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EMT Paramedic Certificate

EMT and Paramedic Certificate

EMT Paramedic Certificate

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

To prepare students for entry level employment as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic (Advanced Life Support).

The Hocking College Paramedic Program holds a letter of review through CoAEMSP as part of the full CoAEMSP accreditation process.

Additional Outcomes


Frequently Asked Questions About the EMS Program

On successfully completing the one semester basic EMT course you are qualified to take the National Registry of EMTs exam that is required to gain State of Ohio Certification.  Passage of the National Registry exam involves both a psychomotor assessment of skills and a written exam. Likewise, completion of the three-semester paramedic program, also allows for candidates to take the psychomotor and written testing from the National Registry and gain State of Ohio certification.

There are no course pre-requisites for the EMT class.  To qualify for the paramedic class you must prior to the start of the class have a valid State of Ohio EMT certification and have taken a college level course in Anatomy and Physiology.  The Human Organism course provided at Hocking College is designed for meeting this requirement and is often taken concurrently with the EMT course for those that intend to progress into the paramedic program.

All students taking EMS classes must have the following:  A criminal background check. Physical exam, drug screen and flu vaccination.  In addition for the paramedic class, proof of immunizations for Hepatitis B and other diseases are required.

The Basic EMT class requires 9 credit hours in one semester which would be $1,647 for tuition plus course fees.  The course fees are under review with the intent to place all the out of pocket expenses within those fees.

For the paramedic class, three semesters have an approximate tuition cost of approximately $6.038 plus the addition of course fees which are under review for 2019.

It is important to keep in mind, that if taking the EMT or paramedic course as a part of the Fire and Emergency Services degree or any other program, additional classes will cause tuition and overall costs to be different.

Yes, you can.  By adding the necessary general subject credits to the technical credits obtained in the EMT and paramedic courses, you can be rewarded an Associate of Technical Studies degree.  This pathway is great for those that seek a career in EMS but are not interested in the firefighting field.

These and other questions about EMS courses and obtaining a degree can be answered by the EMS Program Manager – Robert Cornwell.

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Occupational Certificate in EMT- Paramedic Certificate

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 43.0
Lab Hours: 61.5

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 43.0
Lab Hours: 61.5


Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. PRE-REQUISITE Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  EM-1134 Basic Life Support (CPR)/BFA 0.00 3.00 1.00 $110.00
  EM-1100 EMT-Basic Lecture 6.00 0.00 6.00 $175.00
  EM-1101 EMT-Skills Lab 0.00 3.00 1.00 $200.00
  EM-1103 EMT Practicum 1.00 8.00 2.00 $200.00
  BIOS-1112 The Human Organism 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
    Totals 10.00 16.00 14.00 $855.00

  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  EM-1109 Advanced EMT Lecture 8.00 0.00 8.00 $275.00
  EM-1110 Advanced EMT Lab 0.00 4.00 2.00 $300.00
  EM-1111 Advanced EMT Practicum 1.00 20.00 4.00 $275.00
    Totals 9.00 24.00 14.00 $850.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  EM-2101 Paramedic Practicum I 1.00 8.00 2.00 $220.00
  EM-2102 Paramedic Lab Skills I 0.00 4.00 2.00 $220.00
  EM-2107 Paramedic I 7.00 0.00 7.00 $320.00
    Totals 8.00 12.00 11.00 $760.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  EM-2110 Paramedic II 7.00 0.00 7.00 $320.00
  EM-2111 Paramedic Practicum II 1.00 8.00 2.00 $225.00
  EM-2112 Paramedic Lab Skills II 0.00 3.00 1.00 $225.00
  FS-1102 Emergency Vehicle Defensive Driving 0.00 1.50 0.50 $294.00
    Totals 8.00 12.50 10.50 $1,064.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  EM-2140 Paramedic III 7.00 0.00 7.00 $300.00
  EM-2141 Paramedic Lab Skills III 0.00 4.00 2.00 $225.00
  EM-2113 Paramedic Practicum III 1.00 16.00 3.00 $125.00
    Totals 8.00 20.00 12.00 $650.00
Course HOurs: 10.00 Lab Hours: 16.00 Cost: $855.00

Course Hours: 9.00 Lab HOurs: 24.00 Cost: $850.00

Course Hours: 8.00 Lab HOurs: 12.00 Cost: $760.00

Course Hours: 8.00 Lab Hours: 12.50 Cost: $1,064.00

Course Hours: 8.00 Lab Hours: 20.00 Cost: $650.00

EMT Paramedic CertificateA Career in Emergency Services 

Requires a Healing Touch

Graduates of this program are often employed as EMTs, Paramedics, or Medflight attendants.

Employment is available with municipal fire departments, governmental and privately-owned emergency services, industrial fire, health or emergency services.


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Want to learn more about becoming a paramedic or EMT? Check out our ebook!

Download the e-book here 

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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking an EMT & Paramedic Certificate.

  • To prepare students for entry level employment as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic (Advanced Life Support).

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 66.7% (16/24)
2017-2018 80.0% (8/10)
2018 - 2019 In Progress 

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 *Includes all students who began the course in the autumn and finished the course in the following summer. Attrition attributed to academic (grades), financial, health, or personal reasons

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 100% (16/16)
2017 - 2018 100% (8/8)
2018 - 2019 In Progress

*A student that completed all requirements after the final summer semester and is rewarded with a certificate of completion is considered a graduate.

National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Exam Pass Rate

  • Attempted the Exam: Number of graduates that make at least one attempt at the exam.
  • First Attempt Pass: Percent and number of those who attempt the exam and pass on first attempt.
  • Cumulative Pass Within 3 Attempts: Percent and number that have passed exam on first, second or third attempt.
  • Cumulative Pass Within 6 attempts: Percent and number that have passed exam on first through sixth attempt.
  Attempted the Exam First Attempt Pass Cummulative Pass Within 3 Attempts Cummulative Pass Within 6 Attempts
2016-2017 16 63% (10) 81% (13) 88% (14)
2017-2018 7 42.8% (3) 57.1% (4) Pending
2018-2019 In Progress In Progress In Progress In Progress

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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