Majors & Programs

Majors and Programs

At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.

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Emergency Medical Services

What is Emergency Medical Services?

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Important Notice:
 
Please note that we will not be able to offer the emergency medical services (EMS) certificate program and its associate degree in emergency medical services to incoming students during the 2016-17 academic year.
 
While we wish that we could provide this educational offering, we have experienced an extreme faculty shortage and are, to date, unable to remedy this problem.
 
We will still provide some of our EMS degree and certificate courses for returning students.
 
The ability to earn an EMS two year degree will remain at UC Clermont College for those who have already earned their Paramedic Certificate, either National or State of Ohio, but the Paramedic will not be offered starting in the fall of 2016 at UC Clermont.
 
If you would like to speak with a faculty member who can offer ideas for other educational program opportunities here at UC Clermont or other EMS programs in the region, please contact Carolyn Vining at carolyn.vining@uc.edu or (513) 732-5243.
 
We sincerely apologize for the unanticipated inconvenience.
 
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Emergency medical services (EMS) describes a network of health care professionals, facilities and equipment providing emergency medical care. They are the people who spring into action when we call 911.

This program provides the management and business background licensed paramedics need for future job advancement in their field.

Success Factors

You should be emotionally stable, have good dexterity, agility and physical coordination, and be able to lift and carry heavy loads. You also need good eyesight (corrective lenses may be used) with accurate color vision. You should have a high degree of care and concern for the well-being of others. A high tolerance for blood, bodily fluids and unpleasant body odors is necessary, as is the ability to work outside in inclement weather. The ability to work cooperatively with others is crucial.

Career Possibilities

You may pursue many different career paths. Some of your opportunities for employment within the EMS network include the following:

  • supervisor
  • trainer
  • operations manager
  • administrative director
  • executive director
  • dispatch manager

Minoring in Emergency Medical Services

A minor is not available in EMS.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

You will obtain your clinical experience in area hospitals (including nationally recognized University Hospital, a level one trauma center) in emergency departments, intensive care units, anesthesia, labor and delivery, and pediatrics.

For information on the Paramedic National Registry, go to www.nremt.org/nremt/about/reg_para_history.asp.

Special Programs

The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their es.

Freshman Admission Requirements

UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. If you have your high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, we will admit you. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance. If you need EMT-B or paramedic training, you should plan to start emergency medical services in the fall because the basic series of foundation courses required for licensing starts in the fall and continues sequentially through the spring. Admission to the paramedic education program is selective, with limited enrollment. This program starts in the fall and runs through fall, spring and summer semesters. Application for admission includes letters of recommendation, a paramedic program admissions exam, and meeting specific health requirements. You must be at least 18 years old, have a current driver’s license, and have a high school diploma or GED or equivalent. You must also have current basic life support healthcare provider certification and be currently certified as an EMT-B in Ohio. (We offer EMT-B training.) Felony conviction, multiple DUI convictions, or being on parole will disallow your licensure and prevent your admission to this program.  

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Felony conviction, multiple DUI convictions or being on parole will prevent your licensure and your admission to this program.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

Felony conviction, multiple DUI convictions or being on parole will prevent your licensure and your admission to this program.

International Student Requirements

Because you must be a licensed EMT-B or paramedic to enroll in this program, it is not available for international students.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

This program requires professional licensing as a paramedic in addition to meeting academic requirements.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin es in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before es begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.

If you need EMT-B or paramedic training, you should plan to start emergency medical services in the fall semester, because the basic series of foundation courses required for licensing starts in the fall and continues sequentially through the spring.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Our paramedic program is accredited through UC Blue Ash College by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

Quick Facts

Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Emergency Medical Services

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu