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20 Industrial Drive St F

Lexington, Ohio 44904

North Central State College / 

Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium

Paramedic Course

Upcoming Course:

Fall 2019

Paramedic Course - Available as an Web Assisted-Hybrid* or Classroom Course

  • Begins: August 26, 2019         Ends: June 27, 2020

  • Mon/Wed in classroom  6:00pm to 9:30pm

  • Tuesday / Thursday / Friday  - online assignments



The paramedic is the highest level of pre-hospital emergency care. Providers at this level are able to perform advanced life support for the medical and trauma patient. Some procedures performed at this level include; IV therapy, medication administration, cardiac monitoring/defibrillation/interpretation, surgical airway techniques and many other advanced interventions. 

Prerequisite; EMT or Advanced EMT. Anatomy & Physiology. BLS CPR.  Advanced placement is not available.

This course is a minimum of 900 hours in length with an average of 1500 hours.

Central Ohio EMS Training is part of a consortium called North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium, which is specific to training for Paramedic

 students only.


 Students may enroll through North Central State College or through Central Ohio EMS Training. 


 Paramedic Program students (graduates) accepted to North Central State College will receive a maximum of 30 transfer credits for the successful completion of their  Paramedic Certificate deemed comparable (based on current course description information, course requirements, and agreement by the representatives of the  respective programs) to current North Central State College courses. North Central State College partners with the Central Ohio EMS Training Center to provide this

 medical certification. This certificate can be applied towards a Health Services Technology Associate Degree.



Stu​dents may enroll directly into North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium (Central Ohio EMS Training) or they may enroll through North Central State College. North Central State College partners with Central Ohio EMS Training to provide this medical certification. This certificate can be applied towards a Health Services Technology Associate Degree at North Central State College. All students, whether enrolled through NC State or enrolled through North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium (Central Ohio EMS Training) will attend the same program and must meet the same requirements for written pre-test, insurance, immunizations, textbooks, and supplies, and course requirements. The curriculum and dates and times of attendance are all the same.

Enrolling through North Central State College


Students enrolling through NC State College, should follow the steps below. You will be required to apply through NC State and will be responsible to them for financial arrangements.

This website will allow you to begin the enrollment process through NC State College.

 1. https://www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/admissions/enrollment-      steps

 2. Apply for Admission at www.ncstatecollege.edu/apply 

 3. Create a personalized account, then click on “start 

     application” to complete the application. 

 4. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions at


 5.Students must apply to NC State and submit and application

    to Central Ohio EMS Training. Download and print the

    Program application. 

    Click here for application.

 6. Scan and email or mail completed application with a copy of

     your EMT or Advanced EMT level certification, drivers

    license, BLS CPR card, and A&P transcript. 

Enrolling through North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium

(Central Ohio EMS Training)


1.Download and print the Program application. 

 2. Scan and email or mail completed application with a copy 

    of your EMT or  Advanced EMT level certification, drivers

    license, BLS CPR card, and A&P  transcript. 

 3. Include with application your payment of the $150.00 non-

     refundable application fee.

​ 4. CLASSROOM Course tuition is $6500.00

     A down payment of $1500.00 is required upon acceptance

     into the program. Students may not attend class if down

     payment has not been paid.

     Payments may be made over 7 months. They must be paid

     on the 1st day of each month, per our payment policy.

      See handbook. 

​ 5. WEB-ASSISTED Course Tuition is $7000.00

      A $150.00 prepayment/registration fee (non-refundable) is

      required upon registration to hold a place in the class. This

      registration fee is applied to the total tuition.The remaining

      balance of $6850.00 must be made prior to the 

     class start, unless student is being sponsored by a


Anatomy & Physiology

Students must complete an anatomy and physiology course as a prerequisite for admission into the Paramedic program.  Students who have already completed the course should submit transcript  showing a grade "C" or above.Students who have not already completed an A&P course may enroll in the COEMST program. 

The cost is $400.00

Next Steps For All Paramedic Students

1. Written Pre-Entrance Test: Applicants are required to take a pre-entrance exam. Students who have passed the NREMT computer based exam within one year of the start date of the program are not required to take a pre-test. Contact Angie Hoptry, Program Director, for pre-test dates.


After acceptance in to the program:


 2. Submit documentation of the following;

  - Personal professional liability insurance-  $1,000,000 each claim, up to $3,000,000 aggregate professional liability coverage

  - Non-Dot drug screen (10-Panel) (less than 6 months old) 

  - BCI

  - Physical exam and all associated immunizations or titers. 

   Click here for physical /immunizations form


 3. Purchase all required books/supplies for the program. 

     - Textbook and online LMS package 

​      - Platinum EMS Testing $95.00

      - Required shirts  $60.00 plus tax

      - ECG and ACLS texts are provided for you.


**Students who are being sponsored by a department/agency and NC State Students are not required to pay up front fees.

Books and Supplies:


 Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets, Enhanced Seventh Edition Includes Navigate 2 Premier Access

 Author(s):American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)  ISBN-13: 9781284087529


​ To order the Paramedic Package for Textbook and Online Learning Management Program:

 Go to this site: 

 Textbook Package


  Use Promotion Code 19PSG15 to save 15%

You MUST have the PACKAGE not just the text. If you choose to purchase someplace other than the Jones&Bartlett site, you must use the correct ISBN.


​Other Supplies:


Laptop that is internet capable and that may be used in the classroom.

Internet access and email is required.

Microsoft office ( Must have PPT and Word)

USB Drive

Highlighters / Pens / Pencils

1 box of gloves (latex free)


Safety Glasses (Click link fr example)

Central Ohio EMS Training polo (white)

Central Ohio EMS Training polo (blue)

 (You will sign up for the polos on the first day of class)

ECG Book, and ACLS book are provided for you as e-books. If you prefer to have physical textbooks, you may order them. 




  A*L*S Paramedic Study Helper - Study Software from Knightlite by Knightlite Software (CD-ROM)


Classroom Course

  • Students meet in class on Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm.

  • Online learning is assigned each week.

*Students enrolled through NCSC or using VA funds, must enroll in the classroom version.

Web-Assisted/Hybrid Course

The program runs synchronously with the scheduled classroom program. All assignments and deadlines are the same.

In this program students complete coursework online and are not required to attend most course lectures. 

Students are required to attend all of pharmacology and cardiology.

Physical attendance in the classroom is required to complete lab / practical skills, some module exams and the final exam.

Attendance is on Monday or Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.


North Central State College /Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium is nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 educational programs in twenty-three (23) health science occupations.


To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312

Rowlett, TX 75088


FAX 214‐703‐8992



​ North Central State College is also accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Central Ohio EMS Training is also accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS.


North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium Stats: 

2015-2016 Cohort-

All students completed the program. Attrition rate 0 %

First attempt pass rate 100%. Overall pass rate 100%. 

100% of graduates were positively employed upon graduation.

2016-2017 Cohort-16 students

4 students did not complete the program. Attrition rate 25 %

12 students took the NREMT.

8 students passed on the first attempt

3 students passed on second attempt

1 student did not retest.

First attempt pass rate 75%. Overall pass rate 92%. 

100% of graduates were positively employed upon graduation.