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Calhoun Community College 

EMS Program

Welcome to the Emergency Medical Services Program at Calhoun Community College.  We hope that this page can serve as a source of information for our students as well as others in the EMS community.

EMS Certification Levels offered by the Calhoun EMS Department

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses are offered EVERY semester.  Class options exist for either daytime or evening classes.  EMT is the first level of EMS licensure.  Successful completion of EMS 118 and EMS 119 are required for EMT program completion.  EMT is considered a short certificate. Students may enroll in this program by meeting with a college advisor.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) courses are offered every semester.  AEMT is offered during the day on the Decatur Campus only.  The class days are Monday and Wednesday. AEMT is the second level of EMS licensure.  Successful completion of EMS 155 and EMS 156 are required for AEMT program completion.  The AEMT has an extended scope of practice over the EMT.  AEMT is considered a short certificate, but students are required to meet with an EMS faculty member prior to course registration.  Alabama EMT license required PRIOR to course admissions.

Paramedic (NRP) course begin every summer semester.  Calhoun Community Colleges offers either a long certificate or Associates of Applied Science degree options for Paramedics.  The program is three semesters long and students are required to complete BIO 201 PRIOR to admission into the program.  The Paramedic Program Application (see below) should be printed and completed in its entirety and returned with all requested documents to the Allied Health Department secretary no later than April 1st for admission in the summer semester.  AEMT licensure required PRIOR to course admission.  Other general education courses are required prior to course completion.  

 2017 Paramedic Program Application 

Note: This application is started and completed in one sitting. You will not be able to save your progress. Prior to starting this application, you will need the following electronic documents to upload:

All Students:

  1. Copy of your Calhoun Community College Student ID

Licensed EMT’s/Advanced EMT’s only:

  1. Copy of your Alabama State EMS License
  2. Copy of your NREMT Certification

Please call Misty Greene at 256-306-2786 with questions.

Paramedic Program - Pass Rates, Retention Rates, and Job Placement Data

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EMS Program Accreditation

Calhoun Community College's Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or CAAHEP ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions or CoAEMSP.

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2354 (fax)

To contact CoAEMSP:
Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8992 (fax)