The Allied Health Department is now accepting applications for the paramedic program that begin next year in the Fall term. Please click the link above. The deadline to apply is February 14, 2019. If you need assistance, contact the Allied Health Department office at (573) 518-2172.
The Mineral Area College EMS Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992
Mineral Area College is an accredited EMT-Paramedic training entity and as so is authorized to offer the following courses under 19CSR30-40.331 which states in part: EMT-P training entities shall be certified to conduct initial EMT-P; EMT-P refresher to include remedial training and National Registry bridge programs; EMT-P continuing education; initial EMT-I programs; EMT-I refresher to include remedial training; EMT-I continuing education; initial EMT-B; EMT-B refresher to include remedial training and National Registry bridge programs; EMTB continuing education; initial first responder; first responder refresher; and emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) courses.
Missouri Bureau of EMS Training Entity Accreditation: 18705T6.
The Emergency Medical Services Professions include four levels: Paramedic, Advanced EMT, EMT, and Emergency Medical Responder. CAAHEP accredits educational programs at the Paramedic and Advanced EMT levels. Programs at the EMT and Emergency Medical Responder levels may be included as exit points in CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic and Advanced EMT programs. “Stand-alone” EMT and Emergency Medical Responder programs may be reviewed by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.