Classroom instruction, lab practice, and clinical experience provides students with the knowledge and background to enter the workforce as an EMT-Paramedic. The program requires five additional classes beyond the emergency medical technician basic course to prepare competent entry-level emergency medical technicians-paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The additional courses focus on cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, medication administration, intubation, and how to assess the nature and extent of injuries and illnesses in order to establish and prioritize the procedures to be followed. Lab sessions provide learning and practice opportunities with these skills and computerized learning tools help students achieve high levels of competency. A clinical experience, included as part of the program, allows students to further refine skills on real patients. To progress from one class to the next, students must have a 75% or better class average. At the end of the program, students are tested on core skills required to become a paramedic. Successful completion of these skills along with an average grade of 75% in class will allow students to take the National Registry written and practical exam.


EMTS 2100 Paramedic Beginner
EMTS 2021 Paramedic Intermediate A
EMTS 2031 Paramedic Intermediate B
EMTS 2041 Paramedic Advanced
EMTS 2051 Advanced Clinical - Capstone

Certification requirements to be an EMT-Paramedic are:

  • Maintain a state EMT card
  • Maintain a CPR card
  • Successfully complete all five classes
  • Successfully complete the clinical experience and field internship
  • Pass the ACLS test
  • Successfully pass the National Registry written exam
  • Successfully complete the National Registry practical exam
Program Outcomes
Year Pass rate Positive job placement Retention


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