Paramedic Certificate

Program Description:
The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-Paramedic) is a specialist in the pre-hospital care of the sick and injured. This person bridges the gap between the emergency room physician and the critical patient in the out-of-hospital setting. Paramedics provide emergency medical treatment and stabilization, rescue of persons entrapped in life-threatening situations, transportation of critical patients to specialized treatment facilities, support and assistance to fire and law enforcement agencies, and public education and safety training to target populations.
The student completing the One-Year Certificate Program in Paramedic Science will have completed an intense 12-month long program of 49 credit hours. This program is designed for individuals involved in both career and volunteer aspects of the Emergency Medical Services realm. The program consists of classroom lectures, practical labs and approximately 400 hours of clinical internships, as well as EMS courses specifically designed for EMS professionals. Students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic Examination after the successful completion of the Paramedic Science Program only if the student has maintained a letter grade of “C” or higher in all Paramedic Science courses and earned credit “CR” for all Paramedic Clinical courses. Students must have earned a letter grade of “C” or better in all PAR courses and a “CR” in clinical courses to be eligible for registration in the following semester PAR courses.

(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
BIOL 258 Principles of Anatomy * Physiology 4
PAR 130 Intro to EMS 3
PAR 210 Patient Assessment & Airway 2
PAR 211 Principles of Trauma Management 2
PAR 212 Pre-Hospital Pharmacology 2
PAR 241 Advance Paramedic Skills Lab I 3
PAR 251 Paramedic Clinical I 3
PAR 220 Cardiovascular Emergencies 4
PAR 221 OB/GYN/Neonatal/Pediatric 2
PAR 230 Pre-Hospital Considerations 2
PAR 231 Medical Emergencies 4
PAR 242 Advanced Paramedic Skills II 3
PAR 252 Paramedic Clinical II 3
IT Elective (100-level or above) 3
PAR 125 Rescue Operations 3
PAR 243 Advanced Paramedic Skills Lab III 3
PAR 253 Paramedic Clinical III 3

1.  Students must be EMT-B certified and maintain EMT-B certification as prerequisite for admission to and continuation in the program.  See program advisor for information on application to the Paramedic Science Certificate Program.
2.  Students move through paramedic coursework in sequence, beginning with the first semester (fall) coursework.
3.  Students must receive a letter grade of “C” or higher in “PAR” courses to be eligible to graduate from the program.
4.  Clinical Grades will be given on a Credit/Non-Credit basis.  Students must earn a credit grade in all “PAR” clinical courses to be eligible to graduate from the program.
5. Students who at any time during the program earn a letter grade below “C” in “PAR” courses, or receive a non-credit in “PAR” clinical courses will be dismissed from the program.
6. Students who are dismissed from the program may reapply the next time the program begins.

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