This program’s primary goal is to provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Students will gain complex knowledge, competency and experience while employing evidence-based practice under medical oversight and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system. 


John Hitchens
Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Students completing this program may also complete the EMS Certificate of Applied Science degree and EMT-Basic Skill Set during their time in the program.

This program offers a flipped classroom model, all in effort to create a more flexible learning environment for students.

Employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, which is faster than the average for all occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Career Opportunites

With a degree in our Emergency Medical Services program, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of fields, including:  

  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Critical Care Paramedic
  • Flight Paramedic


Median Salary Two Years After Graduation

*WV Workforce Outcomes


Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professional (CoAEMSP)
3301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
(214) 703-8992 Fax


Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The Paramedic Program of Pierpont Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CaAEMSP)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2021.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic / State Cognitive exam was 71.4%.

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’.  Positive placement is measured at the completion of the program.


The Program Outcomes Data
NREMT/State Certification Pass Rates 76.9%
Placement Rates 100%
Retention Rates 72.2%

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.


This program offers a certificate in Emergency Medical Services Technician – Paramedic.


Pierpont is an open enrollment institution. Only a standard Pierpont application is needed for this program.