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Train as a first responder in a hands-on, stacked and fully accredited program.

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.


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

EMR Outcomes 2015-2020 (Kansas) (PDF) 

EMT Outcomes 2015-2020 (Kansas) (PDF) 

Paramedic Outcomes 2015-2020 (Kansas) (PDF)

Paramedic Outcomes 2018 (CoAEMSP) (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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) has a projected growth rate of six percent through 2029. This growth rate is higher than the average for all occupations, meaning the demand for qualified EMTs is only expected to increase.

We are one of the very few programs in the nation with a 99 percent first-attempt pass rate. Our EMS graduates score exceptionally high on certification examinations, well above national and state averages. More than 90 percent are professionally employed shortly after graduation.

Download the Emergency Medical Science Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

We know finances can be an essential factor in deciding where to study. For this reason, our team works hard to make tuition affordable for you.

We offer the following tools and resources at JCCC:

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

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