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Under the supervision of a doctor, EMTs and paramedics manage medical emergencies outside of a hospital. EMTs are classified as either first responders, basic, intermediate or paramedics, depending on their level of training and experience.
Kent State University at Trumbull offers an associate degree completion program for students who have completed a state-certified paramedic training program and hold a current paramedic certificate. Students interested in this program should apply to the Trumbull Campus and must meet with an advisor to be admitted to this program. Upon completion of this program, students will be granted 30 credit hours on the basis of their paramedic certification training. In addition, they must successfully complete a minimum of 34-35 hours of courses selected in accordance with the following curriculum.