Which Paramedic Schools Are Located in Ohio?

Learn about paramedic programs in the state of Ohio. Get information about degrees available and program requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Fire & Emergency Services degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

If you are already a licensed EMT in Ohio and wish to advance your certification through a paramedic program, you can find several schools that will meet your needs. Requirements vary, so be sure to choose a program that meets your educational and career goals.

What You Need to Know

Certificate and associate's degree programs are available to students interested in going to school to become a paramedic in Ohio. All paramedic training programs in the area are offered by two-year, public schools and require that applicants already hold certification as an EMT (emergency medical technician) at the basic level. A certificate in paramedicine may be earned in 10 months to one year. Associate's degree programs vary in length from five semesters to nine semesters of enrollment.

Ohio Schools Offering Paramedic Certificate Programs

Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center

The paramedic program at Butler requires 1,000 hours of work in both the classroom and clinical locations like emergency rooms, ambulances and mental health facilities. The classes for the program take place 1-2 days per week. You can take the prerequisite course in anatomy and physiology either on campus or online.

  • Program: Certified Paramedic Program
  • Program Length: 10 months (1,000 contact hours)
  • Tuition and Fees: $5,989 program cost (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Course in anatomy and physiology
  • Admission Requirements: Ohio EMT certification, background check, interview, physical exam and current vaccinations
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 400 students (all undergrads)

Lorain County Community College

You can choose to begin your studies in this program in either August or January. The curriculum begins with courses in body structure and function as well as medical terminology then progresses through your advanced emergency care sequence. You'll also have classes in communications and psychology.

  • Program: Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Certificate
  • Program Length: 1 year
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,077 per year for in-district residents; $3,679 per year for state residents; $7,302 per year for nonresidents (costs as of 2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Ohio EMT-Basic (EMT-B) and American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certifications
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 11,600 students (all undergrads)

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

The certificate program incorporates both clinical and didactic studies. Each semester's coursework builds on the advanced life-saving skills you learned in the previous semester. Once you've earned your certificate, you'll be eligible to take the NREMT-P exam.

  • Program: Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate
  • Program Length: 3 semesters
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,825 per year for state residents; $7,393 per year for nonresidents (costs as of 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: College-level English and math courses
  • Admission Requirements: Ohio EMT-B certification
  • School Type: 2-year, public; approximately 10,700 students (all undergrads)

Ohio Schools Offering Paramedic Associate's Degree Programs

Hocking College

Many paramedics and firemen are based at the same stations, cover the same calls, and this program strives to prepare you to work in both capacities. Your fire studies will prepare you for Firefighter I and Firefighter II positions while your paramedicine studies will prepare you for the NREMT-P exam. You can choose which curriculum set you wish to study first.

  • Program: Associate of Technical Study in Fire and Emergency Services
  • Program Length: 5 semesters
  • Tuition and Fees: $4,390 per year for state residents; $8,780 per year for nonresidents (costs as of 2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Ohio EMT-B certification
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 3,500 students (all undergrads)

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

The program requires you to complete your First Year Experience courses in the first 18 credit hours of your studies. The science track is recommended if you want to apply your studies towards immediate employment in emergency service personnel roles. The management option is suggested if you want to pursue a supervisory administrator role in emergency medical services. Completion of either track will qualify you to take your NREMT-P exam.

  • Program: Associate in Applied Science
  • Specialization: Science, management
  • Program Length: 9 semesters
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,825 per year for state residents; $7,393 per year for nonresidents (costs as of 2015-2016)
  • Admission Requirements: Ohio EMT-B certification
  • School Type: 2-year, public; approximately 10,700 students (all undergrads)

If you want to advance your emergency medical training, paramedic programs in Ohio are offered through Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center, Lorain County Community College, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College for a certificate; and through Hocking College and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College for an associate's degree.

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