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Emergency Medical Services

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
  • Possess rapid problem solving abilities
  • Enjoy teamwork

Information:

 

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Associate of Applied Science
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. 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. 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. View Full Program Details
Emergency Medical Services/Fire Science Go to Program Details Display Program Description
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. 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. 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. View Full Program Details
One-year Technical Certificate
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. View Full Program Details
Short-term Technical Certificate

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 Technician Go to Program Details Display Program Description

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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Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.
It is very important that you meet with an Academic Advisor by calling 937-512-3700, or visiting Building 10, Room 301, to make sure you are scheduling the correct classes for your program choices. They can also direct you to financial services for any information you require about finances.

 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

The 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 Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

727-210-2350

www.caahep.org

 

To contact CoAEMSP:

214-703-8445

www.coaemsp.org


CoAEMSP Annual Report for 2020 Graduates.

Results based on paramedic graduate completion date, not cohort start date.

Retention Rates = 80.0%                  Attrition Rate = 20.0%

NREMT Pass Rate = 93.4% (Includes only Tests 1-3)         Job Placement = 93.4%

Graduate Survey Results for 2020 Graduates (n=67/73)

  • COGNITIVE: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the COGNITIVE (knowledge) domain? = 97%
  • PSYCHOMOTOR: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the Psychomotor (skills) domain? = 98%
  • AFFECTIVE: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the Affective (behavior) domain? = 98%
  • Are you satisfied with your educational preparation? = 97%

Employer Survey Results for 2020 Graduates (n=54/70)

  • COGNITIVE: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the COGNITIVE (knowledge) domain? = 96%
  • PSYCHOMOTOR: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the Psychomotor (skills) domain? = 96%
  • AFFECTIVE: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the Affective (behavior) domain? = 93%
  • Are you satisfied with your educational preparation? = 100%

Pass Rates

Paramedic Aggregate Pass Rates by Starting Cohort

Paramedic Aggregate Pass Rate Percentage per Term
Paramedic Starting Term Aggregate Pass Rate
Fall 2012 94%
Spring 2013 93%
Fall 2013 97%
Spring 2014 92%
Fall 2014 92%
Spring 2015 100%
Fall 2015 100%
Spring 2016 100%
Fall 2016 90%
Spring 2017 94%
Fall 2017 97%
Spring 2018 92%
Fall 2018 - DFD 100%
Fall 2018 96%
Spring 2019 96%
Fall 2019 - DFD 100%
Fall 2019 89%
Spring 2020 100%
Fall 2020 86%
Spring 2021 100%

 

  • Last Updated: 4/11/2022
  • Overall Aggregate Pass Rate = 96%
  • National Comparison = 90%


EMT Aggregate Pass Rates by Starting Cohort

EMT Aggregate Pass Rate Percentage per Term
EMT Starting Term Aggregate Pass Rate
Spring: 2015 87%
Summer: 2015 85%
Fall: 2015 83%
Spring: 2016 97%
Summer: 2016 86%
Fall: 2016 93%
Spring: 2017 84%
Summer: 2017 89%
Fall: 2017 80%
Spring: 2018 85%
Summer: 2018 92%
Fall: 2018 93%
Spring: 2019 87%
Summer: 2019 92%
Fall: 2019 81%
Spring: 2020 86%
Summer: 2020 94%
Fall: 2020 90%
Spring: 2021 86%
Summer: 2021 70%
Fall: 2021 88%

 

  • Last Updated: 4/11/2022
  • Overall Aggregate Pass Rate = 87%
  • National Comparison = 81%

 

EMR Aggregate Pass Rates by Completion Semester

EMR Aggregate Pass Rate Percentage per Term
EMR Starting Term Aggregate Pass Rate
Spring 2014 100%
Spring: 2015 100%
Spring: 2016 67%
Spring: 2017 90%
Spring: 2018 86%
Summer: 2018 86%
Spring: 2019 No students tested for NREMT
Spring: 2020 No students tested for NREMT
Spring: 2021 No courses offered 
Spring: 2022 100%

 

  • Last Updated 4/11/2022
    • Note – No one tested from Spring 2019 or Spring 2020
  • Overall Aggregate Pass Rate = 88%
  • National Comparison = 77%