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Traditional and Online Paramedic Courses are available ------>  (apply today)



The Paramedic Program is designed for currently licensed Emergency Medical Technician’s (EMT) or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician’s (AEMT) interested in becoming a Paramedic. Students who successfully complete our Paramedic program are eligible to take the National Registry examination, a process required for Oklahoma State licensure.

A Title IV (student financial assistance) eligible program. Visit the FAFSA website and complete an application to begin the process, then contact Donna Barton at (405) 273-7493 ext. 2212 to see if you qualify.


Program Mission

To continually produce entry-level EMS professionals who can successfully discharge their duties as an independent part of the healthcare community; thus making a difference in many lives.


Program Minimum Expectations

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.


Advanced Placement

Gordon Cooper Technology Center does not offer advanced placement for the Paramedic program, however some of our partner colleges may offer some advanced placement options for those students wishing to obtain a degree utilizing their paramedic education. 



Gordon Cooper Technology Center does recognize coursework completed at other COAEMSP accredited institutions and allows students in “good standing” with the transferring institution to transfer into our program. Transfers will be handled on a case by case basis to determine the most appropriate program entry point. In the event that a suitable entry point cannot be determined, the student will be required to start at the beginning of the program.


Technical Standards

A student in the EMS programs must have abilities, attributes and skills in five major areas: observation, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioral and social. Technological competencies and reasonable accommodations can be made for some handicaps in certain areas, but a candidate must be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. For more information about our program's technical standards visit GCTC's Paramedic Technical Standards.



All of Gordon Cooper’s EMS programs follow the most current version of the National EMS Education Standards and is approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, EMS Division for all levels of EMS education offered. The EMS programs are of varying length and combine classroom and lab instruction with clinical and field experience. Students are instructed and evaluated in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (hands on), and affective (behavioral) domains of learning.  


Program Goals

Gordon Cooper’s Paramedic Program strives to meet the following goals:

       ~  Three (3) year average pass rate of 85% on the National Registry of EMT written exam 
                ~  Per class first time pass rate of 80%;
        ~  Three (3) year average pass rate of 90% on the National Registry of EMT skills exam
                ~  Per class first time rate of 85%;
        ~  Three (3) year average retention rate of 80% or higher;
        ~  Job placement rate of 90%;
        ~  Positive responses on 90% of the annual CoAEMSP student resource survey;
        ~  Positive responses on 80% of the annual CoAEMSP employer resource survey;
        ~  First time pass rate of 70% on course final written exam;and
        ~  First time pass rate of 90% on course final skills exam.


Current Program Outcomes
GCTC's Paramedic program NREMT testing outcomes
2017 2015-2017
Current Course Pass Rates  3 year average NREMT pass rate:
 Written Skills Written Skills
 100%  100%    94% 98%
Retention Rate   3 year average student retention rate
92% 93%


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Tuition: Total Cost $4900.00      (Includes: Tuition, Books, Supplies, Uniform Shirt, Software Fees, Clinical Fees, Tablet PC, ACLS/PALS Certification and Insurance.)

Course Length: 688 Classroom hrs. 508 Clinical hrs. = 1196 total hrs.

A new daytime 13 month class starts every August or join us in November if you already have college anatomy and physiology. 

This class meets 3 days a week (M,W & F) for eight (8) hours a day.

Class costs must be paid in full prior to the first day of classes unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Prerequisites: Must possess current National Registered Emergency Medical Technician or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification. Program approved Anatomy & Physiology (generally any college level A&P course is likely to qualify), Gordon Cooper offers approved A&P courses.

Prospective students must apply for program acceptance.

For more information, see the downloadable application(s) below. For other short term health related course offerings visit GCTC's course offerings website.


Our Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs and graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs exam for the paramedic level.


To Contact CAAHEP

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

To Contact COAEMSP

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088 
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992



For more information contact Rusty Gilpin (405) 273-7493 x2236

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