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PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM


Students may complete some or all of the general education (non-EMS) courses prior to admission to the paramedic program. Prior to participation in Advanced EMT clinical (EMS156), students must have successfully completed an EMT program and possess an Alabama EMT license. Prior to entering the Paramedic phase (Third Term) students must possess a valid Alabama AEMT license and have completed BIO201. MTH100, ENG101, SPH106/107, and CIS146 or validation of computer competency must be completed prior to enrollment in the final term of Paramedic courses. EMS courses are sequential and cannot be combined to shorten the length of the program. All courses listed in the EMS curriculum must be completed with a “C” or higher.

First Term
EMS118 Emergency Medical Technician 9
EMS119 Emergency Medical Technician Clinical 1
MTH100 Intermediate College Algebra or higher 3
ORI101 or 105* Orientation to College or Orientation and Student Success 1-3
ORI104 WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement 1

TOTAL Credit Hours         15-17


Second Term
BIO201**     Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
EMS155 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 8
EMS156 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Clinical 2

TOTAL Credit Hours              14


Third Term
CIS146*** Microcomputer Applications or computer competency 0-3
EMS240 Paramedic Operations 2
EMS241 Paramedic Cardiology 3
EMS242 Paramedic Patient Assessment 3
EMS243 Paramedic Pharmacology 1
EMS244 Paramedic Clinical I 1
ENG101 English Composition I 3

TOTAL Credit Hours          13-16


Fourth Term
EMS245 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 3
EMS246 Paramedic Trauma Management 3
EMS247 Paramedic Special Populations 2
EMS248 Paramedic Clinical II 3
SPH106 or SPH107      Speech 3

TOTAL Credit Hours              14


Fifth Term
EMS253 Paramedic Transition to the Workforce 2
EMS254 Advanced Competencies for Paramedics 2
EMS255 Paramedic Field Preceptorship 5
EMS256 Paramedic Team Leadership 1

TOTAL Credit Hours              10

Total Program Credit Hours:    66




*ORI 101, Orientation to College, if applicable (required of first-time college students)

**Pre-requisite: Completion of BIO103 with a “C” or higher or satisfactory performance on ACCS Biology Placement Exam, prior to application to the ADN program, if applicable. Students that have completed an Anatomy and Physiology course at WCC or another college and have received credit at WCC through the Office of Admissions and Records will not be required to complete BIO103 in order to meet curriculum requirements.

***CIS 146, Microcomputer Applications – 3 credit hour or competency in computer science by passing a computer competency exam