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Paramedic Certificate - Academic Plan


Total Credits = 45

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs. This program is offered two times per year, starting in January and August. Students have the option of attending full-time or part-time.

The Paramedic Program has four components: Lecture, Lab, Clinical and Field internships. This is approximately 1200 hours. The student must complete all coursework, lecture, lab, clinical and field internship, as well as pass all academic and practical components before sitting for the National Registry Examination.

Following are many of the topics covered: EMS systems, paramedic roles and responsibilities, injury and illness prevention, medical/legal issues, ethics, path physiology, pharmacology, medication administration, patient assessment, trauma management, respiratory system management, cardiovascular management, management of medical emergencies, pediatric management, management of obstetric and gynecologic emergencies, management of emotional crisis, assessment bases management and EMS operations.

All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to apply for graduation upon completion of the program.


  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Current EMT certification. IV completion, Basic ECG (HPR 1050), Anatomy and physiology (BIO 1004 minimum) Background screening and drug test, all immunizations listed on the web page.
  • Refer to 2023/2024 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.
  • The recommended course sequence assumes a fall start date. The program can be completed with a spring start date as well; please consult with program advisor for alternative course sequence.