4. Your transcripts must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to be eligible for admission to the program.
  5. Submit the Disclosure and Consent for Background Check form.
  6. Submit your Paramedic Applicant Work History form.
  7. Submit a copy of your KS or MO EMT card.

Monitor your personal admission plan on your MyJCCC account for information on your application status.

Admission Requirements

Deadlines

To make sure that your application is processed in time for admission to the program, you should submit your application and complete the prerequisites as soon as possible. If you applied previously to the program and were not accepted, you must complete the current program application.

Verification of Receipt

You will receive a personal admission plan on your MyJCCC account to verify receipt of materials in the Admissions office. In order to notify you of your file status, we strongly recommend that all materials be submitted well in advance of the deadline date. Please email the Admissions office if you have questions.

Things You Need to Know 

  • There are a maximum of 24 positions available for the Spring program. The interview committee will interview up to 38 applicants. Interviews will be scheduled after the application deadline for those who have been selected for an interview. The interview will focus on why the candidate is interested in the profession, basic understanding of the profession (through research and shadowing), and comprehension of program and professional requirements.  Interviews are done in person on the JCCC campus, no exceptions.
  • The following criteria will be used to determine selection for an interview:
    • Receipt of transcripts from other colleges and universities, if applicable.
    • Completed and received Disclosure and Consent for Background. Note: When a candidate has been offered a position in the program, the program office will follow up with instructions on how to initiate the background check and make the required payment.
    • Overall college GPA.
    • EMT course grades
    • BIOL 144 (Human Anatomy and Physiology) grades
    • A minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required.
    • Prerequisite and previous college course work. A minimum grade of “C” for all prerequisite coursework is required. Prerequisite courses may only be repeated once to achieve the minimum grade of “C.”
    • Prerequisite course work does not need to be completed at the time of application. However, a course plan that reasonably allows for all prerequisite coursework to be completed by May 2018 is required.
  • Additional consideration is given for the following:
    • Cardiology and ECG interpretation course
    • Conferred Bachelor’s degree at the time of application
    • GPA of prerequisite college courses

Review of application

Your application for admission will be reviewed after Oct 2 for the Spring program. You will be notified by email as to whether or not you have successfully met the academic criteria.

Personal interview

There are a maximum of 24 positions available for the Spring program. The interview committee will interview up to 38 applicants. Applicants who successfully meet the minimum academic criteria and submitted form before the deadline will be scheduled for an informational interview. Interviews are scheduled in Oct/Nov 2017. Interviews are done on the JCCC campus and in person, no exceptions.

Selection

Candidates are ranked based on consensus of the selection committee and on assessment of academic potential.

Interview

  • An interview committee of 5-6 people will conduct the interview.
  • The interview will focus on why the candidate is interested in the profession, basic understanding of the profession (through research and shadowing), and comprehension of program and professional requirements.
  • Interviews are done on the JCCC campus in person, no exceptions.

Applicant Acceptance

Interviewed applicants will be offered positions based on interview panel consensus, the remaining interview candidates will either be placed on a waiting list or identified as candidates who will no longer be considered for program entrance based on criteria.

  • Applicants offered acceptance will need to confirm their intent to accept by the established deadline.
  • Applicant acceptance is based on the following contingencies:
    • Satisfactory completion of any remaining prerequisite coursework prior to the beginning of the program.
    • Compliance with requirements that clinical/field agencies and state certification applications may impose throughout the course of the application process or during the program. This includes the required background check and drug screening. Instructions will be provided to accepted candidates regarding requirements. Any noncompliance with these mandates may result in retraction of the applicant’s acceptance or termination from the program.
    • Any fees associated with the background check, the health record and physical examination, or other agency or state requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Applicants will be notified by email regarding their acceptance status. Every attempt is made to make this initial notification by the end of November 2017 and final notification December 2018.

Acknowledging acceptance

  • Accepted applicants will be given a specified period of time (10 days) to accept or decline their position. This is confirmed by completing a form provided with the acceptance letter.
  •  Final acceptance to the program will be contingent upon:
    • Satisfactorily completing any remaining prerequisite coursework by the start of the program.
    • Submission and review of the Health Record and Physical Examination form. This form will be an attachment to the acceptance offer email and is to be completed and returned by the designated date to the program director. Health restrictions which prohibit student performance of total patient care may prevent admission to or completion of the program.

Clinical/field agencies and state certification applications require drug screening.

Additional requirements and/or disclosures may become necessary throughout the course of the program. Any noncompliance with these mandates may result in termination from the program. Any fees associated with these mandates will be the responsibility of the student.

All questions concerning the admission process should be directed to admissions.

All questions concerning the JCCC MICT/EMS Program should be directed to 913-469-8500 ext 3419 or to Charles Foat, director of Emergency Medical Science.