Program Description:

The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.

The student completing an Associate in Applied Science Paramedic Degree will complete in addition to the Paramedic courses, general education courses that will better prepare the student to enter the workforce and progress to competitive job markets and management positions.

The Paramedic Science Associate Degree is an intense program designed for individuals involved in pursuing a career in the Emergency Medical Services field. The program consists of classroom lectures, practical labs and approximately 400 hours of clinical internships. Students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic Examination after successful completion of the Paramedic Science core courses, only if the student has maintained a letter grade of “C” or higher in all Paramedic Science courses and credit “CR” in all Paramedic Clinical courses.

Students approved for program admission in the academic year 2014-2015 will begin core coursework for the Paramedic Program (Associate of Applied Science) in the fall of 2014.


REQUIRED COURSES1,2,3,4,5 for the 2014-2015 Academic  Year
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
BIOL 258 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology6 4
ENL 111 Written Communication7 3
  Math Elective (100-level or above) 3
  Gen Ed Elective (100-level or above) 3
EME 109 Emergency Medical Technician 10
  Gen Ed Elective (100-level or above) 3
PAR 205 EMS Preparatory 3
PAR 210 Patient Assessment and Airway 3
PAR 211 Principles of Trauma Management 3
PAR 212 Pre-Hospital Pharmacology 3
PAR 251 Paramedic Clinical I 3
PAR 220 Cardiovascular Emergencies 6
PAR 230 Pre-Hospital Considerations 3
PAR 231 Medical Emergencies 4
PAR 252 Paramedic Clinical II 3
PAR 225 Rescue Operations 3
PAR 253 Paramedic Clinical III 3
PAR 290 Paramedic Capstone 3

1 Students move through paramedic coursework in sequence, beginning with the First Semester (Fall) coursework.
2 Students must receive a letter grade of “C” or higher in “PAR” courses to be eligible to graduate from the program.
3 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.
4 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.
5 Students who are dismissed from the program may reapply the next time to program begins.
6 Students who are EMT certified may begin coursework during the third semester of the A.A.S. Degree Program.  If a student has not completed BIOL 258 it must be taken during the Third Semester.
7 ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.

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