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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Frequently Asked Questions

Official Program Description in the College Catalog

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.

 

2018 2019 2020 3 Year Average

NREMT Cognitive Exam

67%

80%

75%

74%

NREMT Psychomotor Exam

100%

83%

100%

94%

Retention

82%

78%

54%

71%

Positive Placement

67%

80%

75%

74%

Delgado Pass/Fail Results 2020

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
4

50%

(2/4)

75%

(3/4)

75%

(3/4)

0%

(0/4)

25%

(1/4)

0%

(0/6)

National Results 2020

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
16647

71%

(11739)

84%

(13919)

85%

(14164)

0%

(4)

15%

(2442)

0%

(0)