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Paramedic

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Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department
2855 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
828.726.2242

Watauga Continuing Education Department
372 Community College Drive
P.O. Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607
828.297.8120

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EMTs standing with equipment bags on their shoulders This 1100 hour course is designed to train individuals to provide advanced emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting.

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445    FAX (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

  1.  Program Content    
  2.  Costs  
  3.  Admission Requirements  
  4.  Career Info  
  5.  FAQ  
  6.  Licensure  
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.

Costs

  • Tuition
    • $181 for Anatomy and Physiology
    • $181 Didactic (596 hours)
    • $181 Clinical (500 hours)
  • Text book bundle (EMTP Text, EMTP Workbook, Pharmacology) approx. $323.75
  • Printed protocols from State $15.00
  • 2 golf type embroidered shirts for clinical with the CCC&TI emblem $36.00
  • 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 LittmannĀ® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope $94.00
       (http://www.stethoscope.com/manufacturers.cfm?ID=24)
  • 1 pair of protective eye wear $12.00
  • 1 CCCTI name tag $2.50
  • 4 Certification cards $31.00
  • Malpractice insurance $13.00
  • FISDAP Skills Registration-$55.00
*Costs are subject to change.

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
    • EMS 3000
    • BIO 163
    • BIO 165 & 166
    • BIO 168 & 169

Career Information

Educational Pathways:

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

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.

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.

For Additional Information:
Contact the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at 828.726.2242.
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