Paramedic Certificate

Students who complete the program are eligible to be certified by the National Registry as a Paramedic. Emphasis is on managing medical emergencies including patient assessment, medical‐legal issues, airway management, fluid therapy and pharmacology, geriatric care and management of respiratory emergencies, assessment and management of cardiac emergencies as well as assessment and advanced management of trauma.

North Central State College partners with the Central Ohio EMS Training Center to provide this medical certification. This certificate can be applied towards a Health Services Technology Associate Degree.

The program is held at the Central Ohio EMS Training Center located in Lexington, Ohio.

Required Courses

Courses

EMTP 1010 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

This class is designed to serve as the initial basic emergency care training program which directly follows the National Standard Curriculum and concludes with Ohio State Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Emphasis is on accurate observations, evaluation of emergency situations, effective communications with the medical network, and high skill proficiency. This class also serves as a required building block to the Paramedic classes. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 6

EMTP 2030 - EMT Paramedic

This course provides theory and skills at the EMT-Paramedic level for managing medical emergencies including patient assessment, medico-legal issues, airway management, fluid therapy and pharmacology, geriatric care and management of respiratory emergencies, assessment and management of cardiac emergencies including rhythm interpretation and dysrhythmia treatment modalities as well as assessment and advanced management of trauma. Also included is management of obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric emergencies. In-hospital training and field internship are included. Successful completion of this course includes certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This course is designed to prepare the student for National Registry Testing. The Paramedic Program is broken into three Phases: Didactic, Clinical, and Field Internship. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 6
Practicum Hours: 7
Required Prerequisite Course: Take EMTP 1010, BIOL 1730 and have current Health Care Provider CPR Certification.

EMTP 2031 - EMT Paramedic

This course is a continuation of EMTP 2030 and provides theory and skills at the EMT-Paramedic level for managing medical emergencies including patient assessment, medico-legal issues, airway management, fluid therapy and pharmacology, geriatric care and management of respiratory emergencies, assessment and management of cardiac emergencies including rhythm interpretation and dysrhythmia treatment modalities as well as assessment and advanced management of trauma. Also included is management of obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric emergencies. In-hospital training and field internship are included. Successful completion of this course includes certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This course is designed to prepare the student for National Registry Testing. The Paramedic Program is broken into three Phases: Didactic, Clinical, and Field Internship. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Practicum Hours: 14
Required Prerequisite Course: Take EMTP 1010 EMTP 2030

EMTP 2032 - EMT Paramedic

This course is a continuation of EMTP 2031 and provides theory and skills at the EMT-Paramedic level for managing medical emergencies including patient assessment, medico-legal issues, airway management, fluid therapy and pharmacology, geriatric care and management of respiratory emergencies, assessment and management of cardiac emergencies including rhythm interpretation and dysrhythmia treatment modalities as well as assessment and advanced management of trauma. Also included is management of obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric emergencies. In-hospital training and field internship are included. Successful completion of this course includes certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This course is designed to prepare the student for National Registry Testing. The Paramedic Program is broken into three Phases: Didactic, Clinical, and Field Internship. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 6
Practicum Hours: 7
Required Prerequisite Course: Take EMTP 2031

EMTP 2033 - EMT Paramedic

This class is designed to demonstrate to the student all the aspects and components of a typical Emergency medical Service (EMS) system. This class will include the legislative aspects and laws affecting the EMS practice, medical control and accountability affecting the practice of EMS systems, communications and technology involved with the practice of EMS systems, and an overall description of numerous functioning EMS Systems. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take EMTP 2032

Total Credit Hours: 27