The Paramedic program prepares EMTs for advancement by teaching them how to administer medications, set up intravenous (IV) lines, resuscitate cardiac or respiratory patients, and provide life support. Students earn 45 college credit hours upon completion of the program. They clock a total of 1,112 training hours.
PARAMEDIC PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The HCI College Paramedic program prepares students to function in a pre-hospital setting performing patient assessments, the administration of medications, EKG monitoring, and advanced resuscitation procedures.
The program consists of lectures, labs, and hospital and ride times in accordance with the latest National EMS Standards. The Paramedic program will prepare the student to take the Florida State Paramedic Exam. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a diploma*.
*This may be applied as credit earned toward an AS in EMS
- 12-Month Program
- Hands-on Training
- Taught by EMS Professionals
- Day & Evening Classes Available
- Flexible Ride and Clinical Schedules
- Must be a Licensed EMT
PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- Demonstrate the cognitive ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to a role as an entry-level Paramedic.
- Prepare the student to demonstrate technical and entry-level proficiency in all psychomotor skills necessary to fulfill the role of Paramedic.
- Learn to manage a team of rescuers, to supervise and perform assessment of the scene and patient, and to apply current patient care protocols given a pre-hospital emergency scenario.
- Contribute in a positive manner to the learning environment, will be an active participant in the teaching and learning process, and will seek learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
- Ability to demonstrate clinical competence while assigned patient care responsibilities.
- Become familiar with the hospital environment. This includes but is not limited to: policies, practices, equipment, and skills as they relate directly and/or indirectly to the Paramedic in the field.
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If you are considering becoming a Paramedic, contact HCI College admissions today to schedule a visit and find out how you can earn your diploma.
AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
1764 North Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
1201 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 101.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Accreditation – CoAEMSP
The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on 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
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992 www.coaemsp.org
RETENTION/ATTRITION (Graduated from the program)
The retention and attrition set by CoAEMSP is 70% and based on the percentage of students who started on the enrollment date (who began Paramedic coursework) who are enrolled and graduated.
STATE WRITTEN EXAM
The national Registry (written and/or practical) threshold set by National Registry or State Exam (written and/or practical) threshold set by State is 70%.
Positive (JOB) Placement
The Positive (Job) Placement threshold set by CoAEMSP is 70%. Positive (Job) placement means that the graduate is employed full or part-time or volunteers in the profession or in a related field; or is continuing his/her education; or is serving in the military.
Click here to view the 2017 CoAEMSP Annual Report.