Paramedicine-Associate of Applied Science PT13

The Paramedicine applied associate in science degree program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The Paramedicine degree program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field. The Paramedic degree program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

 

The Columbus Technical College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP ExecutiveOffice). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status. It is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. To contact the CoAEMSP Executive office:

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

214-703-8445

Fax: 214-703-8992

www.coaemsp.org

 

Program Effectiveness

CAAHEP Standard V.A.4: “The sponsor must maintain, and make available to the public, current and consistent summary information about student/graduate achievement that includes the results of one or more of the outcomes assessments required in the CAAHEP Standards.” CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Data obtained from the CoAEMSP Annual Report submitted May 2021.

 

CTC’s 2019 Paramedicine Program Outcomes:

CTC’s most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2019. “The Paramedic program did not have any students graduate in 2019.”

  • The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was ____%.
  • The most recent *positive placement rate for graduates was ____%.
  • The most recent retention rate was ____%.

*Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at the completion of the program.

Curriculum

All pre-requisite courses and occupational courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C or better.

Occupational Courses

EMSP 2110Foundations of Paramedicine

3

EMSP 2120Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics

3

EMSP 2130 Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics

3

EMSP 2140 Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts

4

EMSP 2310 Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care

3

EMSP 2320Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care

5

EMSP 2330 Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care

4

EMSP 2340Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations

4

EMSP 2510Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I

2

EMSP 2520Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II

2

EMSP 2530Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III

2

EMSP 2540 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV

1

EMSP 2550Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V

1

EMSP 2560Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI

1

EMSP 2570Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII

1

EMSP 2710Field Internship for the Paramedic

2

EMSP 2720Practical Applications for the Paramedic

3

Total Credit Hours:44

General Core/Pre-occupational courses

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy & Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II

1

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:23

Must take a Humanites elective from one of the following: HUMN1101, ARTS1101, MUSC1101 or ENGL2130

 

Must also take one (3) three hour general elective such as SOCI1101

Total Credit Hours: 67