Emergency Medical Technology

Shawnee State University offers the Emergency Medical Technology Program for those wishing to be educated and trained to respond to medical emergencies, assess a patient's injuries or illness, stabilize patients by administering emergency medical care and transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities. Certificate of Completion as well as an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Technology are offered.

Our primary objective

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.


The EMT and Paramedic training programs have received accreditation from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services No. 325, valid through 1/31/2020.

The Paramedic Program is nationally accredited through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Programs (CoAEMSP) by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) #600706 through 1/31/2020.

The Shawnee State University EMT 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).


To Contact CAAHEP

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To Contact COAEMSP

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088 
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992

Emergency Medical Technology

Contact Information

Emergency Medical Technology Program
940 Second Street
Health Science Building, Room 128
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Tammy Grigson
Phone: (740) 351-3236

Career Opportunities

Positions for emergency medical technicians are available in private ambulance companies, hospitals, industry, fire departments, 911 dispatch offices, and the armed forces. Law enforcement agencies, park services, ski patrols, and other groups train their personnel to become EMT-Bs or paramedics as part of their duties.

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