Ambulance Responding to Call on Street

Ambulance Responding to Call on Street

Our Paramedic Staff

Rochelle Horn

Coordinator – 

Chris Wahoski,

Primary Instructor – Devin Callarman, CCEMT-P, FTO, AAS;

Medical Director – Dr. Amanda Detar, D.O

Picture of Dr. Detar

Course Description

The paramedic program covers all emergency medical concepts and techniques currently considered to be within the responsibilities of the paramedic (EMT-P) providing emergency care in a pre-hospital setting as set forth by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services of the State of Missouri. PLTC 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 (CoAEMSP).

Overview of Paramedic Program

The Paramedic Education Program runs approximately twelve months in duration, consisting of a didactic (classroom and lab) phase, a clinical phase, and a field internship. Students are provided with a challenging, comprehensive education with true field and hospital experience. Students will complete a total of 1,250 “clock hours” for all three phases.



Injury Prevention – Medical/Legal issues, Ethics


Vascular Access/Medication Administration

Human Development

Patient Communication & Documentation

Airway Management and Ventilation

Patient History/Physical Exam/Patient Assessment

Critical Thinking & Decision Making

Trauma Systems/Mechanism Injury

Bleeding & Shock




Cardiac Rhythm ID

Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Geriatrics



  • Attend admission workshop

  • Be 18 years of age

  • Have High school diploma or equivalent

  • Licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician with experience

Personal and Physical Skills

Personal skills include sincere interest in people, ability to make judgments and decisions, work under stress, oral and written communications, meeting strict standards, and deal with people.

Physical activities include lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling, standing for long periods, reaching, using hands, talking, hearing, seeing clearly up close and walking.

Related Occupations

There are some opportunities for advancement for those paramedics who want to continue working as medical professionals, but in some other capacity in the industry. Their training and experience qualify them to work as instructors, dispatchers, supervisors, operations managers, administrative directors, or executive directors of emergency services.

Salary Range

The average salary for entry-level Paramedic is $30,000 (15.63 per hour) to an average of $50,000 ($26.04 per hour) for experienced workers.

Description of Profession

The paramedic provides advanced pre-hospital emergency medical care under medical command authority to acutely ill or injured patients and/or transports patients by ambulance or other emergency vehicle. The paramedic assumes the role of the leader of patient care, and must manage not only the patient, but the scene at which care is taking place. The paramedic might perform other medical services under medical direction outside the hospital environment. The paramedic should be able to:

Demonstrate an awareness of abilities and limitations.
Have the ability to relate to people.
Have the capacity to make rational patient care decisions under stress.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Class of 2018- 2019

  • NREMT/State Written Exam: 66.7%

  • Retention: 60%

  • Positive (Job) Placement: 100%

Class of 2019 -2020

  • No graduates during the 2019 reporting year due to not having enough enrollment to hold a class.

  • No graduates during the 2020 reporting year.

Class of 2020-2021

  • Data not yet finalized for this school year.

  • No graduates during the 2020 reporting year.

Class of 2021-2022

  • Class is still in session.