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ACCREDITATION

The Paramedicine program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N. Suite 158, Clearwater FL 33756, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. Below are the most recent outcomes for the Paramedicine program:

  • National Registry Pass Rate:  2017-88.9%, 2016-86%, 2015-70% * National Registry of EMT, *CoEMSP
  • Job Placement: 78.7 percent

What is 'Emergency Medical Services (EMS)'?

Emergency Medical Services encompasses the courses and refreshers specific to the skills required when responding to medical situations of an emergency nature, for example: cardiopulmonary resuscitation, open water dive and rescue, prehospital trauma life support, critical care and more. 

EMTs and paramedics are recognized as an essential component of the continuum of care and serve as a link among health resources.

Is it for you?

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of others, continually strive for effective communication, enjoy problem-solving, are both a self-starter and a team player, EMS may be a perfect career choice for you.

Jobs and Salary expectations

Positions, paid and voluntary, vary between sites. See bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm for more information.

Program Faculty

Peggy Dean, BS, program director/instructor
Peter Landmark, BS, instructor
Craig Jacobus, BS, instructor
Paul Custer, BS, instructor

Program Descriptions

  • Professional Health Studies - EMT Paramedic track (PHPMO) - Associate in Applied Science, provides an introduction to emergency medical care, ambulance emergencies, patient assessment, respiratory systems and more. 
  • Paramedicine (PMPMC)  - Certificate of Achievement, allows students who have successfully completed this program to sit for the National Registry exam to become certified and later apply for state licensure

Credit Classes and Registration

To register for classes:  Students must complete all of the required documents in the application packet for the EMT course. Those items include the application, technical standards form, checklist requirements and a completed background check form. All items must be turned into the Office of Health Careers by the posted deadline. Paramedic students must complete the Paramedicine application packet and submit it to the Office of Health Careers by the posted deadline. Students are registered through this office and cannot register for classes on their own. For questions, contact the Health Careers office at 531-622-4631.

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