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.
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.
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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. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.
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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. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.
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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
The Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic at Sinclair Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Accreditation of Education Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions.
The National Accreditation reference 600573 with an expiration of 03/18/2023. For additional information related to national accreditation contact:
CoAEMSP Annual Report for 2018 Graduates.
Results based on paramedic graduate completion date, not cohort start date.
Retention Rates = 85.2% Attrition Rate = 14.8%
NREMT Pass Rate = 94.2% Job Placement = 90.4%
Graduate Survey Results for 2018 Graduates (n=46/49)
Employer Survey Results for 2018 Graduates (n=35/47)
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|Fall: 2019 - DFD||100%|
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