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Associate in Science Degree Program

Paramedic Studies: Emergency Management Response Option

The Associate in Science Degree in Paramedic Studies is designed as an extension to the EMT-Paramedic Certificate program. Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume management-level careers in pre-hospital health administration. They will have learned the skills necessary to plan, implement and manage pre-hospital care.

Career opportunities available for graduates of this program include employment as supervisors or managers of emergency medical services and as educational coordinators.

Students requesting that CCC accept credits from other colleges for science courses are advised that a time limitation may apply.

In order to be admitted into the Paramedic classes, applicants must submit:

  • Current State EMT Certification
  • Current CPR certification
  • Two written recommendations from two health professionals
  • Validation of 50-75 patient care calls as an EMT
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalency
  • Completion of CCC EMT examination with a minimum score of 80
  • Completion of CCC placement tests
  • Final acceptance contingent upon documentation of immunization and health verification
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the EMT-Paramedic program, the student will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate theoretical information relevant to his/her role of a patient care provider in the field of pre-hospital emergency care as an EMT-Paramedic. The student will:

  1. Demonstrate basic competence in understanding theory of disease process and it's correlation to patient care
  2. Achieve a passing score on the National Registry written and practical exam results
  3. Demonstrate writing proficiency within a comprehensive patient research project
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in administering patient care during hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences
  5. Understand the role and responsibility of the paramedic
Course of Study¹
First Semester (16 credits)
Credits
Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care I
2
EMT - Paramedic I
8
Intermediate Algebra
3
Composition
3
Second Semester (16 credits)
EMT - Paramedic II
8
Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care II
2
Composition and Literature
3
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Humanities Elective
3
Summer Semester (10 credits)
EMT - Paramedic III
7
General Psychology I
3
Third Semester (14 credits)
Principles/Process of Disaster Management
3
Microbiology OR
4
Concepts of Chemistry
4
EMT - Paramedic IV
7
Fourth Semester (12 credits)
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Humanities Elective
3
Specific Events & Contingency Planning
3
Living in a Hazardous Environment
3
Principles of Sociology
3
Totals Credits: 68

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pre-requisites and additional information.

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