Paramedic EPST.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 33 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Emergency Medical Services

Paramedics care for the sick and injured in emergency medical settings and transport patients to medical facilities. As advanced providers of emergency care, this area of study might be for you if like you like to help people in need, are compassionate and desire more responsibility than an EMT. This 4 semester program offers hands on training and real life experience.

Accrediting Agencies: State of Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS Accreditation #326 and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

What is "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.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the psychomotor domain of paramedic education.
  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the cognitive domain of paramedic education.
  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the effective domain of paramedic education.

Career Opportunities

Within the greater Miami Valley area, EMS professionals are hired by fire departments, private EMS and hospitals. These agencies typically hire entry personnel based on the candidates state licensures / certifications – not whether the candidate is degreed. When local departments are hiring full-time employees, many of them are looking for paramedic / firefighters.

Prerequisites

  • BIO 1107 OR BIO 1121
  • Approval of Department
  • and Valid State of Ohio EMT Certification

Credentials

The paramedic program at Sinclair Community College complies with all requirements as outlined by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (state accrediting body). In accordance, the department teaches that National EMS Educational Standards published in 2009. Successful students will be eligible to sit for state certification testing and eventually be eligible to become licensed / certified as paramedics.

Additional Requirements

  • Apply to Sinclair Community College
  • EMS Entrance Application
  • Driver's license
  • Current State of Ohio EMT license
  • Evidence of adequate reading/writing/math skills
  • Evidence of Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Student Health Certificate/Immunizations
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Mentoring Form
  • Attend Orientation Session

This certification requires 4 semesters after successful Ohio state certification at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level. Upon completion of the program you are eligible to sit for the National Registry exam. Individuals wishing to practice as a Paramedic within the state of Ohio will need to apply for state licensure. After obtaining a state license; paramedics are typically employed with fire departments, emergency medical services, private ambulance companies, hospitals, and within industry. Starting salaries range from $25,000 to $40,000. Many paramedics hold other full-time jobs and work with volunteer fire departments and emergency medical services.

Additional Information

Paramedic Program Packet

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
BIO 1107 OR BIO 1211 3
EMS 2100 Applied Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology for Emergency Medical Services Provider 3
EMS 2105 Paramedic 1: Lecture 2
EMS 2110 Paramedic 1: Laboratory 2
EMS 2125 Paramedic 2: Lecture 5
EMS 2130 Paramedic 2: Laboratory 2
EMS 2150 Paramedic 3: Lecture 5
EMS 2155 Paramedic 3: Laboratory 2
EMS 2160 Paramedic 3: Clinical 1
EMS 2175 Paramedic 4: Lecture 2
EMS 2180 Paramedic 4: Field Experience 1
EMS 2200 Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Lecture 2
EMS 2205 Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Laboratory 1
(EMS 2135 OR EMS 2136 AND EMS 2137) 2
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