EMT-Advanced/Paramedic Schools

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Training Authority for Paramedic

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. These guidelines and minimum standards shall be met by all Paramedic Training in the state. The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medical Technology, is authorized by the BEMS to conduct ALS training programs statewide. All advanced life support programs must have the BEMS approval.

Paramedic Curriculum

Paramedic curriculum must conform, at minimum, to the National EMS Scope of Practice developed by the United States Department of Transportation and the 2011 Mississippi Curriculum Framework - Post Secondary Paramedic and all current revisions as approved for use by the BEMS. Minimum hours required for EMT-Paramedic are defined in Chapter 7 (Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Level Support) of the EMS regulations.

Requirements for Entry into the Paramedic Training Programs

Prior to the entrance of any Mississippi Paramedic Training Program, each applicant:

  • Must be a Mississippi certified EMT
  • Must successfully pass a re-test of EMT skill and knowledge
  • Must provide past academic records for review by an admissions committee (may or may not be faculty members).
  • Completion of eight 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 Paramedic Programs and Directors


  • NW Mississippi Community College
    P.O. Box G
    Senatobia, MS 38668
    Phone: 662-562-3361


  • Itawamba Community College
    602 West Hill Street
    Fulton, MS 38842
    Phone: 662-620-5270 ext 425


  • Coahoma Community College
    3240 Friars Point Road
    Clarksdale, MS 38614
    Phone: 662-621-4217


  • East MS Community College
    8731 South Frontage Road
    Mayhew, MS 39753
    Phone: 662-243-2689


  • Holmes Community College (Ridgeland)
    412 West Ridgeland
    Ridgeland, MS 39157
    Phone: 601-856-5400


  • Meridian Community College
    910 Highway 19 North
    Meridian, MS 39307
    Phone: 601-469-3287


  • Hind Community College
    1750 Chadwick Drive
    Jackson, MS 39204
    Phone: 601-376-4822
  • American Medical Response
    600 Melvin Bender Dr
    Jackson, MS 39216
    Phone: 601-713-4340


  • Jones County Junior College
    900 South Court Street
    Ellisville, MS 39437
    Phone: 601-477-4000


  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    Jefferson Davis Campus
    2226 Switzer Road
    Gulfport, MS 39507-3894
    Phone: 228-896-2554


  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College
    1028 JC Redd Dr
    Wesson, MS 39191
    Phone: 601-643-8397

* Data reporting course begin date July 2018 to date via the National Registry of EMTs database "Cognitive Results by Exam Date" report

* No Report means class will not graduate until December 2019.

Last reviewed on Sep 6, 2023 request edits
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866‑HLTHY4U Contact and information

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