Paramedics care for the sick and injured in emergency medical settings and transport patients to medical facilities. As advanced providers of emergency care, this area of study might be for you if like you like to help people in need, are compassionate and desire more responsibility than an EMT. This 4 semester program offers hands on training and real life experience.
Accrediting Agencies: State of Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS Accreditation #326 and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
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.
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.
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.
This certification requires 4 semesters after successful Ohio state certification at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level. Upon completion of the program you are eligible to sit for the National Registry exam. Individuals wishing to practice as a Paramedic within the state of Ohio will need to apply for state licensure. After 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.
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information
|(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|