Emergency Medical Services

Sinclair EMS Institute

Ready to start a new and exciting career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic?

With this program, students acquire the skills to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics who provide out-of-hospital care to the critically ill and injured. EMT's and Paramedics must be capable of functioning with authority and good judgment in a variety of circumstances under difficult and stressful conditions, and must be caring persons with the desire to help others. In addition to the physical demands of the job, applicants may need to deal with challenging emotional, ethical, and or spiritual issues.

What do Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers do?

EMS providers will “size-up” the scene to determine that the scene is safe, the mechanism of injury or nature of illness, total number of patients and to request additional help if necessary. Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care. Based on assessment findings, EMS providers render emergency medical care to adult, infant and child, medical and trauma patients. Duties include but are not limited to, opening and maintaining an airway, ventilating patients, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators. Provide out-of-hospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system trauma such as controlling hemorrhage, treatment of shock, bandaging wounds, and immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed extremities. Patients will be found in all types of environments: homes, care facilities, traffic accidents, building collapse, fire scenes, etc.

Why major in Emergency Medical Services?

Upon the completion of the the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program and obtaining a state licensure, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic is typically employed with fire departments, private ambulance companies, hospitals, and within the industry.

Licensure also allows individuals to have higher earnings potential and responsibilities within the fire service or expand opportunities that exist in the allied health field. Persons working full time as Firefighter/Paramedic will increase wages significantly.

The Associate degree, though not required for immediate employment, will best serve the student who is looking to advance once hired.

This area of study might be for you if :
  • Like caring for others
  • Posess rapid problem solving abilities
  • Enjoy teamwork

Information:

 

Available Programs

For program specific information click on the program below:

Associate of Applied Science
Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree is designed to augment the skills of the practicing paramedic. Paramedics are challenged with a variety of courses to increase their skill sets in areas of EMS management and out-of-hospital critical care medicine. Students will gain experience from currently practicing paramedics, fire fighters and managers. This degree allows students to capitalize on their paramedic education, positioning themselves for advancement within the fire service. A grade of "C" or better is required in all technical-level courses. Interested students should contact the EMS offices at 937-512-5338 or contact an academic advisor.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Emergency Medical Services/Fire Science

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fire Science option is designed to augment the skills of the practicing paramedic. Paramedics are challenged with a variety of courses to increase their skill sets in fire technical areas. Students will gain experience from currently practicing paramedics, fire fighters and managers. This degree allows students to capitalize on their paramedic education, positioning themselves for advancement within the fire service. A grade of "C" or better is required in all technical-level courses. Interested students should contact the EMS offices at (937) 512-5338 or contact an academic adviser.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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One-year Technical Certificate
Paramedic

Paramedics are essential members of the health care team who provide time-sensitive care to patients. These individuals take the emergency department to people's homes, to highways and to other remote locations. Paramedics bring life-saving equipment and knowledge to bear in an effort to reduce patient’s suffering and to save lives. Students will use lecture, laboratory and real-world exposure to emergencies to learn the skills needed to care for the sick and injured in the out-of-hospital environment. The program is offered to provide students with variability and flexibility in scheduling. For more information, contact the EMS department at 937-512-5338 for an entrance application packet.

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Short-term Technical Certificate
Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responders (EMR's) are personnel, typically not found within the healthcare setting, who as part of their job have to care for the sick and injured before an ambulance arrives. These individuals are educated to stabilize patients using very limited amounts of medical equipment. Police officers, safety officers, and others who would be expected to arrive at the scene of an injury or illness before the ambulance could benefit from this education. Students will use lecture and laboratory environments to learn the skills needed to care for patients. For more information, contact the EMS department at (937) 512-5338 for an entrance application packet.

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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are essential members of the health care team who provide time sensitive care to patients. These individuals take the emergency department to people's homes, to highways and to other remote locations. EMTs bring life-saving equipment and knowledge to bear in an effort to reduce patient’s suffering and to save lives. Students will use lecture, laboratory and real world exposure to emergencies to learn the skills needed to care for the sick and injured in the out-of-hospital environment. The program is offered to provide students with variability and flexibility in scheduling. For more information, contact the EMS department at 937-512-5338 for an entrance application packet.

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Accreditation

State Accreditation number 326. State accreditation expiration is 03/31/2019. For further information on this program’s accreditation, please contact the Ohio Division of EMS, 1-800-233-0785. Mailing address is:

Ohio Emergency Medical Services
P.O. Box 182073
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2073

National Accreditation reference 600573 with an expiration of 03/31/2019. For additional information related to national accreditation contact:

CoAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Pkwy, #111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445 Ext. 112
214-703-8992 fax
www.coaemsp.org

CAAHEP
25400 US Hwy 19 N.
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
737-210-2350
www.caahep.org


Sinclair Community College Paramedic Program Success Rates

Paramedic Starting Term Educational Attrition Aggregate Cognitive Exam Pass Rate Aggregate Psychomotor Exam Pass Rate Employment Placement Rate
S1: Fall 2012 15% 94% 100% 100%
S2: Spring 2013 33% 93% 100% 100%
S3: Fall 2013 3% 97% 100% 100%
S4: Spring 2014 14% 92% 100% In progress
S5: Fall 2014 8% 92% 100% 94%
S6: Spring 2015 17% 100% 100% In progress
S7: Fall 2015 10% 100% In progress In progress

Notes:

  • Last updated 1/30/2017
  • Education attrition is defined as a student who exists the paramedic program with a failing grade. Students who report reason for leaving the program as life issues, job changes, financial issues, etc. are not included.
  • Cognitive Exam is the NREMT computer adaptive test.
  • Psychomotor Exam is conducted by NREMT.
  • Employment Placement Rate is determined via graduate surveys conducted 6 months after graduation. Positive employment defined as graduates reporting occupation in EMS or medical field, full or part-time.

Paramedic Program Cognitive Exam Aggregate Pass Rates

Spring 2010 96%, Fall 2010 96%, Spring 2011 92%, Fall 2011 93%, Spring 2012 87%, Fall 2012 88%, S1:Fa 12 94%, S2:Sp 13 93%, S3:Fa 13 97%, S4:Sp 14 92%, S5:Fa 14 92%, S6:Sp 15 100%, S7:FA 15 100%

Notes

  • Last Updated: 1/19/2017.
  • Source: Sinclair EMS Department

EMT Program Cognitive Exam Aggregate Pass Rates and Attrition Rates per Fiscal Year

2007-2008 Aggregate 95%/Attrition 44%, 2008-2009 Aggregate 92%/Attrition 45%, 2009-2010 Aggregate 84%/Attrition 46%, 2010-2011 Aggregate 89%/Attrition 62%, 2011-2012 Aggregate 97%/Attrition 60%, 2012-2013 Aggregate 87%/Attrition 52%, 2013-2014 Aggregate 77%/Attrition 43%, 2014/2015 Aggregate 88%/Attrition 46%, 2015/2016 Aggregate 87%/Attrition 47%

Notes:

  • Data updated on 1/19/2017
  • Source: Sinclair EMS Department
  • Fiscal year defined as Fall X, (Winter X+1), Spring X+1, and Summer X+1, terms
  • Attrition defined as number of students finishing the EMT program divided by number of students beginning the EMT program


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