Course fee is $800 (not eligible for tuition remission).
This fee includes the cost of the course. Students may purchase their textbook and workbook at the University Bookstore. Students will be responsible for the cost of the National Registry Exam.
Textbooks are available at the university bookstore.
Tuesday and Thursday 5 – 10 p.m., some Saturdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 30 additional hours are required for clinicals. Specific dates TBA.
Registration and application deadline: TBA.
The Cedarville University EMS Education Program was developed to meet the needs of the Cedarville University EMS squad, fire departments, and EMS departments who are providing skilled emergency medical care to the communities they serve. Students receive valuable education through in-class sessions and experience real life situations during clinical hours and simulations. The program is based upon the National Standard Curriculum Advanced Provider, prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This course includes 200 hours of didactic instruction and laboratory practice, and as well as the opportunity for a variety of clinical experiences in various settings. After completion and the obtaining of a State Advanced Provider certification, students will be qualified to provide emergent care in a pre-hospital setting to their level of certification. Students enrolled at Cedarville University may be awarded three semester hours toward general electives by the Registrar's Office when the certificate is presented.
- Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate.
- Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English. Must have a TOEFL score of 79 on the internet-based test if English is not the student's primary language.
- Hold a valid drivers license.
- Have no previous felony convictions.
- Be at least 18 years of age at the end of the course, in accordance with OAC 4765-8-01.
- Be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.
- Any student carrying over 16 hours must have their advisor's signature on the application form.
- A physical must be completed prior to the start of class, including measles vaccine, current flu shot, and the start of the Hepatitis B series of shots. The results of a current one step TB test needs to be included. Contact the Center for Lifelong Learning for the EMS Physical form.
- Complete a NREMT EMT program and registered in Ohio.
A student cannot be kept from taking the course because of academic concerns, however the student may receive the recommendation that he/she not take the course at this time. It is highly advisable that the student take this recommendation seriously.
Students may register online for this class beginning July 2, 2014. Enrollment will remain open until the registration deadline, when payment is due. Any payments after this deadline will incur a $35 late fee.
No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline. If a student wishes to withdraw, they must do so no later than one week before the class begins, in which the course fee (minus a $35 processing fee) will be refunded.
A confirmation of the class meeting time and room location will be emailed to the student the week before the class begins. The course fee must be paid by the first day of class. A student will not be permitted to begin classes if the course fee is not paid.
There will be no course fee refund after class has been in session for 16 class hours. A ten percent administrative fee will be deducted from the remaining course fee. Students dismissed from the program will forfeit all money paid.
You will need to have a current physical, flu shot, and TB test for the Advanced class. This means that a physical and TB test must be on file that is no less than 6 months old when the class begins. The flu shot must be current for the academic year. You are also required to submit a record of your Hep B vaccine and measles vaccine. University Medical Services has agreed to provide physicals for current Advanced students. If a student chooses to use their own physician, they must have the EMS physical form completed by their physician.
An Ohio BCI background check is required for clinicals. A prior Ohio BCI background check will be acceptable if the EMS student has been a member of good standing of a fire or EMS agency and has had a BCI background check within one year of beginning clinicals. Students who have been a resident of Ohio for at least 5 years may get a BCI check ($35). Students who have not been a resident of Ohio for at least 5 years must get a BCI and FBI check ($60). The Campus Safety office is a certified provider, but you must schedule an appointment. Available times will be announced in class.
The textbook and workbook, blood pressure cuff, and stethoscope are required. They may be purchased at the university bookstore.