The Paramedic Certificate Program is designed for students to acquire the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective 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.


The goal of the program is 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.


Capital Community College’s paramedic program holds national accreditation through CoAEMSP.

The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professional.
8301 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111-312CoAEMSP Logo
Rowlett, TX  75088


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

For more information contact:
Marian Beland
Phone: (860) 906-5210
Room 1008

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

† PMD* 116 Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care I 2
† PMD* 111 PMD-Paramedic I 8
† PMD* 112 PMD-Paramedic II 8
† PMD* 117 Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care II 2
† PMD* 115 PMD-Paramedic III 7
PMD* 211 PMD-Paramedic IV 7
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.


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 ( 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

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992

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:


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 2018 2017 2016 Three Year Average
Retention 73.5% 68.7% 73.3% 71.83%

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 2018 2017 2016 Three Year Average
Cognitive exam 97% 100% 93.8% 96%
Psychomotor exam 97% 100% 100% 99%

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 2018 2017 2016 Three Year Average
Positive Placement 100% 100% 88% 96%
Daniel Tauber, M.Ed, CCEMTP, NRP, NCEE, EMS-I
Professor, Program Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services
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Fall 2018 Paramedic Information Packet