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College of Interdisciplinary Studies



Tennessee Technological University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

This course is offered annually with the application process beginning every Spring. The full course starts every August. This course is 1025 hours in length.

Lecture hours:

The paramedic course is divided into 425 hours of didactic and laboratory training and 600 hours of clinical training. The course is 3 semesters in length spread over 11 months.

Please see the FAQ link for further information regarding this course, the application process, etc.

Admission Packet:

Once accepted into the course, a packet will be mailed to each student. It will include immunization requirements, background check information and drug screen information. It must be completed by the first day of class in August.

Important Note: All students must have a background check and drug screen completed before starting the course. If anyone interested in this course has a potential problem with either, please talk with the director of the EMS programs (Dennis Parker) before enrolling in the course.

Class Location:

Jere Whitson Room 131H (note this could change soon)