After applying for admission to the college, students must complete a second step to be formally accepted into this program. Several criteria are used to determine if a student is academically ready for the program. Students should contact a Health Technologies counselor to discuss the next steps: 440.525.7200.

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Note: When filling out the Lakeland application

  1. scroll to "Select Degree/Certificate"
  2. find "CERTIFICATES" section
  3. select "3501-Emergency Med Tech Cert"

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are trained to rush into action to handle a wide range of life-threatening injuries. Their main function is to respond to emergency calls and stabilize patients until they can be transported to a hospital or trauma center.

EMT, known as EMT-Basic, is the entry-level stage for the profession.

Paramedics are an advanced level and they work under direction of a physician. They acquire additional skills such as opening up airways and may perform endotracheal intubations and interpret electrocardiograms as well as use other complex equipment.

  • Can start right out of high school
  • EMT-Basic is only one semester
  • EMT-Paramedic is only three semesters, or approximately one year (without prerequisites)
  • Program is very well regarded in the professional community
  • New, state-of-the-art EMT classrooms and ambulance simulator

Lakeland's EMT-basic and EMT-paramedic training prepares students to take the National Registry Exam to become certified in the State of Ohio.

The Lakeland Community College EMT and Paramedic Program 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 
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP: 
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 
214-703-8445 Fax: 214-703-8992

Lakeland Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; phone: 800.621.7440;

Talk to our program director to learn more.

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