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Emergency Medical Services Overview

Students in the Emergency Medical Services program will find a staff and faculty committed to educating highly trained and professional EMS providers who can work in the EMS, fire and/or public safety arenas.  

The EMS associate degree requires successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technology, and Paramedic certificate programs in addition to general education requirements. The training will entail all aspects of pre-hospital, professional, compassionate care and integrates technical knowledge with core skills and abilities. Students in this program will complete a variety of projects that reflect their ability to skillfully manage an EMS patient as a Paramedic. There will be additional training in the development of work and training schedules as well as grant applications for training and equipment. 

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Scholarship Opportunity 

Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

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Emergency Medical Services Highlights

  • We have a state of the art simulation monitor system that allows the students to interact with the manikins.
  • Variety of cardiac monitors so that students can learn with all of the monitors available today. 12 lead monitor simulation.
  • New simulator manikins and high fidelity equipment to assist with a higher degree of education for EMS.

Career Opportunities

Potential employment for those trained in the EMS career tiers are available in both the public and private industries and include fire departments, non-emergency patient transportation companies, ambulance services, hospital emergency departments, industrial health and safety organizations, and various other public safety related companies or agencies.

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Emergency Medical Services Plan of Study

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Professional Licensure Information

Our EMS program is approved by the Ohio Department of Public safety. You will become nationally registered and certified in the state of Ohio upon successfully passing the course and the NREMT exam.

Accreditation Information

This program is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Ohio Accreditation Number 318.

Inquiries regarding accreditation should be directed to:
Ohio Department of Public Safety,
Division of Emergency Medical Services
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43218


The Rhodes State College 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 (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 727-210-2350
To contact CoAEMSP: 214-703-8445

Student Success Navigator


Crystal Snyder

Student Success Navigator
(419) 204-9885