Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Paramedic

Paramedic

This 1100 hour course is designed to train individuals to provide advanced emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting.

Accreditation

The Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Program for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775
Telephone: 727.210.2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Program for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

EMTs standing with equipment bags on their shoulders

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Program Information



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CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited programs are required to meet outcome benchmarks each year. Outcomes include North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services, Paramedic 3rd attempt test taker data.

2019 EMS Graduates

  • Number of Graduates: 21
  • NCOEMS Pass Rates: 95%
  • Retention Rate: 74.1%
  • Employment Data: 100%

2018 EMS Graduates

  • Number of Graduates: 29
  • NCOEMS Pass Rates: 82.4%
  • Retention Rate: 72.4%
  • Employment Data: 90.5%

2017 EMS Graduates

  • Number of Graduates: 19
  • NCOEMS Pass Rates: 73.3%
  • Retention Rate: 78.9%
  • Employment Data: 100%

Program Content

The course is divided between 600 hours didactic, which includes time for classroom, lab, written and practical skills examinations and review. 300 hours field internship with an EMS agency and 200 hours clinical education at a hospital. Coursework provides students with basic essential knowledge and skills required to work as an EMT Paramedic.

Admission Requirements

Pre-Requisites:

  • Successful completion of all EMT educational requirements, before participating in the clinical education and field internship components
  • Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalency
  • Successful completion of an entrance exam assessing basic reading comprehension and English language writing skills on a post-secondary level
  • Demonstration of mathematical skills at a minimum at the post-secondary grade level

Co/Pre-Requisites:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
    • BIO 163
    • BIO 165 & 166
    • BIO 168 & 169

Cost

  • Tuition
    • $181 for Anatomy and Physiology
    • $181 Didactic (600 hours)
    • $181 Clinical (500 hours)
  • Text book bundle (EMTP Text, EMTP Workbook, Pharmacology) approx. $323.75
  • 2 golf type embroidered shirts for clinical with the CCC&TI emblem $38.00/each
  • 1 EMS Job Shirt $48.00
  • Printed protocols from State $15.00
  • 2 pairs of Black BDU uniform pants approx. $54.00
  • 1 black belt $15.00
  • 1 pair of black boots $85-$150.00
  • 1 pair of EMT shears $12.00
  • 1 Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope $94.00
  • 1 pair of protective eye wear $12.00
  • 1 CCCTI name tag $2.50
  • 4 Certification cards $31.00
  • Malpractice/Accident insurance $14.00
  • FISDAP Skills Registration-$55.00

*Costs are subject to change.

Educational Pathways:

EMT Basic > EMT Paramedic > Associate Degree in Emergency 
                        Medical Science > Bachelor Degree in Emergency Medical Science> Master Degree Emergency Medical Science

Career Information

Estimated Salary

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website:

  • The national median annual pay in 2012 was $31,020.00; or hourly rate of $14.91

  • Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

To learn more about a career in the EMT Paramedic field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following program:

Career Coach logo Certificate: EMT Paramedic

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does a Paramedic do?
    • Respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service
    • Provide patient care based upon assessment and the advanced level
    • Document care provided and give verbal reports to healthcare facilities and staff
    • Serve as patient advocate to ensure proper patient care
    • Complete station duties to include cleaning facilities
    • Replace used supplies and maintain equipment
  • Where do Paramedics work?
    • EMS agencies
    • Fire Departments
    • Rescue Squads
    • Urgent Care
    • Critical Care Transport Services
    • Critical Care Flight Services
  • Will I get a certificate when I complete the course?
    • Yes
  • Is there a state or national certification test?
    • Yes, upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the North Carolina OEMS Paramedic exam or the National Registry EMTP exam. Successful completion of the exam will result in receiving a certification in EMT Paramedic from either NC OEMS or National Registry.

To register, use the REGISTER NOW button on this page

Courses currently on the schedule:

Title Course/Section Meeting Information Available
Seats
Paramedic Didactic EMS-7601A-100 02/01/2022-11/15/2022 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 08:30AM - 05:30PM, TAPS Public Safety, Room 108 5
Paramedic Didactic EMS-7601A-750 02/02/2022-11/23/2022 Classroom Hours Monday, Wednesday 08:30AM - 05:30PM, W250, Room 106 13

If the course you are seeking is not listed above or the time the course is scheduled does not work for you, please let us know that you have an interest in future courses by clicking on the course name below and completing the form:



Licensure

Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.

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