12-Week Accelerated Classroom Paramedic Diploma Program. Optional A.A.S. degree at McCook Community College, McCook Nebraska. Rates listed are for the 2020-2021  academic year.

$10,064 includes 42-credit hours Resident Tuition and Fees, Program Fees, Textbooks, Housing, and Meals.

$11,282 includes 42-credit hours Non-Resident Tuition and Fees,
Program Fees, Textbooks, Housing, and Meals.

Accelerated Paramedic Program Overview: The 12-week Accelerated Paramedic Program at McCook Community College is designed to provide the required classroom training and education to develop competent Paramedics. The accelerated version of the paramedic training consolidates the didactic training in which the students attend class 40 contact hours per week for 12 weeks. Prices are subject to change.

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What's New in Emergency Medical Services

Upon completion of the in-class (didactic) studies, students are required to complete a minimum of 230 hours in a Clinical environment and 300 hours of Field training. Upon successful completion of all training components, the student will then be eligible to sit for the National Registry Paramedic Exam.

Clinical/Field Training components are not part of the 12-week Accelerated Paramedic program at McCook Community College. Clinical/Field training placement is the decision of the student. Students are encouraged to use our clinical training facilities and field service affiliations to complete their training. If a student opts to return home to complete their clinical/field training the college will work diligently with their chosen affiliations to attain training contracts, but there are no guarantees these agreements can be secured.

Effective January 1, 2019, Anatomy and Physiology is a prerequisite for the paramedic course – both accelerated and traditional.    

  • BIOS 1100 – Basic Anatomy & Physiology  (or equivalent)    OR
  • BIOS 2250 and BIOS 2260  Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II   (or equivalent)

Regardless of course taken, the student must pass with a C+ or above.  

MPCC’s Emergency Medical Services program does not offer job placement assistance.

New Dates for Accelerated Paramedic:

  • January 11 – April 2, 2021
  • May 10 – July 30, 2021
  • August 30 - November 19, 2021
  • January 17 - April 8, 2022
  • May 16 - August 5, 2022

Once admitted into the MCC Accelerated Paramedic program, a criminal background check will be conducted by a certified agency.

  • A block of immunizations must be completed.
  • Start Dates - A seat reservation may be made for any session.

Contact: Joy Molcyk at 308-344-8035

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 (CoAEMPSP).

The most current COAEMSP Annual Reports was for the calendar year 2018.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMY Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 100%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 95.8%. Positive placement is defined by the COAEMSP as "Employed full or part-tome 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 68.6%.


The McCook Community College/Mid Plains 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
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact the CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax: 214-703-8992"

Advanced Placement Policy: The McCook Community College/Mid-Plains Community College Paramedic Program does not offer Advanced Placement.

Experiential Learning Policy: The McCook Community College/Mid-Plains Community College Paramedic Program does not award credit or allow advanced placement for Experiential Learning.

Transfer Credits Policy: The McCook Community College/Mid-Plains Community College Paramedic Program does not allow advanced placement secondary to transfer of credits. 

*Completion of the specialized advanced emergency medical courses will lead to a diploma.