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Outcome Data








NREMT/State Written Cognitive Exam




Positive Placement




Program Goals

"To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession."

The Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center Paramedic Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).


Council on Occupational Education (COE)     
7840 Roswell Road                                                                                    
Building 300, Suite 325.                                             
Atlanta, GA 30350                                                       

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)     
1361 Park Street                                                                                  
Clearwater, FL 33756                                                                                                  

Missouri Bureau of EMS
P.O. Box 570                                                                             
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570                                                                                              

About the Program

The paramedic student must first have completed the EMT-Basic program and have a current license as an EMT.  Additionally, the student should be proficient in all aspects of Basic Life Support.  Basic Life Support will be reviewed, expanded upon, and incorporated into the paramedic curriculum. In addition to Basic Life Support skills, paramedic students will also train in:

Airway and Breathing

  • Perform endotracheal intubation.

  • Perform emergency cricothyrotomy.

  • Needle Decompress the pleural space.

  • Perform gastric decompression.

  • Ventilator, CPAP, and advanced airway management.

Pharmacological Interventions

  • Insert an interosseous cannula.

  • Enteral and parenteral administration of approved medications.

  • Manage shock and hypotension.

  • Maintain an infusion of blood or blood products.

EKG Diagnostics

  • Perform an interpret 4-lead EKG.

  • Interpret and analyze 12-lead EKG.

  • Advanced assessment techniques.

In addition, the student will also take Anatomy and Physiology (A&P), and will also be enrolled in the Math for Healthcare Workers course upon being accepted into the program. Students will learn and complete Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support programs, other credentialing available.

Upon completing the program, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for Paramedics.

The Paramedic program begins in August and will last approximately 48 weeks, where classes meet weekly on Monday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Clinical hours will vary slightly for each student, however, 536 hours minimum will be in the classroom and lab, with an additional minimum of 648 hours spent in the clinical environment.

Student Handbook

Cost Sheet

Continuing Education Calendar

Click here to view upcoming continuing education courses affiliated with SEMO EMS Network.