EMS and Paramedic Program

Tulsa Community College Fire & Emergency Medical Services Shield Tulsa Community College Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician Patch

The Tulsa Community College’s EMS and Paramedic Program, located at the Northeast Campus, offers several options for students desiring careers in the Fire and/or Emergency Medical Service fields. Certificate programs for Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic, allow graduates to take examinations for certification offered by the National Registry of EMTs and licensure from the State of Oklahoma Department of Health as an EMT or Paramedic. For those seeking a degree option, TCC offers either an Associate in Applied Science degree in Fire & Emergency Medical Services (for the EMT level), or an Associate in Applied Science degree as a Healthcare Specialist/Paramedic.

Degrees and Certificates

The Tulsa Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

Contact CoAEMSP Executive Office
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (214) 703‐8445
Fax: (214) 703‐8992
www.coaemsp.org

EMT courses are offered each semester at TCC, and combine both on-line study with hands-on lab each week. EMT student are also required to complete over 50 hours of clinical experience in various emergency care settings and aboard an ambulance.

Nationally Certified NREMT Paramedic patch

The TCC Paramedic Program starts a single cohort each Fall Semester where students can opt for either a traditional classroom focused course and lab, or a blended course of on-line study and lab sessions held either during the day, or two evenings each week. Paramedic students must complete over 500 hours of clinical over the three semesters of study, including an Internship program with an ambulance service under the direction of a trained Paramedic Preceptor during their final semester. Graduates are eligible to sit for examinations to become a Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP).

All EMS & Paramedic Program students must complete a background investigation (please refer to the Criminal Conviction Policy of the National Registry of EMTs if you have any previous convictions to determine eligibility for certification as an EMT) and drug screening prior to full admission to the programs. Student must also be current with their vaccinations/immunizations and have a current negative test for Tuberculosis (TB). (Students with any type of criminal conviction should contact the National Registry of EMTs directly to determine if your record will prevent you from becoming certified as an EMT prior to completing the enrollment process.)

Students desiring to enroll in the Healthcare Specialist/Paramedic Program should review the “Letter to Interested Paramedic Students” to see the full list of requirements, prerequisites and application process.

Prerequisites

EMT: None

Healthcare Specialist/Paramedic: BIOL 1314/Human Anatomy & Physiology or BIOL 2134/Human Anatomy AND BIOL 2154/Human Physiology. Must be currently certified/licensed as an EMT by the National Registry of EMTs. Students must also pass the college entrance exam for mathematics.

Paramedic Testing Results for Graduates, Previous 3 years

TCC EMS & Paramedic Program

National Registry of EMTs

Passing the psychomotor exam on first attempt: 100%

2018 Graduates - 14

  • Passing the written exam first attempt: 86%
  • Cumulative passing the written exam within third attempt: 100%
  • Passing the psychomotor exam on 1st attempt: N/A
  • Cumulative passing the psychomotor exam with third attempt: N/A
  • Retention Rate of Students (started and completed the program): 82%
  • Positive Graduate Placement: 93%

2017 Graduates - 17

  • Passing the written exam first attempt: 82%
  • Cumulative passing the written exam within third attempt: 88%
  • Passing the psychomotor exam on 1st attempt: 100%
  • Cumulative passing the psychomotor exam with third attempt: N/A
  • Retention Rate of Students (started and completed the program): 78%
  • Positive Graduate Placement: 88%

2016 Graduates - 24

  • Passing the written exam first attempt: 87%
  • Cumulative passing the written exam within third attempt: 91%
  • Passing the psychomotor exam on first attempt: 88%
  • Cumulative passing the psychomotor exam with third attempt: 92%
  • Retention Rate of Students (started and completed the program): 62%
  • Positive Graduate Placement: 91%

Contact Information

EMS & Paramedic Program Director

Robert Painter, MS, NRP
Room # ET 123A
Engineering and Technology Building
Phone: (918) 595-4746
robert.painter@tulsacc.edu

Adjunct Instructors

Joseph Sherrell, BS, NRP
joseph.sherrell@tulsacc.edu

Michael Bible, BS, RN, NRP
michael.bible@tulsacc.edu

Charles Ramsey, BS, NRP
charles.ramsey@tulsacc.edu

Ed McConville, NRP
edward.mcconville@tulsacc.edu

Program Clinical Coordinator

Shelly Tevis, M Ed
shelly.tevis@tulsacc.edu