Paramedic Studies

 

Overview

The Associate in Science Degree in Paramedic Studies is designed as an extension to the Paramedic Certificate program. Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume management-level careers in pre-hospital health administration. They will have learned the skills necessary to plan, implement and manage pre-hospital care.

Career opportunities available for graduates of this program include employment as supervisors or managers of emergency medical services and as educational coordinators.

Students requesting that CCC accept credits from other colleges for science courses are advised that a time limitation may apply.

Goal

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.

Accreditation

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

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 (16 Credits)
CREDITS
† PMD* 116 Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care I 2
† PMD* 111 PMD-Paramedic I 8
† MAT* 137 Intermediate Algebra 3
† ENG* 101 Composition 3
SECOND SEMESTER (16 Credits)
CREDITS
† PMD* 112 PMD-Paramedic II 8
† PMD* 117 Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care II 2
† ENG* 102 Composition and Literature 3
___ ___ Humanities Elective  3
SUMMER SEMESTER (10 CREDITS)
CREDITS
† PMD* 115 PMD-Paramedic III 7
PSY* 111 General Psychology I 3
THIRD SEMESTER (14 Credits)
CREDITS
BMG* 202 Principles of Management 3
† BIO* 235
CHE 111
Microbiology OR
Concepts of Chemistry
4
PMD* 211 PMD-Paramedic IV  7
FOURTH SEMESTER (12 Credits)
CREDITS
BMG* 220 Human Resources Management 3
† BBG* 210 Business Communication 3
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology 3
___ ___ Humanities Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS
 68
The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met

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 2017 2016 2015 Three year total from 2015 to 2017
Retention 68.7% 73.3% 63.0% 68.1%
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 2017 2016 2015 Three year average from 2015 to 2017
Cognitive exam 98.66% 93.8% 100% 97.49%
Psychomotor exam 100% 100% 100% 100%
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 2017 2016 2015 Three year average from 2015 to 2017
Positive Placement 89.33% 45.2% 96.4% 76.98%

CONTACTS
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Daniel Tauber, M.Ed, CCEMTP, NRP, NCEE, EMS-I
Department Chair, Health Careers and Public Safety Professor and Program Director, Paramedic Program
Room 1009
dtauber@capitalcc.edu
(860) 906-5153

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