Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P), Advanced Certificate

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Curriculum code: PMED.CRT.C77


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.

Program Overview

Paramedic students performing a simulation inside a makeshift ambulance.

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals to take the state examination required for an entry-level position as an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (EMT-P). Students completing a certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic may elect to complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in Paramedic Supervision.

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 Illinois EMT B or EMT I State license. Students also must have an appropriate assessment scores and have official GED or 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).

Program Requirements

Major Courses

PMED 2115Paramedic I

15 Credits

PMED 2215Paramedic II

15 Credits

PMED 2315Paramedic III

15 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 45

Suggested Course sequence

Fall semester

PMED 2115Paramedic I

15 Credits

Spring Semester

PMED 2215Paramedic II

15 Credits

Summer Semester

PMED 2315Paramedic III

15 Credits

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