The PARAMEDIC PROGRAM consists of 4 semesters of courses to be taken consecutively over a 15 month period. Paramedic courses of study are begun twice per year - Fall and Spring semesters. Courses must be taken sequentially. All courses must be completed within a 2 year period of time. The student is required to earn at least a 78 percent in the paramedic course series. The student attends 7 hours class/labs each week in addition to in-hospital clinical and field requirements. The majority of hospital and field experience may be obtained on a 24 hour, 7 day per week availability.
The Paramedic Certification Program provides high quality education in the "art and science" of pre-hospital advanced life support emergency medical care. The program follows guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and is regulated and accredited at the state level (State accreditation #326). Classroom and laboratory experience is provided by highly trained faculty with low faculty/student ratios for individualized instruction. The large laboratory is well equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment used in pre-hospital emergency care. Clinical experience is obtained in area hospitals in emergency departments, intensive care units, anesthesia, intravenous therapy departments, labor and delivery, and pediatrics. Field experience is obtained on advanced life support ambulances staffed by EMT-Paramedics under regional medical control.
1. Must be 18 or older and provide proof of age (i.e. driver's license, military id, etc.)
2. Must complete the EMS Entrance Application
3. Must test out of or take and pass DEV 0012, 0030, and 0022 OR (DEV 065, 075 and 085) or have taken and passed both a college level English and Math course.
4. Must take Human Anatomy & Physiology I – BIO 1121 OR equivalent
5. Attend the Paramedic Program Orientation
6. Complete and submit the Student Health Certificate
7. Ohio Emergency Medical Technician Card
8. Paramedic Mentoring Agreement
Upon completion of the program and obtaining a state license; paramedics are typically employed with fire departments, emergency medical services, private ambulance companies, hospitals, and within industry. Starting salaries range from $25,000 to $40,000. Many paramedics hold other full-time jobs and work with volunteer fire departments and emergency medical services.