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Emergency Medical Technology (Ridgeland & Grenada)

Emergency Medical Technology The EMT and Paramedic program is a rigorous program that prepares students to work effectively in and out of a hospital environment. The coursework is intense with very detailed and difficult information covered over a brief period of time. The course is demanding and time consuming, requiring a great deal of sacrifice.

The Emergency Medical Technician course is the entry level class that prepares the student to enter an exciting career in out of hospital emergency medicine. Classes meet twice a week and require the student to complete clinical rotations in a local emergency department and EMS service. Successful completion of this one semester course makes students eligible to complete the National Registry Certification Exam.

The paramedic program curriculum is intense and demanding. Students attend class three times a week for 5 hours each class meeting. The Paramedic program is composed of courses that prepare students to function in an advanced life-support capacity in the out of hospital environment. The paramedic courses include classroom and laboratory instruction along with clinical rotations with emphasis on emergency department, ICU, Cath Lab, Obstetrics, Operating Room, and extensive ambulance rotations.

The paramedic program prepares the completer to use invasive skills, such as peripheral intravenous lines, endotracheal intubation, drug administration, intraosseous infusions, electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm identification, 12 lead ECG interpretation, defibrillation and cardioversion, noninvasive cardiac pacing, and chest decompression.
To be successful, students must study for at least 2 to 3 hours every day of the week. The paramedic program accepts students once a year during the summer with classes beginning in August.

A student successfully completing the 12-month paramedic program will receive a Technical Certificate. Students are encouraged to complete an additional semester of academic coursework to earn their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

EMS - Cumulative Paramedic Data

  2015 - Ridgeland 2015 - Grenada 2014- Ridgeland 2014 - Grenada 2013 - Ridgeland
Number of Graduates 16 16 29 9 14
Retention 89% 94% 88% 100% 75%
National Registry Practical Exam Pass Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
National Registry Written Exam Pass Rate 85% 81% 72% 100% 100%
Job Placement 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Holmes Community College Emergency Medical Technology Program is accredited by the following agencies:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(817) 330-0080

The Holmes CC Emergency Medical Technology Department provides quality cognitive-based education and clinical opportunities that enable highly-motivated students to become competent and ethical EMTs and exemplary representatives for Holmes Community College and the EMS profession. EMT graduates will demonstrate through the successful completion of written, oral, and clinical competencies a thorough understanding of the out-of-hospital approach to patient treatment, to implementation of effective treatments of patients throughout the life span, and to participate in the management of EMS systems.