North Central State College /
Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium
Paramedic Course - Available as a Web Assisted-Hybrid* or Classroom Course
Begins: August 30, 2021 Ends: June 25, 2022
Mon/Wed in classroom 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday - online assignments
Click here for syllabus (Not yet posted)
*The web-assisted-hybrid course requires physical attendance in the classroom to complete lab and practical skills,as well as some components of Pharmacology and Cardiology, all Module Exams, and the Final exam.
*Students are required to complete clinical time at a department or agency that has an affiliation agreement with the program. These agencies are generally located within a 60-mile radius of the program campus.
-ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY PRE-REQUISITE
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. Our program consists of 45 hours of video content. Students are required to complete worksheets and other assignments.
The course will be held online from July 05, 2021 through August 20, 2021.
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 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.
ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR PARAMEDICS
Students 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.
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
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
The registration fee is $150.00. Additionally, a down
payment of $2500.00 is required upon acceptance
into the program. Students may not attend class if down
payment has not been paid.
Our payment plan for the classroom version is as follows:
After the $150.00 application fee and the $2500.00 down payment has been paid, the balance of $3850.00 may be paid in 4 monthly payments of $962.50 beginning in September and ending in December.
5. WEB-ASSISTED Course Tuition is $7500.00
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 $7350.00 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 $450.00
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)
- Physical exam and all associated immunizations or titers.
3. Purchase all required books/supplies for the program.
- 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 Eighth Edition PREMIER PACKAGE ISBN: 9781284137279
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To order the Paramedic Package for Textbook and Online Learning Management Program:
Go to this site:
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.
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)
Highlighters / Pens / Pencils
1 box of gloves (latex free)
Safety Glasses (Click link for 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)
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.
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.
Paramedic Course FAQ
Why Choose COEMST?
What's the difference between the Classroom Course and the Web-Assisted/Hybrid Course?
Classroom students attend in-class lectures as well as labs and testing. Web-Assisted/Hybrid students are only required to attend labs and testing dates. Paramedic students in the Web-Assisted/Hybris program are required to attend all of Pharmacology and cardiology. All students use the same online learning materials, have the same assignments, and follow the same timelines.
When are courses offered?
COEMST offers one paramedic program per year. The course runs from August through June.
What is Platinum EMS Testing
What supplies are required?
- Safety Glasses (Click link for example)
- 1 box of gloves (latex free)
- Highlighters / Pens / Pencils
- Laptop with email and internet access
- Microsoft Office with at least Word and Power Point
- Central Ohio EMS Training Polos (You will sign up for the polos on the first day of class)
Are there any payment plans?
What is the dress code /uniform policy?
- 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
- Students are required to wear black or navy blue EMS or Dickie type pants, black belt, and black shoes or boots. You may purchase these anywhere you like. No scrubs or leggings.
- This uniform is not required until the second week of class.
What resources are included in the textbook package?
What is our pass rate, attrition rate and employment rate for the Paramedic level?
What are the clinical requirements?
Clinical expectations are competency based and require a minimum of 400 hours. This will include a minimum of 150 hours in the hospital setting and 250 hours in the field setting, including a Capstone Event of 25 hours. Students will be required to complete a specific number of field and/or clinical hours per module. All scheduling is coordinated through the clinical coordinator
What about Anatomy & Physiology?
What if I have a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or a violation of any narcotics or controlled substance law?
Potential Applicants with Criminal Convictions
Individuals with a criminal record who are interested in obtaining an EMS or fire certification may inquire whether their criminal record disqualifies them from obtaining a certification. If you would like to make a request, you must submit your request in writing, provide details of the criminal conviction(s), and pay a fee of $25. Acceptable forms of payment are either check or money order made payable to the Ohio Treasurer of State.
Details of the criminal conviction include:
the court where the conviction occurred,
criminal case number,
statute or ordinance violated,
conviction date, and
the facts underlying the conviction.
Certified court journal entries showing the indictment, criminal conviction, and sentencing, as well as the police report related to offense, must be provided to the Division of EMS. Failure to provide these records may result in a delay in processing your request.
For EMS certification, the Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services Board may deny any application for any conviction of, plea of guilty to, a judicial finding of guilt for, or a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment and/or intervention in lieu of conviction for: any felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or a violation of any narcotics or controlled substance law.
What are the prerequisites to enrolling in the Paramedic course?
Students must meet the following requirements:
Who is not eligible to enroll in the web-assisted/hybrid course?
Student's enrolled through North Central State College or the VA are not eligible to enroll in the web-assisted/hybrid course and must enroll in the classroom course.
What costs are not inlcuded in the tuition?
Tuition does not include;
What if another agency is paying for my course?
If your course is being paid for by an EMS/Fire agency, WIOA, etc, you do not have to submit the application fee as it is included in the tuition that is billed to your agency. It's important for student's to know specifically what expenses their agency will pay for.
Is COEMST approved to accept WIOA?
Yes, COEMST is an approved provider for the WIOA program. Student's enrolled through WIOA are not eligible to enroll in the web-assisted/hybrid course and must enroll in the classroom course.
Can I purchase the textbooks elsewhere or buy them used?
Yes you can purchase the textbook somewhwere else or buy it used, however, it is VERY IMPORTANT to make sure you are using the correct ISBN. This is a package that inlcudes Navigate 2 Premier Access. If you purchase just the textbook, you will still need to purchase the digital access.
Do I have to have a physical textbook?
No. The JB learning Navigate 2 Premier Access unlocks a complete eBook and audio book.
North Central State College /Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium is is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312
Rowlett, TX 75088
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:
Success rate for the National Registry Paramedic Cognitive exam was 100%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive
placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related
field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’.
placement is measured at completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 70%.
Success rate for the National Registry Paramedic Cognitive exam was 88%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 90%. One graduate did not take the NREMT exam and cannot be counted toward positive placement, resulting in a reduced rate. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related
field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Placement is measured at completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 75%.