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Paramedic

The mission of the Emergency Medical Services program is to educate and graduate an EMS professional who is a competent entry-level practitioner.   The program is designed to develop and promote conceptual, technical, contextual, integrative, and adaptive competence; creating practitioners educated in all phases of professional behavior. Graduates will be prepared to enter the health professions workforce and be eligible for licensure, certification, and advanced education. Attention is focused on the need of each student for local and international service.

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Paramedic Certificate Requirements

Fall Semester

PARA 101 Escaping Violent Encounters (1)

PARA 251 EMS Foundation Escaping Violent Encounters (1)

PARA 252 EMS Pharmacology (2)

PARA 253 Pathophysiology (2)

PARA 254 Pulmonology (2)

PARA 255 Paramedic Skills (3)

PARA 256 Pre-hospital Cardiology (4)

Spring Semester

PARA 272 Traumatology (4)

PARA 273 Emergency Medical Care (3)

PARA 275 Advanced Paramedic Skills (3)

PARA 370 Clinical Practicum (4)

Summer Semester

PARA 292 EMS Operations (1)

PARA 293 Special Patient Populations (1)

PARA 390 Field Internship (6)

PARA 395 EMS Seminar (1)

Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Course descriptions are available in the university catalogs or online on the Paramedic website.

Basic Information 

Admission Criteria

Cost

Tuition and fees change on a yearly basis.  Below are the average costs of the total tuition and required fees as of Fall 2014:

Tuition and fees: $7,431

Books and supplies: $396

On-Campus room & Board: $9,449

*Average amounts shown above include in-state costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.  Note that the information is subject to change.  

Disclosure Information

The following information is required to be reported by the U.S. Department of Education.

On Time Completion Information

Students can complete the Paramedic Program by completing the admission criteria above and enrolling in the Paramedic courses. The Program is 3 semesters (10 month) long and begins in the Fall semester of each academic year.

Occupational Profile Information

The Paramedic Program provides students with the training required to prepare students to take the National Registry examinations as Paramedics(SOC Code 29-2041.00). To find more information on occupational profiles, please visit O*NET online and search by occupation's title or by the SOC Code provided.

2007-08

13 students completed the Paramedic Certificate Program for the academic year 2007-08. 100% of the students completing the program did so in normal time. Of those 13 students, 6 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students completing the program, the median cumulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $0

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

2008-09

26 students completed the Paramedic Certificate Program for the academic year 2008-09. 100% of the students completing the program did so in normal time. Of those 26 students, 14 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students

completing the program, the median cumulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $6000

Private Loan Debt: $0

Instituational Financing Plan Debt: $0

2009-10

23 students completed the Paramedic Certificate Program for the academic year 2008-09. 100% of the students completing the program did so in normal time. Of those 23 students, 10 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students

completing the program, the median cumulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $0

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

2010-11

15 students completed the Paramedic Certificate Program for the academic year 2010-11. 100% of the students completing the program did so in normal time. Of those 15 students, 11 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students completing the program, the median cumulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $8000

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

2011-12

11 students completed the Paramedic Certificate Program for the academic year 2011-12. 100% of the students completing the program did so in normal time. Of those 11 students, 9 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. For all students completing the program, the median cumulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $5500

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

2012-13

12 students completed the Paramedic Certificate Program for the academic year 2012-13.  100% of the students completing the program did so in normal time.  Of those 12 students, 11 incurred student loan debt to complete the program.  For all students completing the program, the median cumulative debt is as follows:

 Federal Student Loan Debt: $9500

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

2013-14

7 students completed the Paramedic Certificate Program for the academic year 2013-14.  Fewer than 10 students completed this program.  The number who finished within the normal time  as well as median loan amounts has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

2014-15

11 students completed the Paramedic Certificate Program for the academic year 2014-15.  100% of the students completing the academy did so in normal time.  Of those 11 students, 8 incurred student loan debt to complete the program. This means that 73% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.  For all students completing the program, the median cumulative debt is as follows:

Federal Student Loan Debt: $6500

Private Loan Debt: $0

Institutional Financing Plan Debt: $0

For further information, visit the Paramedic website.

*Our institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for those completing the program.

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