Programs of Study

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.

EMT Students:
Advanced EMT Students:
Paramedic Students:
Background Check and Drug Screening Background Check and Drug Screening Background Check and Drug Screening
Immunization Immunization Immunization

Do NOT start the Background and Drug Screen process by clicking the appropriate link above until instructed by one of the EMS faculty.

Tutorial for completing Background Check& Drug Screening

Drug Screen Locations 

EMS Health Form

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 without meeting with an EMS faculty member or college advisor.


starAdvanced 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.

starParamedic (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. 

 Paramedic Program Application 

Due April 1, 2015 by 3:00 PM for class starting Summer 201
Please click on the above link to access the application. Either return via mail to the address published on the application or in person to the Administration Desk on the third floor of the Health Science Building.  The application should be printed and returned in its entirety by the posted deadline.  Please review your application prior to submission to the EMS office to ensure all requested attachments are with the application.  Individuals will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline by mail of acceptance into the program.  Please call Mark Branon at 256-306-2854 with questions.

Click to go to any of the following links:

star American Heart Association Training Center (CTC)
star Brochure about the EMS Program & Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science
star  Contact Information for the EMS Faculty and Staff
star EMT Clinical Orientation PowerPoint
star EMS Clinical Preceptor's Resources
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
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

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)


Allied Health Department

National Registry of EMT's

Alabama Dept. of Public Health - EMS Division

If you have questions or comments about Calhoun's EMS Program,
Contact Mark Branon
Phone: (256) 306-2854