Paramedic monitoring an elderly woman in an ambulance

Paramedic

A.A.S. / Certificate

Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree

63

Expected Hours for Certificate

43

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to do the following:

  1. Perform a comprehensive patient assessment
  2. Deliver medications according to protocols
  3. Deliver life-saving interventions according to protocols
  4. Manage patient care while providing safe transportation to appropriate medical facilities
  5. Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences which could include: patients families/friends or other public safety and medical professionals
  6. Apply knowledge acquired from the program's general education requirements in a variety of non-clinical roles such as management, education, etc…

 Paramedic Goal
 
“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/orEmergency Medical Responder levels.”

Cleveland State Community College 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
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
www.coaemsp.org

 

What is Paramedic, A.A.S. ?

The Paramedic A.A.S. degree prepares AEMTs to use critical thinking skills to provide medical treatment for patients with illness or injury-related disease. The Paramedic provides medical care for patients, performing skills in a variety of settings including pre-hospital, emergency departments, critical care units and cardiac catheter labs.

Paramedic Outcomes

Program Type: Certificate and/or Associate of Applied Science Degree

National Registry Pass Rate: 76.9%
       First attempt pass: 61.5%
       First 3 attempt pass: 76.9%
       Overall attempt pass: 92.3%
Attrition: 17.6%
Retention: 82.4%
Job Placement: 85.7%

What can I do with this degree?

There are many employment opportunities within the EMS field, including fire departments, police departments, hospitals, and ambulance services (both public and private). Some EMTs find work in the corporate or industrial world (like on an offshore oil platform) and others supplement their full-time employment by offering their services as an independent contractor for things like sporting events or film shoots.

A few of the many EMS-related career opportunities include

  • Ambulance EMT or Paramedic
  • Firefighter
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) Medic
  • Ski Patrol Medic
  • Critical Care or Flight Paramedic
  • EMS Instructor

Accreditation Information

Cleveland State Community College 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
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
www.coaemsp.org

 

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

EMSP 1311*

Paramedic Clinical I

3

EMSP 1401*

Paramedic skills Lab I

4

EMSP 1801*

Fundamentals of Paramedic I

8

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3


Fall Milestones

  • Complete any learning support required in order to register for EMSP 1311, EMSP 1401 and EMSP 1801
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

EMSP 2402*

Paramedic Skill Lab II

4

EMSP 2412*

Paramedic Clinical II

4

EMSP 2802*

Fundamentals of Paramedic II

8


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of for EMSP 1311, EMSP 1401 and EMSP 1801 is required to progress to for EMSP 2402, EMSP 2412 and EMSP 2802. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is prior to December 1st.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Summer registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

EMSP 2303*

Paramedic Practicum

3

EMSP 2403*

Paramedic Capstone

4

EMSP 2513*

Paramedic Field Internship

5

BIOL

2010

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of EMSP 2402, EMSP 2412 and EMSP 2802 is required to progress to for EMSP 2303, EMSP 2403 and EMSP 2513. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • CONGRATULATIONS-Upon completion of EMSP 2303, 2403, and 2513, you now have a Paramedic Technical Certificate!
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

BIOL

2020

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

ART 1035

or

MUS 1030

or

PHIL 1040

Introduction to Art 

or

Introduction to Music 

or

Introduction to Ethics

3

PSYC 1030

Introduction to Psychology

3


Fall Milestones

  • Complete program test and exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

What is Paramedic Certificate?

Paramedic training is delivered through a combination of classroom instruction (didactic and psychomotor skills) and a blend of clinical/field experience. Upon successful completion of the Paramedic Certificate courses, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry's written and practical examinations.  Upon successful completion of those examinations and other licensure requirements, the student will be eligible for the State of Tennessee Paramedic license. The Paramedic renders basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illnesses and continues this treatment while transporting these patients to the hospital.

How do I apply for this program of study?

To be eligible for admission, an applicant shall be currently licensed as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Tennessee. The applicant having successfully completed an AEMT license exam more than one year prior to the start of Paramedic classes must successfully complete an AEMT assessment written examination approved by the Board. An applicant shall be interviewed and evaluated. Progression requires an average if 77 to pass each semester and to sit for the board approved license written and practical examination.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule

Fall Semester Courses

EMSP 1311

Paramedic Clinical I 3
EMSP 1401 Paramedic Skills Lab I 4
EMSP 1801 Fundamentals of Paramedic I 8

Fall Semester Milestones

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Spring Semester Courses

EMSP 2402 Paramedic Skills Lab II 4
EMSP 2412 Paramedic Clinical II 4
EMSP 2802 Fundamentals of Paramedic II 8

Spring Semester Milestones




 

Summer Semester Courses

EMSP 2303 Paramedic Practicum 3
EMSP 2403 Paramedic Capstone 4
EMSP 2513  Paramedic Field Internship 5

Summer Semester Milestones

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