The Paramedic certificate program is designed for both students new to the field of Emergency Medicine and current emergency responders seeking to further their education. Successful completion of the program will prepare students as entry-level Paramedics eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic certification exam. Students will be educated on system structure and operations, therapeutic communications, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, assessment and treatment of medical illnesses and traumatic injuries as well as multi-system trauma, airway management, public health, special populations, and critical care.
The curriculum complies with the National Emergency Medical Service Education Standards and is designed to meet the standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
The goal of the Paramedic 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
The Paramedic Certificate track will have several stackable certificates that will include, Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification, and Prehospital Trauma Life Support certification.
- Introduce students to paramedicine and the healthcare system.
- Provide students with foundational knowledge expected of an entry level paramedic including the emergency medical services system, patient assessment, emergency care of the trauma and medical patient, special populations, and public health.
Students who complete the program will:
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate information expected of an entry level paramedic.
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically and thoroughly assess a patient utilizing various diagnostic tools and procedures.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate verbally and in writing and the ability to interact effectively and professionally with patients, family, clinical, and non-clinical persons in various settings.
- Demonstrate personal responsibility, professionalism, ethical judgement, and collaboration.