ECC Paramedic Program Offers Distance Learning at ECC-Rolla


Starting in 2019, East Central College-Rolla will utilize interactive distance technology to better serve students in its paramedic technology program. 

Students also will have access to on-location lab assistants who will be based at the Rolla campus. 

 “Previously, we partnered with the Rolla Technical Center to provide the paramedic technology program to area students,” said Tom Fitts, associate professor of EMT and Emergency Medical Services. “We are now offering the program just through East Central College.” 

While students will need to complete some coursework at the Union location, using interactive distance technology will save time and be more convenient for students.

“We are also hoping to add additional clinical sites in the area,” said Fitts. “Our students will have more options closer to their home. Right now, students will only be on the Union campus an average of five times per semester.”

East Central College offers a program of study leading to an associate of applied science degree and certificate of achievement in paramedic technology. 

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. 

It also is accredited by the Missouri Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.