The Institute of Public Services & Safety at COTC offers a one year OBR approved paramedic certificate program for students interested in becoming certified paramedics. After completing the certificate, the student will be eligible to apply to take The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic exam. Classes are offered on COTC’s Knox and Pataskala campuses.
The Institute for Public Safety at COTC offers an Associate of Applied Science in EMS Technology that is composed of the EMT and paramedic certificates as well as selected general education classes. The AAS is a two-year program and the best choice for students seeking a professional career in EMS with the ability for promotion and advancement.