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Paramedic EPST.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 33 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Emergency Medical Services
Effective as of Fall 2014

What is the program about?

Paramedics are essential members of the health care team who provide time-sensitive care to patients. These individuals take the emergency department to people's homes, to highways and to other remote locations. Paramedics bring life-saving equipment and knowledge to bear in an effort to reduce patient’s suffering and to save lives. Students will use lecture, laboratory and real-world exposure to emergencies to learn the skills needed to care for the sick and injured in the out-of-hospital environment. The program is offered to provide students with variability and flexibility in scheduling. For more information, contact the EMS department at 937-512-5338 for an entrance application packet.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the psychomotor domain of paramedic education.
  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the cognitive domain of paramedic education.
  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the effective domain of paramedic education.

Career Opportunities

Within the greater Miami Valley area, EMS professionals are hired by fire departments, private EMS and hospitals. These agencies typically hire entry personnel based on the candidates state licensures/certifications – not whether the candidate is degreed. When local departments are hiring full-time employees, many of them are looking for paramedic/firefighters.

Prerequisites

  • BIO 1107 OR BIO 1121
  • Approval of Department
  • and Valid State of Ohio EMT Certification

Credentials

The paramedic program at Sinclair Community College complies with all requirements as outlined by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (state accrediting body). In accordance, the department teaches that National EMS Educational Standards published in 2009. Successful students will be eligible to sit for state certification testing and eventually be eligible to become licensed / certified as paramedics.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
(BIO 1107 OR BIO 1121) 3
EMS 2100 Applied Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology for Emergency Medical Services Provider 3
EMS 2105 Paramedic 1: Lecture 2
EMS 2110 Paramedic 1: Laboratory 2
EMS 2125 Paramedic 2: Lecture 5
EMS 2130 Paramedic 2: Laboratory 2
EMS 2150 Paramedic 3: Lecture 5
EMS 2155 Paramedic 3: Laboratory 2
EMS 2160 Paramedic 3: Clinical 1
EMS 2175 Paramedic 4: Lecture 2
EMS 2180 Paramedic 4: Field Experience 1
EMS 2200 Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Lecture 2
EMS 2205 Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Laboratory 1
(EMS 2135 OR EMS 2136 AND EMS 2137) 2
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.