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Paramedic

The paramedic student must first have completed the EMT-Basic program and currently be licensed.  Additionally the student should be proficient in all aspects of Basic Life Support.  During the Paramedic program Basic Life Support will be reviewed and expanded upon and incorporated into the paramedic curriculum. In addition to Basic Life Support skills Paramedic students are also trained in:
  •   Airway and Breathing

         Perform endotracheal intubation
         Perform percutaneous cricothyrotomy
         Decompress the pleural space
         Perform gastric decompression

  •   Pharmacological Interventions

         Insert an interosseous cannula
         Enteral and parenteral administration of approved prescription medications
         Access indwelling catheters and implanted central IV ports for fluid and medication administration
         Administer medications by IV infusion
         Maintain an infusion of blood or blood products

In addition the student will also take Anatomy and Physiology and will also be enrolled in the Math for Healthcare Workers course upon being accepted into the program. Learn basic and 12 lead EKG interpretation and will have completed Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program,  Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support programs.

Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for Paramedic.

The Paramedic program begins in August and will last approximately 46 weeks with classes meeting on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00-5:00 pm.  Clinical hours will vary slightly for each student however a Minimum of 536 hours will be spent in the classroom and lab, with an additional minimum of 648 hours spent in the clinical environment.

Admission Requirements:

Completed application, proof of GED or high school diploma, current EMT-B license, two professional reference letters, and successful completion of the entry exam and submission of copies of any EMS related certificates. Students will then be scheduled for an oral interview prior to acceptance into the program. Accepted students will be enrolled in A&P and Math for Healthcare Workers.

Applications for the Paramedic program will be accepted until June 12, 2021

Becoming A Nationally Registered Paramedic!

If you are interested in becoming a Paramedic you must be 18 years old and currently be an EMT Basic. After you have met those requirements follow the following steps. 

  • Must be a registered EMT
  • Pre-requisite courses:  Anatomy and Physiology & Math for Medics
  • Submit a health physical and current immunization records
  • Schedule a TEAS exam with our assessment office and obtain required score of 60% 
  • Submit two professional letters of recommendation and a one page hand written essay explaining why you want to be a Paramedic.
  • Submit completed Post-Secondary Health Related Program application, and make copies of any certifications and licenses that you have and submit them for review.
  • Interview with the Program Director and Advisory Committee Members. After completing the interview you will be notified of your acceptance into the program within one week.

Financial Aid is Available!