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Do you think that you might be interested in one or more of these programs? 

Contact Linda Steele at (740) 351-3463 or (443) 735-5376 or email to

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.

Applying to the Program

Please review this Functional Job Analysis (PDF) before applying to the Paramedic Program 

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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 1/31/2026.

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. Reaccreditation awarded 7/24/2019 to be reviewed in 2024 (5) years.

The Shawnee State University EMT 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).

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.

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