Paramedic, AAS

    The KCC Paramedic program  is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation  of Allied Health Education Programs

PMED.AAS.C29

Christopher Gibson, professor/program director
cgibson@kcc.edu · 815-802-8815

 

Program Overview

The Paramedic program prepares individuals to provide advanced life support in and out of the hospital settings to critically ill and injured persons. To prepare individuals to function in the paramedic role, a combination of educational methods are used in this program, including theory, instruction, demonstration and practice of life-saving skills for simulated and real emergency situations.

Instruction is provided by physicians specializing in emergency medicine, registered nurses with advanced education in trauma management and paramedics approved by the emergency medical services director. The associate degree curriculum offers the student the opportunity to learn fundamental principles necessary for supervisory roles. This degree typically is not designed for transfer.

Program eligibility standards apply; consult a KCC advisor.

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being completed with a grade of C or better.

 

 

Additional Program Information

Before enrollment, the student must provide a copy of his/her current Illinois state license. Students also must have an appropriate assessment score and a GED certificate or official high school transcript showing graduation on file at KCC. High school seniors should consult their high school advisor for registration requirements.

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen, and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider).
The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health career programs will be the Associate in General Studies.

Program eligibility

Program eligibility/application process - Consult this information for steps to apply and enroll in a health program, deadlines, eligibility worksheets, and essential physical capabilities and functions.

Program Outcomes

Graduating Class Number Enrolled Number Graduated Number Delayed Graduates Passed IDPH Exam 1st attempt Passed IDPH Exam after subsequent attempts Took NREMT Exam (Not IDPH) Graduates Employed
7/17/2017 9 8 0 7 0 8 - 100%
7/25/2018 17 17 1 9 7 1 14 - 82%
7/24/2019 25 19 0 11 7 1 17 - 89%
 7/23/2020  14  10  3  7 3 0 10 - 100%

 

Anyone with questions regarding Paramedic program outcomes can contact the program director at 815-802-8815 or email cgibson@kcc.edu.

Program Requirements

Three students and instructor in an ambulance learning paramedic techniques on a medical dummy.

Major Courses

PMED 2115Paramedic I

15 Credits

PMED 2215Paramedic II

15 Credits

PMED 2315Paramedic III

15 Credits

Total Credit Hours:45

General education

BIOL 1564Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

4 Credits

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

MATH 1141Introduction to Dosage Calculations

1 Credit

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17


Total Credit Hours: 62

Suggested Course Sequence

Spring semester

BIOL 1564Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

4 Credits

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

MATH 1141Introduction to Dosage Calculations

1 Credit

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

Fall semester

PMED 2115Paramedic I

15 Credits

Spring semester

PMED 2215Paramedic II

15 Credits

Summer Semester

PMED 2315Paramedic III

15 Credits

Outcomes

Manage responsibility and accountability for pre-hospital care while practicing within the legal, ethical and regulatory scopes of EMS practice.

Manage major classification of medications according to mechanism of action, clinical condition used to treat, therapeutic effect, side effect, indications, contraindications, dosages and administration routes.

Create effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication with clients and health care team members.

Implement critical thinking skills in pre-hospital emergencies using evidenced based practice for decision-making.

Formulate the most appropriate treatment plan based on the patient assessment.

Implement the most appropriate intervention based on EKG interpretation.

Integrate a triage system based on assessment in a mass casualty incident.

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