Paramedic (NRP)

Accreditation Information

The KATC/ACADemy Paramedic program is currently operating under a Letter of Review(LOR) from CoAEMSP/CAAHEP.

A Letter of Review is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation.

Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

Until such time as an announcement is made, KATC/ACADemy is fully qualified to educate and graduate students from our Paramedic programs


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 KATC/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 1,400+ 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 354 hours of clinical/hospital experience. The third and final component of the paramedic program is the field rotation phase. The student will complete 300 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.

All course work is offered as a partnership between The ACADemy, and the Kirksville Area Technical Center (KATC). The KATC is the accredited body, and all continuing education units are offered as a result of their accreditation.


Program Outcomes




National Registry First Time Pass



National Registry Overall Pass





Graduates who sought jobs or furthered education

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