Program Description

If you thrive under pressure and like to help people in distress, a career as a paramedic is the ideal fit for you. We will give you the confidence and teach you the skills needed to be successful in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of paramedicine.

As a paramedic, you will provide medical care by preventing or reducing mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. You can complete our program as a full-time traditional on-campus student (two semesters, one summer term). Classes start in the fall term and all lab sessions must be taken in person at the Lincoln campus. Once you graduate from the program, you are eligible to take the national registry examination and apply for state certification.

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Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree / Diploma
Locations: Lincoln
Formats: In-Person
Start: Fall
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$9,554 Associate of Applied Science

START HERE: Please follow the steps on the Getting Started Checklist (PDF) to complete the program application process.

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You're a Good Fit

Paramedics primarily provide emergent and non-emergent care to patients in and out-of-hospital settings. You will be a successful paramedic if you:

  • are detail oriented and able to work on a team
  • provide quality care with respect and dignity for the patient and their family
  • are able to communicate effectively (both verbal and written)
  • anticipate a patient’s needs, making quick decisions without supervision
  • document and communicate changes in the patient’s condition with other health care providers
  • can work under stress
  • are a person of character with honesty and integrity


Your career outlook as a paramedic in Nebraska is good with growth and replacement positions increasing 31.19% long term. Your role and responsibility as a paramedic include being a patient advocate, community healthcare, public education, health promotion and participation in injury and illness prevention programs. Recent SCC graduates report an average annual starting salary of $54,704. Career options include:

  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Inpatient Emergency Care
  • Ambulance Services
  • Health Education


The Southeast Community College 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).

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Paramedic Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2022.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 92.3%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 92.3%.

Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 81.3%.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution

Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution (NC-SARA) institution. As such, SCC is unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following areas at this time: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

State Licensure or Certification Requirements

The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Students completing this program will sit for the National Registry Paramedic (NRP) cognitive exam. Successful completion of this exam allows the candidate to become a National Registered Paramedic. This is a national certification and is recognized in every state. Almost all states use the National Registry certification as a basis for licensure. Privileges may vary by state, depending on each state’s laws and guidelines.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact