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Paramedic

Certificate in Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic

This program prepares individuals for positions in agencies and institutions that provide emergency response services. The curriculum provides an opportunity for the student to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment. Included in the curriculum is a core of paramedic courses, general education courses, and technical courses with an emphasis on pre-hospital emergency medicine. The certificate prepares students for entry-level career positions in pre-hospital care.

The program will prepare students to function as a paramedic that will deliver emergency care in a variety of environments.  The paramedic primarily provides pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients.  This care is delivered in a variety of environments including: ambulance, mobile advanced life support units, industrial on-site units, fire departments, and other sites.  The curriculum is designed to provide the student with the didactic knowledge and clinical skills to deliver emergency care.  Graduates are able to take the Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) National Registry Exam. 

Unique Requirements for Admission Acceptance into the Certificate Paramedic program is based on a selective admissions process.  Requirements are:

SELECTIVE ADMISSIONS:

Selection preference within the Application Pool:

Selection of students into the program will be made by the selective admission commission that the president of the college has selected. Selection preference may be given to:

  1. Applicants with an ACT composite score of 21 or above; or comparable Compass scores according to KCTCS.
  2. Applicants who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (4.0 point scale) in 10 hours of college credit applicable to the paramedic program.
  3. Applicants who have completed the biological sciences (BIO-137 & BIO-139 or BIO 135) and medical terminology (AHS 115)) courses listed in the paramedic curriculum with a grade of "C" or better and Math 110 or better with a grade of C or better or a Dosage Calculations Course. Applicants accumulating the highest possible pre-admission points will be accepted into the program. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application material (i.e., college & program related material) is on file by days after pre-admission conference (date will be in student bulletin).

Certificate Requirements

Course Prefix

Course Title

Credit Hours

BIO 135

Basic Anatomy & Physiology w/Lab

4

AHS 115

CLA 131

Medical Terminology OR

 Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin

3

 

(3)

FHM 100

MAT 110

Dosage Calculations OR

Applied Mathematics

2

(3)

EMS 200

Intro to Paramedicine

4

EMS 210

Emergency Pharmacology

3

EMS 211

Fundamentals Lab

1

EMS 215

Clinical Experience I

1

EMS 220

Cardiovascular Emergencies

3

EMS 270

EMS Operations

1

EMS 240

Medical Emergencies I

3

EMS 250

Medical Emergencies II

3

EMS 260

Special Populations

3

EMS 231

Medical Lab

1

EMS 235

Clinical Experience III

2

EMS 275

Seminar in Advanced Life Support (ALS)

1

EMS 285

Field Internship and Summation

5-6

 

Total Credits

47-49


SUGGESTED SCHEDULING PLAN

First Fall Semester         Total: 14 credits

BIO 135
AHS 115 or CLA 131

EMS 200

EMS 211

EMS 215

 

Second Fall Semester  Total:  13 credits

EMS 235

EMS 231

EMS 240

EMS 250

EMS 260

EMS 270

 

First Spring Semester       Total: 14 credits

EMS 210
EMS 230
EMS 225

EMS 220

EMS 221

FHM 100

 

Second Spring Semester       Total: 6-7 credits

EMS 275
EMS 285

For more information contact:

Gwyn Gallenstein, Program Coordinator

Gwyn.gallenstein@kctcs.edu

606-759-7141, ext. 66117