The national emergency medical services accreditation agency has
issued a letter of review commending Southeast Community College's
Paramedic program for its "commitment to quality paramedic
The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the
EMS Professions determined that SCC's program has demonstrated
satisfactory core information of the Standards and Guidelines for
the AEMSP of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
Education Programs. Under the authority of the letter, graduates of
SCC's Paramedic program will meet the eligibility requirement of
the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic
certification examination related to "graduation from a CAAHEP
accredited Paramedic program."
Under the Letter of Review, students who graduate from the
program after Jan. 1, 2013, will be recommended to the National
Registry of EMTs to be eligible to sit for the Paramedic
certification examination. All other NREMT requirements for
admission to the Paramedic exam must be met by the individual.
The Letter of Review is not an accreditation status. It is,
however, related to the program's application for CAAHEP
In addition to maintaining ongoing compliance with the
Standards, the program must meet all administrative requirements
specified in Appendix A of the Standards and Guidelines. One of
those requirements is to fill all reports in a timely manner in
accordance with CoAEMSP policy. The first of the reports is due on
or before Dec. 1.
When CoAEMSP deems that the ISSR is satisfactory, the executive
office will schedule an on-site visit with the program as specified
in the CoAEMSP policies and procedures.
SCC's program is located on the Lincoln Campus. The 15-month
program enrolls a new group of students each Winter Quarter in
January. Persons wanting more information about the program are
asked to contact Ryan Batenhorst, chair, at 402-437-2795.