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Save Lives and Help Others

Get the background you need to become a first responder and help those in need.

This program is designed primarily for future emergency medical services personnel, including fire/rescue workers, nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, and safety professionals.

The 1,150 clock hours of this program include:

  • 600 hours in the classroom
  • 230 hours of interactive lecture
  • 370 lab hours
  • 550 hours are required in clinical and field settings
  • Minimum of 450 hours at clinical sites and field sites
  • Minimum of 100 hours during the Summative Capstone Field Internship

Imagine Your Future

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationally registered paramedics:

  • Number of jobs (2020): 261,300
  • Median salary: $36,650 ($17.62 per hour)
  • Job outlook, 2020-30: 11% growth (faster than average)
  • Employment change, 2020-30: 28,600 new jobs

 

Classes and Requirements

The Paramedic Certificate program is offered in a “flip-style” classroom. It meets once a week throughout the year, allowing students to work while completing the program.

Teaching-learning methods in this course may include

  • assigned readings
  • interactive lectures
  • discussion
  • critical thinking activities
  • paramedic portfolio lab activities.

The program prepares students to think critically, so it is mandatory that students complete the required interactive lectures, required readings, and pre-course assignments before class or lab.

During classes and labs, questions will be asked concerning the interactive lecture materials, electronic readings, and/or pre-course/lab assignments.

Labs are designed to reinforce the information from the interactive lectures, readings, and pre-course assignments. This allows students to gain the knowledge and skills to become competent entry-level paramedics.

Full Academic Catalog Listing

The course catalog is the official reference for all our degree and course offerings. Check it out for a full listing of the classes available and requirements for this degree.

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