Paramedics are health care professionals providing the highest level of care available outside of a hospital. Paramedics work under the supervision of a physician through written protocols or online guidance to extend advanced life support care to the sick and injured.
Paramedics are trained in all aspects of pre-hospital emergency care. During a medical transport, the paramedic is responsible for the safety and well-being of the patient. Paramedics may work on ambulances, in industrial settings, and on aeromedical transport teams. In addition to the skills possessed by EMTs, paramedics also:
- Start intravenous lines
- Administer a wide variety of medications
- Insert advanced airway devices
- Read electrocardiograms
- Use manual defibrillators and cardiac pacemakers
- Other advanced skills delegated by the medical control physician
- Student must take/show proof of passing a college level survey A & P course or a full year A & P course.
Classes for our Spring 2017 semester begin on Jan. 11, 2017. For more information, or to sign up, please see below.
Our paramedic classes are held two days-a-week, for 11 months, on alternating shifts (Monday & Tuesday/Wednesday & Thursday), from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. These classes follow a 12-hour work schedule, which allows you to work full-time while attending class.
Basic Course Composition:
Classroom and skills instruction, including practice: 640 hours
Ambulance clinical time: 21 days (12-hour shifts)
Hospital clinical time: 21 days (12-hour shifts)
Follow the links below to learn more about our EMT application process:
Steps to Applying