Emergency Medical Services Paramedic

Certificate (CERT)

Overview

The EMS Program offers both academic and workforce (continuing education) training designed to prepare those who plan to work in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine as an EMS provider, firefighter, industrial medical technician, safety technician, law enforcement or other areas in public services.

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What Will I learn?

Upon successful completion of this these classes, graduates are prepared for the certifying exam for paramedics, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The paramedic classes represents the upper level in EMS training. Only students who are already certified at the EMT-Basic level or Advanced EMT are eligible to enroll in this course, which prepares them to earn certification at the paramedic level. The paramedic courses introduces more advanced concepts and techniques, such as advanced airway support, administering IVs, recognition and emergency treatment of cardiovascular diseases, recognition and treatment of emergency medical diseases, recognition and emergency treatment of trauma related injuries, recognition and emergency treatment of complicated out of hospital child birth, recognition and treatment of emergency respiratory complications, and administering of emergency medications. The paramedic classes include hours in the classroom, lab, and simulation, clinical and filed settings.
 
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What Can You Do With This Degree?

Professional paramedics are at the forefront of the first-responders with advanced Emergency Medical Service training who jump into action when people need immediate emergency medical assistance. They care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. Paramedics respond to emergency calls– performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. It is physically strenuous and can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.

Degree Requirements

Upon successful completion of this these classes, graduates are prepared for the certifying exam for paramedics, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The paramedic classes represents the upper level in EMS training. Only students who are already certified at the EMT-Basic level or Advanced EMT are eligible to enroll in this course, which prepares them to earn certification at the paramedic level.
 

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Program Credits: 15
Lecture Hours: 10
Lab Hours: 18

Admissions Requirements

High School Diploma or GED, TSI complete in all areas, 10 panel or greater urine drug screen, Texas DPS background check, Record of inoculations, Influenza inoculation, Adult Physical Examination, Emergency Medical Technician or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification.

Tuition and Fees

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Meet Your Instructors

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James A Welch

Emergency Medical Technology Program Director
Multipurpose Building, Room 245
(409) 839-2087
jawelch@lit.edu