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    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    Paramedic Program.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Paramedic students.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.


  •  Estimated Cost: $11,477

    Program Length: 2 semesters + 1 summer term

    Locations: Lincoln / Online + Labs

    Start Term(s): Fall

    Awards Offered: AAS

    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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    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 $40,900. 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).

    Commission on Accreditation of  Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763

    8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
    Rowlett, TX 75088

    Three year pass rates:
    National Registry Cognitive 3 year pass rate - 96.55%
    National Registry Psychomotor 3 year pass rate - 95.65%
    Paramedic Program 3 year retention - 81%
    Paramedic Graduate 3 year positive placement - 96%

    Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution.
    As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    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.

    Andrew Eckart, NRP, EMSI, Program Director
    800-642-4075, ext. 2819

    Tyler Bonnicksen, EMT-P, EMSI
    800-642-4075, ext. 2743

    Cherri Lynch-Fuehring, BS, NRP, EMSI
    800-642-4075, ext. 2882

    John S. Bonta, MD
    Medical Director


    SCC Student Success Rate

    SCC Grads Working in Nebraska

    SCC Grads Continuing Their Education