Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College
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Paramedic  (6450) LIMITED ACCESS


Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate


Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/EMS/Paramedic


Program Description
This college credit certificate program is offered for the student who wishes to complete the core curriculum and be eligible for NREMT certification or certification by the State of Florida to practice as a paramedic. Paramedics are trained to provide advanced life support in medical and trauma related emergencies. The course content includes lecture, skills lab and hospital/fire rescue rotations as outlined in the core requirements of the Emergency Medical Services A.S. degree program.


Program Accreditation
The Paramedic Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation by the Committee on Accreditation for EMS Programs (CoAEMSP) 4101 W. Green Oaks Blvd. Suite 305-599 Arlington, Texas 76016, (817) 330-0080, and approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (Ch 401, FS, Ch. 64J-1, FAC). The training program follows the most current U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum [FS 401.2701(1)(a) 5a].


Admission Requirements

Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
Be a certified Florida EMT or eligible for the Florida EMT exam to apply and must score a 75 on the NFSI.
Complete a limited access Paramedic program application found at
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/EMS/Paramedic.

Special admission requirements are associated with this program. For details, call the Limited Access Office at (561) 868-3045.


Completion Requirements
Courses must be completed with a score of 80 or better. Students must successfully complete BLS, ACLS, PHTLS, and PALS.


Program Length
This intensive three-semester program includes a clinical internship in area hospitals and on emergency response units where students care for patients in emergency settings. Day shift classes start in the Fall and in the Spring term; all night classes in the Summer term.


Location
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


For More Information
James J. Smith, smithjj@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3355


To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 42
EMS2620C Paramedic 1 12
EMS2621C Paramedic 2 12
EMS2622C Paramedic 3 5
EMS2664 Paramedic Clinical 1 4
EMS2665 Paramedic Clinical 2 6
EMS2658 Paramedic Clinical 3 2
EMS2659 Paramedic Field Internship 1
Total Program Credits: 42

For individualized course sequence


Employment Opportunities
Employment opportunities are limited in this field, and graduates have a 60 percent job placement rate.


Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/areasofstudy/GainfulEmployment.


Career Path Notes
Credits earned in the Paramedic program can be applied toward an A.S. degree in Emergency Medical Services. The student is encouraged to also complete Basic Firefighter training at Palm Beach State.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/