Application deadline approaches for Paramedic program at Three Rivers College

The Paramedic program at Three Rivers College, a hybrid of online curriculum and hands-on training, will be accepting applications through May 1.  Paramedics are licensed to provide more extensive prehospital care than EMTs, including giving medications orally and intravenously, interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs)—which monitor heart function—and using other monitors and complex equipment, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics ( Applicants to the Paramedic program must submit a copy of their current Missouri EMT-Basic license and their Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Card, as well as a letter of reference from an Ambulance Director, to be eligible for admission. Applicants must also complete a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance examination with a score of 50% or higher. Cunningham advises that all admission materials must be received by the May 1 deadline. Application forms for the Paramedic program can be found online by going to and clicking on “Applications.” Prospective students must also complete a free Three Rivers application if they have not already done so. For more information, contact Tami Cunningham at 573-840-9672. For those without an EMT license who want to enter a career in the emergency medical field, Three Rivers offers a certificate in Emergency Medical Services. For information on this program, call Cunningham at 573-840-9672. Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit

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