Paramedic (NRP)

Accreditation Information

The ACADemy Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763


The Paramedic (NRP) program is designed for the student who desires education with a career goal as a paramedic. A certificate of completion will be offered upon completion of the curriculum and successful passing of the National Registry Exam. The certificate of achievement from the ACADemy will be awarded after the student has completed all program and certificate requirements.

The EMTP curriculum meets all requirements as outlined in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.

Time Commitment

The program is 1,200+ hours in length and based on specific objectives. The didactic/classroom phase includes 600+ hours of instruction. Activities include lectures, skills lab sessions, demonstrations and simulations. The second phase is completed in the hospital environment where the student is provided the opportunity to apply the cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills gained in the classroom setting. The student is under direct supervision of a physician or registered nurse and will participate in direct patient care. The student must complete at least 250+ hours of clinical/hospital experience. The third and final component of the paramedic program is the field rotation phase. The student will complete 250+ hours and apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom and hospital under the direct supervision of a preceptor that is currently functioning in the role of a paramedic.

Program Outcomes:

Paramedic Students practicing skills in one of four fully stocked breakout rooms!


Are you ready to take the next step in your EMS career?  

Adair County Ambulance District – the ACADemy is proud to announce the 

2023-24 Paramedic Program  

Start Date: May 2023 

Registration Closes: January 13th, 2023 

12-Month Program 

Cost: $7200.00 includes all associated cost

At this time, classes are scheduled for Thursdays 

Contact Darrell Crooks, Chief Training Officer

for further information by emailing

This Program is open to those wishing to move to the next step in their career in becoming a National Registered Paramedic. The class will be held on the Adair County Ambulance District / The ACADemy campus at 606 W. Potter in Kirksville, MO. 

Students must take Anatomy w/ Lab and Physiology w/ Lab. The Program recommends students take this with Moberly Area Community College online. Anatomy is a prerequisite for Physiology, so students will have to take these courses as an 8-Week block to complete in one semester. Open enrollment for these courses begins November 7th and ends December 19th. These courses are built into the cost of tuition. If the student fails one or both classes, it will be the student’s responsibility to retake the course at the student’s additional personal cost. Students may take these courses elsewhere, should they choose, however the program recommends they take them at MACC.  

Students who have taken A&P with Lab within the last 5 years may submit their official transcripts for credit. Students who have taken A&P without lab within the last 3 years may submit their official transcripts for credit. 


High School Diploma/GED 

Valid EMT License 

Up-To-Date Immunizations w/ Records 

Drug Screening and Background Check 

Course curriculum will consist of:

1. Nancy Caroline Emergency Care in the Streets 8th Edition with additional digital access through JB Learning

2. FISDAP testing and record tracking

3. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

4. Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

4. Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)

5. Geriatric Emergency Medical Support (GEMS)

6. Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

7. Brady Basic Arrhythmias with 12 leads

Additional Benefits:

Office 365 – student version

Professional Insurance

Uniform Shirts

Clinical experiences

Access to state-of-the-art high-fidelity manikins

Certifications in several NAEMT courses

Instructor Certifications available

Day One Dinner and Meet and Greet. The goal is to create open dialogues with the Paramedic Student and their Spouse/Significant Other on course expectations and provide opportunity to discuss concerns. Presentations on the following:

  • Former Student/Spouse presentation of difficulties/frustrations in family life going through Paramedic class.
  • Mental Health Discussions
  • Presentation by “The ACADemy” of requirements
  • Implementation of Spouse/Significant Other support group – We do understand this course is a big commitment that not only involves the student but also the family and loved ones that support the student at home; we want to help meet their needs as well.

Please contact us for information on payment plans and possible other financial assistance that may be available if the student qualifies.

COVID Vaccination Notice–Adair County Ambulance / The ACADemy does not currently require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19. However, success in this program is largely dependent on Clinical and Field Rotations. Some field and clinical sites require attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 to be on campus. Should a student choose not to receive the COVID vaccine, they may be limited in site opportunities which may hinder the ability to complete the field competencies required for graduation. Be advised, COVID vaccination requirements are subject to change for the ACADemy and clinical sites.