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Paramedic


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Technical Certificate

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES - PARAMEDIC

Program of Study Summary

 

Academic Program Inventory Title:  Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

 

CIP code/s:                                                                                SOC code/s:

API CIP code:51.0904                                                               SOC 1: 25-1071

                                                                                                      SOC 2: 29-2041

Program Prerequisites [if any]:

  • Be admitted to the college
  • Be currently licensed as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Tennessee. Students must submit a copy of a current AEMT card to the Paramedic Program.
  • A copy of the CPR healthcare provider level certificate must be submitted that includes one-person, two-person, infant, and child CPR.
  • Applicant may be required to take a knowledge test if the student has been out of AEMT for more than one calendar year.
  • Submit a separate application to the Paramedic program and be admitted
  • Submit proof of medical malpractice insurance and health insurance as required.
  • Complete a physical exam, along with all required vaccinations and/or titers.

 

Program Description:

Paramedic training is delivered through a combination of classroom instruction (Didactic and Psychomotor skills) and a blend of clinical/filed experience. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry’s written and practical examinations.  Upon successful completions of examinations and other licensure requirements, the student will be eligible for the State of Tennessee Paramedic license.  The Paramedic renders basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illnesses and continues this treatment while transporting these patients to the hospital.

 

 

Certificate [Major Field Core]:

COURSE

TITLE

Hrs

EMSP 1801

Fundamentals of Paramedic I

8

EMSP 1401

Paramedic Skills Lab I

4

EMSP 1311

Paramedic Clinical I

3

EMSP 2802

Fundamentals of Paramedic II

8

EMSP 2402

Paramedic Skills Lab II

4

EMSP 2412

Paramedic Clinical II

4

EMSP 2403

Paramedic Capstone

4

EMSP 2303

Paramedic Practicum

3

EMSP 2513

Paramedic Field Internship

5

 

Total

43

 

Matrix for the translation of contact hours to semester credit hours for the A.A.S. in EMS - Paramedic clinical hours:

Semester Credit Hours

Minimum Contact Hours

Maximum Contact Hours

1

48

96

2

97

144

3

145

192

4

193

240

5

241

288

6

289

336

 

Professional Accrediting Body:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

State Agency/Entity Oversight:

The Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Licensure and Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services

Applicable Certifications/License or Industry-recognized Certificates [for each concentration]:

National EMS Certification is delivered by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) written and practical examinations

State of Tennessee Paramedic license.

 

 

 

 

 

Architected Pathway

The default sequence of courses, stated by semester, for this program of study is prescribed by the statewide faculty curriculum committee as the best model for the student to complete the academic award in an efficient and timely manner.  To deviate from this sequence the student must request a waiver from the department chair. The student must be made aware by the chair that deviation from this default pathway may result in a delay for completing the required courses for the academic award within the stated time frame.

 

Semester I.

 

COURSE

TITLE

Hrs

EMSP 1801

Fundamentals of Paramedic I

8

EMSP 1401

Paramedic Skills Lab I

4

EMSP 1311

Paramedic Clinical I

3

 

Semester Credit Hour Total

15

 

Semester II.

 

COURSE

TITLE

Hrs

EMSP 2802

Fundamentals of Paramedic II

8

EMSP 2402

Paramedic Skills Lab II

4

EMSP 2412

Paramedic Clinical II

4

 

Semester Credit Hour Total

16

 

Semester III.

 

COURSE

TITLE

Hrs

EMSP 2403

Paramedic Capstone

4

EMSP 2303

Paramedic Practicum

3

EMSP 2513

Paramedic Field Internship

5

 

Semester Credit Hour Total

12

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