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Paramedic Cert

PARAMEDIC

Certificate

This program prepares graduates for the state licensing exam. Paramedics work in a variety of positions from ambulance services to emergency departments and industrial sites. Students will become skilled in managing patients with general medical complaints, cardiac arrest and advanced trauma care. In addition to class time, the program requires approximately 600 hours clinical time. Clinical affiliates are located across West Michigan and require travel to the various hospitals and Advanced Life Support services. The paramedic program is taken as a full-time (3 semester) program beginning each fall semester. Prerequisites include both EMT 110 and EMT 115 (or their equivalent), and BIO 110. All credits in this program apply directly towards the emergency medical services AAS degree

Currently enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information.

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Required Classes*
Course
Class
Credits
Paramedic/EMS Prerequisites
BIO 110
Anatomy & Physiology
4
EMT 110
Basic Emergency Medical Tech
8
EMT 115
EMT Clinical
1
Program Required Courses
EMT 201
Prehospital Emergency Med I
5
EMT 211
Prehospital Emergency Pharm
5
EMT 215
Introductory EMS Clinical
3
EMT 221
Medical Emergencies
4
EMT 225
Medical Emergencies Clinical
2
EMT 231
Trauma & Disaster Medicine
5
EMT 235
Trauma Rotation
2
EMT 241
Cardiovascular Emergencies
5
EMT 245
Cardiac Clinical Rotation
2.5
EMT 251
Prehospital Emergency Med II
4
EMT 255
Specialized Care Rotation
1.5
EMT 265
Field Internship
5
Minimum Total Credits: 57

*Please note this program requires a special application packet.

The sample class schedule does not include additional course work, prerequisites, and other important degree or certificate qualifications.

See the Health Career Admission Coordinator or email healthcareers@kvcc.edu for more information.


The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs
for the Emergency Medical Services Professions

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Rowlett, TX 75088
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www.coaemsp.org