Dec 04, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Paramedic Certificate


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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Allied Health Careers
HEGIS: 5299
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Paramedic program prepares students for careers as paramedics, the most advanced pre-hospital EMS provider. In addition to certification by the New York State Department of Health, paramedic students have the opportunity to become Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedics (NREMT-P).

Graduate Outcomes 2020


Results on National Registry or NYS Written Exam 100%
Retention Rates 46%
Positive Job Placement 100%

 

Accreditation Disclosure Statement


The Westchester Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org   

To contact CoAEMSP: 

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Program Learning Outcome


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate entry-level cognitive competence as a Paramedic as defined by accreditation standards.
  2. Demonstrate entry-level psychomotor competence as a Paramedic as defined by accreditation standards.
  3. Demonstrate entry-level affective competence as a Paramedic as defined by accreditation standards.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
EMS 115     3  
EMS 121      

4

 
EMS 122   5  
         
         
Semester Total Credits     12  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
EMS 221   10  
Semester Total Credits     10  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
EMS 222   10  
Semester Total Credits     10  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
EMS 231   8  
Semester Total Credits     8  

 

Minimum Total Credits: 40

Gainful Employment Disclosure


For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed this program, and other important information please visit Paramedic Certificate - GE Disclosure. For an overview of all gainful employment disclosures at Westchester Community College, visit www.sunywcc.edu/gainfulemployment

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