Paramedic Certificate

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

CIS146*
Microcomputer Applications or computer competency
0-3
EMS241
Paramedic Cardiology
3
EMS242
Paramedic Patient Assessment
2
EMS243
Paramedic Pharmacology
1
EMS244
Paramedic Clinical I
1
ENG101
English Composition I
3
MTH100
Intermediate College Algebra
3
ORI101 or ORI105**
Orientation to College or Orientation and Student Success
1-3

TOTAL Credit Hours 14-19

Second 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
ORI104
WorkKeys Assessment and Advisement
1

TOTAL Credit Hours 15

Third 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: 39

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

**ORI 101 or ORI105 or orientation to college transfer credit is required for all students