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.
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.
After successful completion of the Paramedic Studies AS or Certificate program at Capital, graduates must take and pass the Cognitive Exam and the Psychomotor Exam from the National Registry of EMTs in order to become a licensed paramedic in Connecticut. This exam process is used by 40 states in the nation. Many of these states allow reciprocity between each other. Once both of these conditions are met, the student may apply (and pay) to obtain a license from the state within which they would like to practice.