LP Research Resources September 30, 2016

Columbus State Community College Paramedic School

The Columbus State Community College (CSCC) EMT paramedic training program offers students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of paramedic. A paramedic training certificate program and an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical degree is offered through Columbus State Community College. These programs meet the standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Training and the Ohio Department Public Safety Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Columbus State Community College is a 2-year public school located in downtown Columbus, Ohio at 550 East Spring St. The school consists of a main campus and nine satellite education centers.

Program Information

The Columbus State Community College Emergency Medical Services Technology Associate Degree program is a 7 quarter program totaling 109.5 credits. Students wishing to enroll in the EMT-Basic Certificate program must first complete the training for EMT Basic course which is included in the program. Anatomy and physiology, principles of microbiology, theory of patient assessment, management and operations assessment, theory of paramedic essentials to include airway management and ventilation, medical, OB/GYN, neonatal, behavior and trauma emergencies, and emergency medical services operations are just some of the courses.

Columbus State Community College’s Emergency Medical Technology program is a one year, four quarter certificate program and totals 38 credits, in addition to the previous credits awarded in the EMT certificate program.

Students must be a certified EMT-Basic before enrolling in the EMT-Paramedic Certificate program. This degree program includes both didactic and clinical skill experiences and intravenous procedures, invasive and non-invasive therapies. The paramedic program provides high excellence for education in the ability and science of pre-hospital advanced life support EMS care.

Once the EMT or paramedic training program is completed, you will be qualified to take the Ohio’s paramedic certification exam and the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Examination (NREMT).

Program Prerequisites

•  must have a valid driver’s license
•  must be 18 years of age
•  must pass a background check
•  must pass drug screening –  and stay drug free
•  must have a completed health record required PRIOR TO registration
•  may not have received a dishonorable military discharge
•  must have successfully completed ENG 101 or take the college placement exam and score into ENG 101
•  must hold a current CPR card • must possess liability insurance
•  must be EMT certified prior to entering paramedic program
•  must complete EMS 201 (Paramedic Preparation Course) prior to entering paramedic program
•  must complete a pretesting process, which includes the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment Exam

Application Process

Individuals interested in Columbus State Community College may register and apply online, or pick up an application in person. The application process will include submitting high school transcripts and setting up a student email.  Financial aid information is also available during this process.

Additional Information

Current fees and tuition for the EMT training program is $3,888. Books and supplies are $1,520.  No on-campus room and board is available.

The school also offers scholarships, grants and financial aid, as well as working with VA eligibility for veterans. To receive college credit for your service, have your military branch send the college a Military Transcript.

Contact Information

For more information you may contact the college at 550 E. Spring St., Columbus, OH 43215 / 1-800- 621-6407. You may also contact the EMS program by E-mail at ems@cscc.edu for information and EMT session dates or to make an appointment with department advisors.