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EMT-Advanced/Paramedic Schools

EMT Advanced Life Support

Training Authority for EMT-Advanced Life Support

The Mississippi Vocational-Technical Education Division of the Department of Education, with the cooperation of the Governor's Highway Safety Program, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the American College of Surgeons-Mississippi Committee on Trauma, and the Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, offered the advanced life support training course through the Mississippi Community College System. The guidelines and minimum standards are set forth in order to establish a minimum level of training for the Emergency Medical Technician at the Advanced level. These guidelines and minimum standards shall be met by all Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Courses in the state. The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medical Technology, is authorized by the DEMS to conduct ALS training programs statewide. All advanced life support programs must have the DEMS approval.

EMT Advanced Life Support Curriculum

EMT-Paramedic curriculum must conform, at minimum, to the National Standard Training Curriculum developed by the United States Department of Transportation and all current revisions as approved for use by the DEMS. Minimum hours required for EMT-Paramedic are:800 didactic/lab, 200 clinical, 200 field. EMT-Intermediate curriculum shall consist of modules numbers I, II, and III as developed for the United States Department of Transportation under Contract No. DOT-HS-900-089,as well as,the DEMS, EMT-Intermediate defibrillation curriculum. Minimum hours required for EMT-Intermediate are: 150 didactic, 40 clinical, 40 field. Written permission from the Director of the DEMS must be obtained prior to the start of an EMT-Intermediate course.

Requirements for entry into the EMT-Paramedic Training Programs

  • Must be a Mississippi certified EMT
  • Must successfully pass a re-test of basic EMT skill and knowledge
  • Must provide past academic records for review by an admissions committee (may or may not be faculty members).
  • Completion of 8 semester hours of anatomy and physiology (A&P I, II with Labs) from an accredited post-secondary school. Minimum average of C or higher must be obtained. Human anatomy and physiology may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite courses.

Mississippi Approved Advanced EMT Training Programs and Directors

Senatobia
David Kuchta
NW Mississippi Community College
ALS Program
P.O. Box G
Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone: 662-562-3361
Fax: 662-560-1107
dkuchta@northwestms.edu

Fulton
Debbie Roebuck, RN, NREMT-P
Itawamba Community College
602 West Hill Street
Fulton, MS 38842
Phone: 662-862-8000
Fax: 662-862-4614
dmroebuck@iccms.edu

Clarksdale
Rhett Nelson, NREMT-P
Coahoma Community College
3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-621-4041
Fax: 662-627-3995
rnelson@coahomacc.edu

Mayhew
John McBryde
East MS Community College
8731 South Frontage Road
Mayhew, MS 39753
Phone: 662-243-2689
Fax: 662-243-1988
jmcbryde@eastms.edu

Ridgeland
Mark Galtelli, NREMT-P
Holmes Community College (Ridgeland)
ALS Program
412 West Ridgeland
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: 601-856-5400
Fax: 601-605-3350
mgaltelli@holmescc.edu

Meridian
Chris Lafferty
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: 601-469-3287
Fax: 601-482-1316
claffert@meridiancc.edu

Decatur
Katrina Rushford, NREMT-P
East Central Community College
Dept. of Emergency Medicine Technology
Vocational Department
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: 601-635-2111 x425
Fax: 601-635-4031
krushford@eccc.edu

Jackson
David B. Hall
Hind Community College
Emergency Medical Technology
1750 Chadwick Drive
Jackson, MS 39204
Phone: 601-376-4822
Fax: 601-376-4968
dbhall@hindscc.edu

Ellisville
Mike Cole, NREMT-P
Jones Community Junior College
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone: 601-477-4000
Fax: 601-477-4017
mike.cole@jcjc.edu

Gulfport
Gary Shirley, NREMT-P
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Jefferson Davis Campus
2226 Switzer Road
Gulfport, MS 39507-3894
Phone: 228-896-2554
Fax: 228-897-3918
gary.shirley@mgccc.edu

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