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Traditional Tuition:  $4515.00                                        Online Tuition: ^$5015.00

(Includes: *iPad, Tuition, Books, Supplies, Uniform Shirts, Software Fees, Clinical Fees, ACLS/PALS Certification and Student Liability Insurance.)

* iPad option is only available if you apply before September 1st, after September 1st the cost of the iPad be discounted from your tuition ($500). Additionally, you can opt out of an iPad and the iPad cost will be discounted from your tuition ($500)

​^additional (non-refundable) fees apply to the online course option

Course Length: 688 Classroom hrs. 508 Clinical hrs. = 1196 total hrs.

A new class starts every October. 

Traditional (on campus) class meets 3 days a week (M,W & F) for eight (8) hours a day (9am to 5pm).


Current National Registered Emergency Medical Technician or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification

Anatomy & Physiology (must meet program standards, not all A&P courses are approved) (We offer 8 & 16 week A&P courses)

Prospective students must apply for program acceptance.

(Class costs must be paid in full prior to the first day of classes unless other arrangements are made in advance)


“The Paramedic 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 (CoAEMSP).”

To Contact CAAHEP

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To Contact COAEMSP

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088 
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992

* Terms, conditions and pricing subject to change without notice.

Congratulations to the 2018 Online and Traditional Paramedic Classes for becoming members of the "One and Done!" club!
(Membership to the "One and Done!" club is given to a graduating class of paramedic students when ALL students pass the National Certification exam on the first attempt.)

~  Three (3) year average pass rate of 85% on the National Registry of EMT written exam 
               ~ Per class first time pass rate of 80%;
        ~ Three (3) year average pass rate of 90% on the National Registry of EMT skills exam
             ~  Per class first time rate of 85%;
       ~  Three (3) year average retention rate of 80% or higher;
       ~  Job placement rate of 90%;
       ~ Positive responses on 90% of the annual CoAEMSP student resource survey;
       ~ Positive responses on 80% of the annual CoAEMSP employer resource survey;
       ~ First time pass rate of 70% on course final written exam;and
       ~ First time pass rate of 90% on course final skills exam. 

Paramedic Program

Now Offering Traditional and Online Options!

​A new class begins every October

​(Application deadline is July 31st)

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Program Mission

To continually produce entry-level EMS professionals who can successfully discharge their duties as an independent part of the healthcare community; thus making a difference in many lives.

Program Minimum Expectations

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Advanced Placement

Gordon Cooper Technology Center does not offer advanced placement for the Paramedic program, however some of our partner colleges may offer some advanced placement options for those students wishing to obtain a degree utilizing their paramedic education. 


Gordon Cooper Technology Center does recognize coursework completed at other COAEMSP accredited institutions and allows students in “good standing” with the transferring institution to transfer into our program. Transfers will be handled on a case by case basis to determine the most appropriate program entry point. In the event that a suitable entry point cannot be determined, the student will be required to start at the beginning of the program. 

Technical Standards

A student in the EMS programs must have abilities, attributes and skills in five major areas: observation, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioral and social. Technological competencies and reasonable accommodations can be made for some handicaps in certain areas, but a candidate must be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. For more information about our program's technical standards view GCTC's Paramedic Technical Standards.


All of Gordon Cooper’s EMS programs follow the most current version of the National EMS Education Standards and is approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, EMS Division for all levels of EMS education offered. The EMS programs are of varying length and combine classroom and lab instruction with clinical and field experience. Students are instructed and evaluated in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (hands on), and affective (behavioral) domains of learning.

Click here to view the program's Gainful Employment Disclosures. 

Program Goals

Gordon Cooper’s Paramedic Program strives to meet the following goals:

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The Paramedic Course is designed for any licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) interested in becoming a Paramedic. Gordon Cooper's Paramedic program meets the National Registry of EMT's Psychomotor Competency Portfolio requirements and students who successfully complete our Paramedic program are eligible to take the National Registry's certification examination, a process required for state licensure. 

The 1,196 hour (1316 hours with A&P )Paramedic course includes patient assessment, advanced airway management, oxygen therapy, intravenous therapy, cardiology, pharmacology, and reinforces basic EMT skills (anatomy and physiology is a pre-requisite).  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Prehospital and Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) initial certification is included in the tuition fee.  A 508-hour clinical internship is also part of the course.


 Title IV (student financial assistance) eligible program (Traditional Option Only!). Visit the FAFSA website and complete an application to begin the process, then contact our finacial aid office at (405) 273-7493 ext. 2212 to see if you qualify. 

Apply ONLINE today! 

Application deadline is July 31st

Application period opens March 1st

Anatomy & Physiology (We have Online A&P courses that starts every January & August.... Options

8 & 16 week A&P courses available. Don't see a class listed? Call us..
BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR (Options)