Tennessee Technological University's Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Address: 1361 Park Street Clearwater, Fla. 33756
The deadline for application will be April 5, 2013.
Compass Test: April 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
Basic EMT test: April 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Psychological Exam: April 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
Interviews: May 16, 2013 starting at 8:00 a.m.
An application form can be obtained through the Extended Education Office at 931-372-3396 or by printing the Paramedic_Application_2013-2014.pdf . Please include your current Tennessee EMT license with the application.
You must be licensed in the State of Tennessee as an EMT-B or IV. Take the COMPASS test to see if you are college ready in math, reading and writing. You must take a basic EMT test and a psychological exam. You must also sit for an advisory board interview. The advisory board will select the top candidates for the 25 available slots.
It would be in the best interest of the paramedic candidate to take some remedial courses but not required.
This is not currently required but could change in the future.
The EMS classroom area is in the Jere Whitson building on the quad of TTU. The classroom is 131H
The Paramedic Course is 11 months in length starting the last Monday of August until the first week of the next August..
The course is from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm with breaks and a 1-hour lunch. The course meets every Monday and Wednesday.
The course is divided into 3 semesters. Please call or e-mail the coordinator for the cost of the introductory course as well as the amount for tuition for the paramedic course. Total cost including tuition, books, testing fees, etc is approximately $4200.00.
That is variable but will be approximately $850.00 including all testing, licensing fees, insurance and other fees. Of that total the books are approximately $400.00.
The primary instructor is Dennis Parker who is a state certified instructor coordinator and licensed by the state of Tennessee as a paramedic. He also holds a Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership from TTU.
Roger Brown is the clinical coordinator. Dr. Sullivan Smith is the medical director. There are guest instructors occassionaly during the course.
No, this is a non-credit course. However, some community colleges and universities offer partial credit for this course under the heading of life-long learning if a student decides to pursue a degree later.
Background checks are required of every student. This will check for felonies and misdemeanor convictions. If this may cause a problem please check with the EMS program coordinator prior to applying for the course.