MTI Paramedic Program commended

(Bradenton, FL—March 17, 2014) The Manatee Technical Institute Paramedic program has passed the annual review for the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. In an email to the school dated March 17, 2014, the accrediting agency stated, “Program faculty are to be commended for their efforts. All outcomes thresholds were met.”

Each year, the MTI program must submit annual reports of program information and outcomes assessments. For 2013, CoAEMSP reviewed the three-year average of outcomes results for the Florida Paramedic licensure exam in 2010, 2011 and 2012. MTI’s Paramedic program had a pass-rate of 100 percent in 2010, 100 percent in 2011, and 95 percent in 2012.

The MTI Paramedic program earned CoAEMSP and Commission on Allied Health Education Programs accreditation in 2005. The program was re-accredited in 2013.

“Accreditation allows our graduates to take the National Registry exam, making them eligible to work as a paramedic anywhere in the United States,” said Jay Bush, EMS program director at MTI. “MTI’s Paramedic program is one of only 372 accredited programs in the US.”

The paramedic program currently has a completion rate of 96 percent and a placement rate of 90 percent.

Annually, MTI has an enrollment of about 40 in the Paramedic program and over 100 in the Emergency Medical Technician program. The Paramedic program is offered twice a year at the East Campus. The next start date for both classes is August 2014.

Manatee Technical Institute is accredited by the Council for Occupational Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The majority of its 53 programs prepare graduates for either licensure or an industry-specific national certification.

For more information on the EMT or Paramedic program, contact career counselor Mark Toler at 752-8100, ext. 2134, or


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