Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic)

 

Overview

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Paramedic Certificate Program is designed for students to acquire knowledge and skills in order to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care to those individuals needing advanced life support (ALS). Graduates of the program are skilled in advanced life support necessary to meet the needs of those agencies or institutions providing  emergency medical services to the community.

Graduates will have the opportunity to take advantage of the educational career ladder option in higher education. Classroom, simulated laboratory and clinical experiences in the EMT-P program include content and practice skills related to the emergency medical care of pre-hospital patients.

Included in the curriculum are certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). Upon successful completion the graduate will be qualified to take the National Registry Exam for state license. Additional fees are required for exam and state licensure.

Admission

In order to be admitted into the Paramedic classes, applicants must submit:

  • Current State EMT Certification
  • Current CPR certification
  • Two written recommendations from two health professionals
  • Validation of 50-75 patient care calls as an EMT
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalency
  • Completion of CCC EMT examination with a minimum score of 80
  • Completion of CCC placement tests
  • Final acceptance contingent upon documentation of immunization and health verification

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Paramedic program, the graduate will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate theoretical information relevant to his/her role of a patient care provider in the field of out-of-hospital emergency care as a Paramedic. The graduate will:

  1. Provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services system
  2. Integrate the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced level patient care and transportation
  3. Function as a member of the comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight
  4. Perform patient care interventions including invasive and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies

 

Course of Study

FIRST SEMESTER (10 Credits)
CREDITS
† EMT* 116 Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care I 2
† EMT* 111 EMT-Paramedic I 8
SECOND SEMESTER (10 Credits)
† EMT* 112 EMT-Paramedic II 8
† EMT* 117 Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care II 2
THIRD SEMESTER (7 Credits)
† EMT* 115 EMT-Paramedic III 7
FOURTH SEMESTER (7 Credits)
EMT* 211 EMT-Paramedic IV 7
TOTAL CREDITS
34
The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met
The EMT-Paramedic Certificate Program holds national accreditation through CoAEMSP, the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Profession, Bedford, Texas.

Program Effectiveness Data

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions

The Capital Community College 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). In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined CoAEMSP.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

CAAHEP - Committees on Accreditation of Allied Health Education ProgramsProgram effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to the CoAEMSP are noted below. Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Coordinator at (860)906-5153. The program’s 2015 annual report reflected the following:

Retention

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The annual report tracks this for the past three years. The retention rates were

Year 2016 2015 2014 Three year total from 2013 to 2016 Five year total from 2011 to 2016
Retention 73.3% 63.0% 50.0% 54.7% 57.0%
National Registry Examination Pass Rate

This is the number of students that pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification examination. This data is reported for the cognitive exam (written exam) and psychomotor exam (practical exam) and is also reported by year. The pass rates were

Year 2016 2015 2014 Three year total from 2013 to 2016 Five year total from 2011 to 2016
Cognitive exam 93.8% 100% 100% 98.8% 99.3%
Psychomotor exam 100% 100% 100% 100% 98.0%
Job Placement Rate

This is the number of students that gain employment in the profession as a paramedic within six months of graduation for the past three years. The data reported for positive placement were

Year 2016 2015 2014 Three year total from 2013 to 2016 Five year total from 2011 to 2016
Positive Placement 45.2% 96.4% 71.4% 80.2% 85.7%

CONTACT
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Daniel Tauber, M.Ed, CCEMTP, NRP, NCEE, EMS-I
Professor, Program Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Technology Administration and Paramedic
Room 1009
dtauber@capitalcc.edu
(860) 906-5153

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Debra McAuliffe Johnson
Health Careers Secretary
Room 1008
djohnson1@capitalcc.edu
(860) 906-5154