What skills do students learn in this program?
The Paramedicine (Paramedic) Technology diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field. The program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. The program curriculum contains the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide students with knowledge of patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level.
What types of students thrive in the program and in this career field? Those who:
- like helping others
- are compassionate
- are detailed oriented
- enjoy working in a fast-paced, critical and challenging environment
- want to make a difference in patient survival in emergency settings
- can manage considerable kneeling, bending and heavy lifting and working irregular hours
What types of jobs are available to graduates of this program? Where can they work?
Students entering this field can work in hospitals, ambulances, fire departments and in healthcare clinics.