The Paramedic program is composed of courses that prepare students to function in an advanced life-support capacity emergency medical service position in the pre-hospital environment. The paramedic courses include classroom instruction, hospital rotations with emphasis on emergency department experience, and emergency ambulance experience. The paramedic program prepares the completer to use invasive skills, such as establishment of peripheral intravenous lines including external jugular cannulation, endotracheal intubation, drug administration by various routes, intraosseous infusions, electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm identification, 12 lead ECG interpretation, defibrillation and cardioversion, noninvasive cardiac pacing, and chest decompression. Skills lab time also includes a cadaver lab, vehicle extrication day, helicopter landing zone class and wilderness rescue/tactical EMS field day.
Upon completion of the Paramedic program, you will be prepared to take the National Registry Exam for Paramedic.
Paramedic: To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic level.
Cognitive Objective: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical information and related topics, relevant to the practice of pre-hospital emergency medical care.
Psychomotor Objective: Upon successful completion of the program, the student will demonstrate an ability to competently and proficiently perform all paramedic level skills.
Affective Objective: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate attitudes and behaviors consistent with the ethics and professionalism expected of paramedics.
For general information, call 972-860-7869 or e-mail bhcHHServices@dcccd.edu.
Paramedic faculty/Dual Credit Coordinator