Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long will it take me to complete this program?
A. The program is designed to be completed in 4 semesters. The percent of graduates that finish in this
Q. What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
A. The job placement rate for students who complete the program is by year:
Q. What is the success rate of graduates that complete the NREMT exam?
A. Success rates from the National Certifying exam for eligible graduates are based as follows:
2013-2014 Course Graduates-
Cohort: Mercer County Campus 33%
Cohort: Nicholas County Campus 60%
Cohort: Greenbrier County Campus 100%
Cohort: Raleigh County Campus-JC Course 60%
Q. Are the EMS Education programs accredited by a national accrediting body?
A. Yes, the EMS Education program at New River Community and Technical College is accredited by the
Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Professions by recommendation of the
Committee on Accreditation of EMS Education Programs.
Graduation Completion Rates:
|Graduate Year||Cohort||Number of Students completing course *||Number of Students successful and moved on to written exam||Number of Students pursing certification **||Number of Graduates that passed NREMT on 1st attempt||Number of Graduates that passed NREMT on further attempts||Number of Graduates that are NREMT Paramedics||Number of Graduates employed in the Emergency Medical Services Field|
|2015||Mercer County Campus||5||5||5||2||N/A||44%||100%|
|2015||Nicholas County Campus||6||6||5||2||N/A||40%||100%|
|2015||Greenbrier Valley County Campus||7||7||7||6||1||100%||100%|
|2016||Nicholas County Campus||3||3||1||1||N/A||100%||100%|
|2016||Greenbrier Valley County Campus||6||6||5||3||N/A||60%||100%|
|2016||Raleigh County Campus||3||3||2||1||N/A||50%||100%|
Definition for Graduate Completion Rates Chart
* “# of students completing course” – These individuals met the financial obligations to the school AND the curricula requirements.
** “# of students actively pursuing certification” – These individuals attempted the examination up to 3 times, made an attempt within 2 months of the skill examination date, or since webpage update.