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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services-Paramedicine, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services-Paramedicine program includes 65 credit hours that comprehensively prepares the Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians to advance to the next level of skill and career development to become a paramedic. The program is delivered in a hybrid fashion with didactic content occurring online, skill practice labs that occur face-to face in a block-fashion at the NWC Cody Center, and clinical experiences in emergency settings that are scattered across the NWC service area. The Paramedic program meets the requirement for candidates to be able to sit for the national exam to become a paramedic. This program provides the pre-requisites required to continue on for a Bachelor of Science, Community Paramedic, or potentially bridge to an RN program. In addition, at the end of the program, paramedic graduates will have their certification in Advanced Wilderness Life Support to function as a wilderness paramedic and able to function proficiently in expanded roles available in critical care areas such as the Emergency Room. Pre-requisites are current unemcumbered EMT-A license and an appropriate FISDAP score. All General education courses within the AAS for Emergency Medical Services-Paramedicine program plan of study require a ‘C’, or better to successfully progress through and graduate from the program.  However, each of the EMT classes in the Emergency Medical Services-Paramedicine program, a “B-” or better is required to progress to the next semester.

General Education

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total General Education Requirements: 19-21

Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

Total Term 1: 17 Credits

Total Term 2: 18 Credits

Total Term 3: 15 Credits

Total Term 4: 15 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 65 Credits

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