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Paramedic

This 1060 hour course is designed to train individuals to provide advanced emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting.

At a Glance

Learning Outcomes
  • Establish a therapeutic and culturally appropriate patient relationship using professional communication.
  • Select and administer the appropriate drug for an identified emergent condition according to local and national protocol and evaluate the patients response to the therapy.
  • Demonstrate Advanced life support skills designed to preserve life, and proficiency in use of Advanced Life Support Equipment.
  • Explain basic human anatomy, physiology, pathology & pharmacology related to human development and how it is relevant to providing emergency medical care.
  • Communicate both orally and written with healthcare professionals in a manner set by the medical community.
  • Identify potential scene safety threats, and when necessary, intervene using fundamental crisis intervention techniques.
  • Display professional behaviors complimentary to the profession through sound ethical decision-making.
  • Use critical thinking skills to confidently and effectively manage emergency situations.

Estimated Salary

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website:

  • The national median annual pay in 2012 was $31,020.00; or hourly rate of $14.91
  • Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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The course is divided between 600 hours didactic, which includes time for classroom, lab, written and practical skills examinations and review. 300 hours field internship with an EMS agency and 100 hours clinical education at a hospital. Coursework provides students with basic essential knowledge and skills required to work as an EMT Paramedic.

Admission Requirements

Pre-Requisites:

  • Successful completion of EMT-Basic Certification
  • Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalency
  • Successful completion of an entrance exam assessing basic reading comprehension and English language writing skills on a post-secondary level
  • Demonstration of mathematical skills at a minimum at the post-secondary grade level

Co/Pre-Requisites:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
    • BIO 163
    • BIO 165 & 166
    • BIO 168 & 169

Accreditation

The Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Program for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Program goals and objectives for our program are as follows, “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.”

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775
Telephone: 727.210.2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
p 214.703.8445 | f 214.703.8992
www.coaemsp.org

CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited programs are required to meet outcome benchmarks each year. Outcomes include North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services, Paramedic 3rd attempt test taker data.

2022 EMS Graduates

  • Number of Graduates: 22
  • NCOEMS Pass Rates: 100%
  • Retention Rate: 75.9%
  • Employment Data: 100%

2021 EMS Graduates

  • Number of Graduates: 27
  • NCOEMS Pass Rates: 100%
  • Retention Rate: 88%
  • Employment Data: 100%

2020 EMS Graduates

  • Number of Graduates: 29
  • NCOEMS Pass Rates: 96.7%
  • Retention Rate: 83.3%
  • Employment Data: 100%

Cost

  • Tuition
    • $181 for Anatomy and Physiology
    • $181 Didactic (600 hours)
    • $181 Clinical (500 hours)
  • Text book bundle (EMTP Text, EMTP Workbook, Pharmacology) approx. $323.75
  • 2 golf type embroidered shirts for clinical with the CCC&TI emblem $38.00/each
  • 1 EMS Job Shirt $48.00
  • Printed protocols from State $15.00
  • 2 pairs of Black BDU uniform pants approx. $54.00
  • 1 black belt $15.00
  • 1 pair of black boots $85-$150.00
  • 1 pair of EMT shears $12.00
  • 1 Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope $94.00
  • 1 pair of protective eye wear $12.00
  • 1 CCCTI name tag $2.50
  • 4 Certification cards $31.00
  • Malpractice/Accident insurance $16.00
  • FISDAP Skills Registration-$55.00

*Costs are subject to change.

Educational Pathways:

PathwayEMT

Courses currently on the schedule:

Course/SectionTitleMeeting InformationInstructorAvailability / Capacity
EMS-7601A-850Paramedic Initial06/11/2024-06/19/2025 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 06:00PM – 10:00PM, W250, Room 106Harmon20/20