Paramedic Program Aims & Objectives
The paramedic program curriculum is intense and demanding. Students attend class three times a week for 5 hours each class meeting. The Paramedic program is composed of courses that prepare students to function in an advanced life-support capacity in the out of hospital environment. The paramedic courses include classroom and laboratory instruction along with clinical rotations with emphasis on emergency department, ICU, Cath Lab, Obstetrics, Operating Room, and extensive ambulance rotations.
The paramedic program prepares the completer to use invasive skills, such as peripheral intravenous lines, endotracheal intubation, drug administration, intraosseous infusions, electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm identification, 12 lead ECG interpretation, defibrillation and cardioversion, noninvasive cardiac pacing, and chest decompression. To be successful, students must study for at least 2 to 3 hours every day of the week. The paramedic program accepts students once a year during the summer with classes beginning in August.