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Paramedic CCC

Paramedic Overview (6450) Limited Access

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx

Program Description

This college credit certificate program is offered for the student who wishes to complete the core curriculum and be eligible for NREMT certification or certification by the State of Florida to practice as a paramedic. Paramedics are trained to provide advanced life support in medical and trauma related emergencies. The course content includes lecture, skills lab and hospital/fire rescue rotations as outlined in the core requirements of the Emergency Medical Services A.S. degree program.

Program Accreditation

The Paramedic Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation by the Committee on Accreditation for EMS Programs (CoAEMSP) 4101 W. Green Oaks Blvd. Suite 305-599 Arlington, Texas 76016, (817) 330-0080, and approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (Ch 401, FS, Ch. 64J-1, FAC). The training program follows the most current U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum [FS 401.2701(1)(a) 5a].

Admission Requirements

Special admission requirements are associated with this program. For details, call the program office at (561) 868-3355.

Completion Requirements

Courses must be completed with a score of 80 or better. Students must successfully complete BLS, ACLS, PHTLS, and PALS.

Program Length

This intensive three-semester program includes a clinical internship in area hospitals and on emergency response units where students care for patients in emergency settings. Day shift classes start in the Fall and in the Spring term; all night classes in the Summer term.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Matt Keeler, keelerm@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3355

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities are limited in this field, and graduates have a greater than 90 percent job placement rate.

Career Path Notes

Credits earned in the Paramedic program can be applied toward an A.S. degree in Emergency Medical Services. The student is encouraged to also complete Basic Firefighter training at Palm Beach State.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 42)

EMS2620CParamedic 1 (AS)

12 Credits

EMS2621CParamedic 2 (AS)

12 Credits

EMS2622CParamedic 3 (AS)

5 Credits

EMS2664Paramedic Clinical 1 (AS)

4 Credits

EMS2665Paramedic Clinical 2 (AS)

6 Credits

EMS2658Paramedic Clinical 3 (AS)

2 Credits

EMS2659Paramedic Field Internship (AS)

1 Credit

Total Credit Hours: 42

Course sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 16)

EMS2664Paramedic Clinical 1 (AS)

4 Credits

EMS2620CParamedic 1 (AS)

12 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 18)

EMS2621CParamedic 2 (AS)

12 Credits

EMS2665Paramedic Clinical 2 (AS)

6 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 8)

EMS2658Paramedic Clinical 3 (AS)

2 Credits

EMS2622CParamedic 3 (AS)

5 Credits

EMS2659Paramedic Field Internship (AS)

1 Credit

Total Credit Hours: 42