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Emergency Medical Services

Ready to start a new and exciting career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic?

With this program, students acquire the skills to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics who provide out-of-hospital care to the critically ill and injured. EMT's and Paramedics must be capable of functioning with authority and good judgment in a variety of circumstances under difficult and stressful conditions, and must be caring persons with the desire to help others. In addition to the physical demands of the job, applicants may need to deal with challenging emotional, ethical, and or spiritual issues.

What do Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers do?

EMS providers will “size-up” the scene to determine that the scene is safe, the mechanism of injury or nature of illness, total number of patients and to request additional help if necessary. Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care. Based on assessment findings, EMS providers render emergency medical care to adult, infant and child, medical and trauma patients. Duties include but are not limited to, opening and maintaining an airway, ventilating patients, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators. Provide out-of-hospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system trauma such as controlling hemorrhage, treatment of shock, bandaging wounds, and immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed extremities. Patients will be found in all types of environments: homes, care facilities, traffic accidents, building collapse, fire scenes, etc.

Why major in Emergency Medical Services?

Upon the completion of the the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program and obtaining a state licensure, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic is typically employed with fire departments, private ambulance companies, hospitals, and within the industry.

Licensure also allows individuals to have higher earnings potential and responsibilities within the fire service or expand opportunities that exist in the allied health field. Persons working full time as Firefighter/Paramedic will increase wages significantly.

The Associate degree, though not required for immediate employment, will best serve the student who is looking to advance once hired.

This area of study might be for you if :
  • Like caring for others
  • Possess rapid problem solving abilities
  • Enjoy teamwork

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Associate of Applied Science
Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree is designed to augment the skills of the practicing paramedic. Paramedics are challenged with a variety of courses to increase their skill sets in areas of EMS management and out-of-hospital critical care medicine. Students will gain experience from currently practicing paramedics, fire fighters and managers. This degree allows students to capitalize on their paramedic education, positioning themselves for advancement within the fire service. A grade of "C" or better is required in all technical-level courses. Interested students should contact the EMS offices at 937-512-5338 or contact an academic advisor. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Emergency Medical Services/Fire Science

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fire Science option is designed to augment the skills of the practicing paramedic. Paramedics are challenged with a variety of courses to increase their skill sets in fire technical areas. Students will gain experience from currently practicing paramedics, fire fighters and managers. This degree allows students to capitalize on their paramedic education, positioning themselves for advancement within the fire service. A grade of "C" or better is required in all technical-level courses. Interested students should contact the EMS offices at (937) 512-5338 or contact an academic adviser. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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One-year Technical Certificate
Paramedic
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. View Full Program Details
Short-term Technical Certificate
Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responders (EMR's) are personnel, typically not found within the healthcare setting, who as part of their job have to care for the sick and injured before an ambulance arrives. These individuals are educated to stabilize patients using very limited amounts of medical equipment. Police officers, safety officers, and others who would be expected to arrive at the scene of an injury or illness before the ambulance could benefit from this education. Students will use lecture and laboratory environments to learn the skills needed to care for patients. For more information, contact the EMS department at (937) 512-5338 for an entrance application packet. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) 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. EMTs 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. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

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Accreditation

State Accreditation number 326. State accreditation expiration is 03/31/2019. For further information on this program’s accreditation, please contact the Ohio Division of EMS, 1-800-233-0785. Mailing address is:

Ohio Emergency Medical Services
P.O. Box 182073
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2073

The Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic at Sinclair Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Accreditation of Education Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions. 

The National Accreditation reference 600573 with an expiration of 03/18/2023. For additional information related to national accreditation contact:

CAAHEP
9355-113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
737-210-2350
www.caahep.org

CoAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Pkwy, #111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445 Ext. 112
214-703-8992 fax
www.coaemsp.org


CoAEMSP Annual Report for 2018 Graduates.

Results based on paramedic graduate completion date, not cohort start date.

Retention Rates = 85.2%                  Attrition Rate = 14.8%

NREMT Pass Rate = 94.2%            Job Placement = 90.4%

Graduate Survey Results for 2018 Graduates (n=46/49)

  • COGNITIVE: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the COGNITIVE (knowledge) domain? = 98%
  • PSYCHOMOTOR: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the Psychomotor (skills) domain? = 100%
  • AFFECTIVE: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the Affective (behavior) domain? = 100%

Employer Survey Results for 2018 Graduates (n=35/47)

  • COGNITIVE: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the COGNITIVE (knowledge) domain? = 100%
  • PSYCHOMOTOR: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the Psychomotor (skills) domain? = 100%
  • AFFECTIVE: Do you meet the competencies of an entry-level Paramedic in the Affective (behavior) domain? = 97%

Pass Rates

Paramedic Aggregate Pass Rates by Starting Cohort

Paramedic Starting Term Aggregate Pass Rate
Fall: 2012 94%
Spring: 2013 93%
Fall: 2013 97%
Spring: 2014 92%
Fall: 2014 92%
Spring: 2015 100%
Fall: 2015 100%
Spring: 2016 100%
Fall: 2016 90%
Spring: 2017 94%
Fall: 2017 97%
Spring: 2018 83%
Fall: 2018 100%
Spring: 2019 91%
Fall: 2019 - DFD 100%
Fall: 2019  100%
Spring: 2020 100%

 

  • Last Updated: 12/16/2020
  • Overall Aggregate Pass Rate = 95%
  • National Comparison = 89%


EMT Aggregate Pass Rates by Starting Cohort

EMT Starting Term Aggregate Pass Rate
Spring: 2015 87%
Summer: 2015 85%
Fall: 2015 83%
Spring: 2016 97%
Summer: 2016 85%
Spring: 2017 87%
Summer: 2017 88%
Fall: 2017 81%
Spring: 2018 85%
Summer: 2018 90%
Fall: 2018  91%
Spring: 2019 88%
KHS19 56%
Summer: 2019 92%
Fall: 2019 76%
Spring: 2020 78%
Summer: 2020 94%
Fall: 2020 89%

 

  • Last Updated: 12/16/2020
  • Overall Aggregate Pass Rate = 95%
  • National Comparison = 89%

 

EMR Aggregate Pass Rates by Completion Semester

EMR Starting Term Aggregate Pass Rate
Spring 2014 100%
Spring: 2015 100%
Spring: 2016 67%
Spring: 2017 90%
Spring: 2018 86%
Summer: 2018 86%
Spring: 2019  
Spring: 2020  

 

  • Last Updated 12/16/2020
  • Note – No one tested from Spring 2019 or Spring 2020
  • Overall Aggregate Pass Rate = 87%
  • National Comparison = 77%