Technical Diploma

When you hear sirens wailing and see an ambulance drive by, there’s a good chance someone’s life is on the line. Paramedic teams are the heroes who are first on the scene and most qualified to make a life-or-death difference for the critically ill or injured.

A Closer Look

Paramedics provide preliminary treatment and transport of patients to a medical facility for further treatment if necessary. They perform cardiac support and emergency respiratory procedures, administer IV fluids, bandage wounds, stabilize injuries, and more. They must communicate well with others at the scene of an emergency and in a healthcare facility while transferring patient care.

Paramedics frequently work in pairs and are often in a lead role on a team of emergency medical technicians. Their success relies on precise teamwork.

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s EMT-Paramedic program provides the knowledge and skills needed to work competently as an entry-level paramedic. Students enter a joint core course cohort with Paramedic Technician degree students. Graduates earn a technical diploma upon successful completion of this program.

This program consists of classroom lectures, practical skills lab, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences. Upon successful completion, you will earn certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician written and practical examinations.


  • Emergency Department Technician
  • EMS Provider
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • First Responder
  • Urgent Care Technician

Your Instructors

The instructors in the EMT-Paramedic program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom.

All lead paramedic instructors are actively employed as ground and flight paramedics, as well as critical care paramedics, in a variety of pre-hospital settings. Their exposure to patients on a daily basis allows each of them to bring current knowledge and skills to their classrooms, and they share that knowledge through expert instruction and hands-on learning. This unmatched technical and professional expertise, when paired with small class sizes, means you’ll leave Mid-State confident in the fact that you have the knowledge and skills employers are looking for in the people they hire.

“The paramedic faculty at Mid-State work in a variety of different service types and bring decades worth of work experience into the classroom. They use their knowledge, passion, and experience to guide students along a successful educational path.” – Rick Anderson, Associate Dean

Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more. If you are unable to access this document, please contact a New Student Specialist by calling 888.575.6782.

Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expected Program Costs

Cost based on the 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $5,761.58
  • Books: $633.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $646.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $7,040.58

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Accreditation Information

The EMT - Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)

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Accreditation Outcomes


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10531911 EMS Fundamental 2.00
10531912 Paramedic Medical Principles 4.00
10531913 Patient Assessment Principles 3.00
10531914 Prehospital Pharmacology 3.00
10531915 Paramedic Respiratory Management 2.00
10531917 Paramedic Clinical/Field 1 3.00
10531918 Advanced Resuscitation 1.00
10531955 Paramedic Cardiology 1 2.00
(20 Credits)
Term: 2
10531919 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 4.00
10531920 Paramedic Trauma 3.00
10531921 Special Patient Populations 3.00
10531922 EMS Operations 1.00
10531923 Paramedic Capstone 1.00
10531956 Paramedic Cardiology 2 2.00
10531957 Paramedic Field Experience 3.00
10531958 Paramedic Field Leadership 1.00
(18 Credits)
Total Credits: 38