Successful completion of a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
class, whether through EMCC or another community college, is a pre-requisite for enrollment in the Paramedic Program.
Associate's Degree program:
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The Paramedic Program prepares the candidate for service in the out-of-hospital emergency medical setting. Course topics include: Emergency Pharmacology, Cardiology, 12-Lead EKG Interpretation, Invasive procedures, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma and Medical Emergencies. On successful completion of the course candidates will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician examination for Paramedic.
Classroom instruction is comprehensive including a working knowledge of all anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiological processes as well as competency-based instruction in assessment and management skills required for treatment of life-threatening problems in the adult, pediatric, and geriatric patient. Clinical internship requires participation in the care of patients in a hospital emergency department, critical care unit, Intensive Care unit, Labor and Delivery suite, Operating Room, Psychiatric, Pediatric and Geriatric wards. Field Internship is with local Advanced Life Support Ambulance Services in the Golden Triangle area.
The program includes:
- 800 hours classroom (Lecture and Lab)
- 264 hours Clinical (Hospital)
- 240 hours Field (Ambulance)
A student successfully completing the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree from EMCC and be eligible to take the National Registry Exam as an EMT-Paramedic. In order to receive a degree, a student will have to complete one extra semester in addition to the three required for the Paramedic Certificate. This training program is sanctioned by the Mississippi State Board of Health. The course meets or exceeds those standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/U.S. Department of Transportation.
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Students are required to meet the prerequisites. They must then complete the three-semester Paramedic program (all Paramedic classes, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Orientation, Job Search Skills and Microcomputer Apps). Upon successful completion of the program, the Paramedic candidate will receive a certificate which will certify the candidate to take the National Registry exam for Paramedics.