LP Research Resources September 25, 2016

Ocean County College Paramedic Program

Ocean County College EMT paramedic training program offers students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of paramedic. A paramedic training certificate program or an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical degree is offered through Ocean County College. This program meets the standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Training and the OMES – New Jersey State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Ocean County College is a public two-year community college sponsored by Ocean County and the State of New Jersey. The College offers both credit and non-credit courses at its main campus located on 275 beautiful acres in the county seat of Toms River, and at the Southern Education Center in Stafford Township. Both locations are easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and local highways. The paramedic training program is on the main campus. The school is located between Lakewood and Toms River, off highway 70 and is approximately 60 miles from Philadelphia and 42 miles from Trenton, NJ.

EMT and Paramedic Program Information

The paramedic training program teaches currently certified New Jersey EMTs the theoretical knowledge and psychomotor skills required  to enter the clinical portion of the training led by sponsoring Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) affiliates.

Registration starts in August of each year. Currently classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and on select Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. beginning each September. The paramedic training program runs from September through the following June.

Program Prerequisites

Candidates for the Paramedic Program must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Must be 18 prior to starting the Paramedic program
• Must have a High School diploma or GED
• Current New Jersey EMT certification completed
• Possess current immunization records
• Pass a physical and mental ability performance
• One year pre-hospital emergency care experience
• Properly demonstrate basic EMT skills
• Acceptance for clinical sponsorship from a participating MICU affiliate. MICU affiliates may have additional acceptance criteria that must be met

Applications are free and are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Potential paramedic school candidates should contact the school for clinical sponsorship prior to May 1 proceeding the fall term in which you wish to enroll and participate in EMT training. The clinical sponsors may have additional prerequisites, thus it is important to be approved prior to the start of the paramedic program. Additionally, textbooks and some additional supplies are required for the first day of classes.

Contact Information

For more information you may contact the college at College Drive, P.O. Box 2001, Toms River, NJ 08754-2001. Phone 732.255.0400 – or by contacting Robert Bauter, the EMS Supervisor at Robert.Bauter@MONOC.ORG Or by phone: 732.919.3045 ext. 1103.