Paramedic (CER-EMP)

Program Location: Fairhope Campus

Nursing and Allied Health Division

Length: One-year Certificate

This program is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enter and progress in the Emergency Medial Services (EMS) occupation as employees of pre-hospital care providers and other health care facilities that provide emergency medical care. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Registry Examination as administered by the National Registrar of Emergency Medical Technicians. Course curriculum subject to change without prior notice.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Unconditional Admission to the College.
  2. Receipt of completed application for the Paramedic certificate program.
  3. Possession of a current NREMT-Basic EMT certification of Alabama EMT license and proof of successful completion of an advanced EMT course within the last two academic years prior to starting the paramedic courses.                                                                                           
  4. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA with the College.
  5. Good standing with the College.
  6. Meeting the Essential Eligibility Criteria or Technical Standards required for EMS.

Once admitted, students must provide a background check, drug screen, medical insurance, immunization records, and a physical exam. Current, unencumbered NREMT or Alabama EMT license is acceptable credit for EMS 118 and EMS 119. Documents must be presented to Admissions/Registrar to receive credit. All paramedic courses must be passed with a minimum of 75 in order to progress in the program.

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion.  Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of STARS.

REQUIRED PRIOR TO PROGRAM ADMISSION

Possession of a current NREMT-Basic EMT certification or Alabama EMT license is required.  If not licensed, EMS 118 and EMS 119 must be successfully completed.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
13

REQUIRED PRIOR TO PROGRAM ADMISSION

Proof of successful completion of an advanced EMT course within the last two academic years is required.  If not completed, EMS 155 and EMS 156 must be taken. 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

SEMESTER ONE (FALL)

Possession of a current NREMT-Basic EMT certification or Alabama EMT license and proof of successful completion of an advanced EMT course within the last two academic years is required prior to starting the paramedic courses.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
8
Total credits:
54

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Type

Certificate

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