Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

About the Program

An Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic is qualified to administer advanced emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting. Working as a Paramedic on emergency medical response vehicles is a challenging, exciting, and satisfying career. Paramedics are on the front line of medical care for patients who are ill or injured. For the individual who prefers action and variety, there is always a new experience and an opportunity to contribute to the community's quality of life. 

Skills of an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic include the interpretation of electrocardiograms, defibrillation, intravenous therapy, administration of appropriate medications, endotracheal intubation, and other advanced life support, patient assessment, and patient care techniques. 

The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.

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Official Program Description in the College Catalog

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Career Opportunities

  • Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedics are employed in a variety of settings:
  • Government emergency medical services
  • Private emergency medical services
  • Industrial safety services
  • Other emergency response services

Further Educational Opportunities

Educational opportunities for the emergency medical technician-paramedic include the following: 

  • BEMS Instructor for FR, EMTB, EMT-Paramedic
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Critical Care Transport (CCT)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • CPR Instructor
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • ACLS Instructor
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • PALS Instructor
  • Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS)
  • BTLS Instructor
  • Defensive Driving
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Emergency Response Institute
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • PHTLS Instructor
  • Emergency Response Institute (See Non-Credit Courses)

Please contact the Allied Health Admission Office at (504) 671-6201 for further information.

Paramedic Program Outcomes

The paramedic program is required by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs to report a three-year average of the following outcomes.

 

2015 2016 2017 3 Year Average

NREMT Cognitive Exam

78%

50%

80%

69%

NREMT Psychomotor Exam

89%

88%

100%

92%

Retention

100%

89%

63%

84%

Positive Placement

78%

50%

80%

69%

Delgado Pass/Fail Results

EMT - Paramedic

Attempted Exam First Attempt Pass Cumulative Pass Within 3 Attempts Cumulative Pass Within 6 Attempts Failed All 6 Attempts Eligible For Retest Did Not Complete Within 2 Years
5

100%

(5/5)

100%

(5/5)

100%

(5/5)

0%

(0/5)

0%

(0/5)

0%

(0/5)

National Results

EMT - Paramedic

Attempted Exam First Attempt Pass Cumulative Pass Within 3 Attempts Cumulative Pass Within 6 Attempts Failed All 6 Attempts Eligible For Retest Did Not Complete Within 2 Years
6454

73%

(4683/6454)

82%

(5267/6454)

82%

(5279/6454)

0%

(5/6454)

18%

(1170/6454)

0%

(0/6454)