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The Three Rivers College Paramedic program is a hybrid of online curriculum and hands-on training. With this program, students only need to be on campus one day a week for skills and high-fidelity simulation training.

Both general education and paramedic courses are included in the program of study. Clinical internship experiences are planned in local healthcare facilities under direct guidance of experienced preceptors.

Admission Criteria: To become an eligible applicant, individuals must:

Career and Technical Education. 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 Paramedic program of Three Rivers 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).

Paramedic courses begin in August. Students must meet certain criteria for internship practice in agencies, including, but not limited to, random or for-cause drug screenings.

Program Outcomes

Paramedic Program with Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current 2022 CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the 2021-22 cohort.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 100%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military.’ Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 71.4%.

Program Outcome: Certification Pass Rate

2022 Paramedic Programatic Results
Pass Rate
2021-22 Cohort 100%

Program Outcome: Program Retention

2022 Paramedic Programatic Results % of Students
2021-22 Cohort 71.4%

Program Outcome: Employment

2022 Paramedic Programatic Results % Employed
2021-22 Cohort 100%


Tami Cunningham

Tami Cunningham

Associate Professor, Emergency Medical Services Program


573-840-9672, ext. 8325

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