Students must be a certified EMT to enroll in the diploma program.
This program provides information and skill training to initiate and maintain treatment for medical, trauma, and cardiac emergencies. The Paramedic is the highest level of emergency responder training. The Paramedic diploma offers a comprehensive course of study that prepares the graduate to sit for the EMT-P certification examination as well as meeting the requirements for the degree. The course offerings also apply toward the AAS degree.
Graduates are prepared to deliver emergency care to patients prior to their arrival at a hospital. Students are trained in life support procedures performed by following orders of the physicians or by following standard operating protocols.
Successful completion of course requirements allows students to write the certification examination for the EMT-P (Paramedic).
The Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program and the Paramedic Diploma program are accredited by the Commission of 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). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., 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.