Paramedic (EMT)

Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services

Paramedic (EMT) Overview

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) follows the 2009 EMS Education Standards published by the US Department of Transportation and involves 555 hours of classroom and lab instruction; an extensive structured 270 hour in-hospital clinical component with experienced preceptors at various medical centers and a field internship with a high performance urban EMS agency.

Students successfully completing this program will be eligible for certification testing by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

The Paramedic program provides general instruction in all human body systems and advanced life support management for a wide range of conditions. Components of this course include:

  • Introduction to Paramedic
  • Pharmacology
  • Airway Management and Ventilation
  • Advanced Patient Assessment
  • Medicine
  • Trauma
  • Special Populations
  • EMS Operations

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 the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

 

To contact CoAEMSP:
214-703-8445
www.coaemsp.org

As reported to the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions on the 2020 Annual Report

NREMT Pass Rate

Retention Rate

Positive Job Placement Rate

85.7%

100%

66.7%

EMT Training Possible Career Track

Licensure and Certification

Successful completion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Examination is required to obtain Paramedic Certification.

Affiliation or Employment with a licensed EMS Agency and approval of the Agency Operational Medical Director is required to practice as a Paramedic.

Upon completion, graduates with an associate’s degree in emergency medical services can typically seek in employment with:

  • Local and Federal Fire Departments
  • Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Industrial Corporations
  • Critical Care Transport Agencies
  • Air Medical Transport Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Government Agencies
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Public and Private EMS Agencies
  • Educational Institutions

EMT Training Outcomes

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services is designed 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.

The ECPI University Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is accredited by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services) upon the recommendation of Division of Accreditation, Certification and Education.

Virginia Office of EMS
1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
804-888-9100
www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services is designed to provide the entry-level Paramedic with knowledge and experience which are expected to enable the graduate to:

  • Exhibit behavior consistent with the standards of professional practice
  • Adhere to the standards of professional practice within the legal, ethical and regulatory framework
  • Utilize various methods of communication to effectively interact within the healthcare system
  • Provide culturally competent care to a multicultural society
  • Demonstrate technical competence in all skills required of practice
  • Provide evidence-based, clinically competent care utilizing critical thinking and decision-making in the pre-hospital setting
  • Utilize basic team leadership skills to ensure safety, coordinate care, delegate appropriately and solve problems to facilitate positive patient outcomes
  • Demonstrate the characteristics of self-direction and accountability, which contribute to lifelong learning, both personally and within the profession

EMT Training Curriculum

Program Requirements

Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.

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