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
- Airway Management and Ventilation
- Advanced Patient Assessment
- 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
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