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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are trained to rush into action to handle a wide range of life-threatening injuries. Their main function is to respond to emergency calls and stabilize patients until they can be transported to a hospital or trauma center.

EMT is the entry-level stage for the profession.

Paramedics are an advanced level and they work under direction of a physician. They acquire additional skills such as opening up airways and may perform endotracheal intubations and interpret electrocardiograms as well as use other complex equipment.

  • Can start right out of high school
  • EMT is only one semester
  • Paramedic is only three semesters, or approximately one year (without prerequisites)
  • Program is very well regarded in the professional community
  • New, state-of-the-art EMT classrooms and ambulance simulator

Lakeland's EMT and paramedic training prepares students to take the National Registry Exam to become certified in the State of Ohio.

Talk to our program director to learn more.

Program Accreditation

The Lakeland Community College EMT and Paramedic 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) (

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350

Lakeland Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; phone: 800.621.7440;

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