PARAMEDIC

A.A.S. DEGREE

Description
This two-year associate in applied science degree program is intended for students interested in preparing for a career at the highest level of emergency medical services care - the paramedic.
Admission requirements for the program include current New York State Emergency Medical Technician Certification (available through successful completion of EMS 110). The certification sequence begins each January.  Candidates for the program are reviewed beginning each September.
The program includes a very structured  New York State Paramedic Certification sequence which includes classroom, hospital clinical hours, and field internships. Upon completion of the sequence, graduates will be eligible to sit for the New York State Health Department certification examination as EMT - Paramedic.  Students wishing to obtain certification may also apply for the Paramedic Certificate program.
The MCC Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Professions (www.caahep.org) and authorized by the New York State Department of Health.
Students interested in the degree should contact the EMS Program staff at 753-3710 to discuss the requirements for admission to the program.
(Housed in PSTF)


Program Learning Outcomes
1) Perform a comprehensive patient assessment
2) Deliver medications according to protocols
3) Deliver life-saving interventions according to protocols
4) Manage patient care while providing safe transportation to appropriate medical facilities
5) Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences which could include: patients families/friends or other public safety and medical professionals
6) Apply knowledge acquired from the program's general education requirements in a variety of non-clinical roles such as management education etc.


Requirements for Program Entrance
Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or Math 098 at MCC). EMT Certification. Competitive admission - please contact the EMS Department at 585-753-3712 regarding current admissions criteria.


      Distribution Requirements
      Credit Hours
    FIRST SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
    EMS 171 Critical Trauma Care 1
    EMS 239 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience I 5
    EMS 270 Introduction to Paramedicine12
    TOTAL
    18


    SECOND SEMESTER: 24 Credit Hours
    EMS 236 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
    EMS 240 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience II 7
    EMS 246 Advanced Pediatric Care 1
    EMS 271 Medical Care in Paramedicine 8
    EMS 272 Advanced Trauma Issues in Paramedicine 7
    TOTAL
    24


    THIRD SEMESTER: 12 Credit Hours
    MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher 3
    BIO 133 Human Biology 3
      ENG 101 College Composition OR
      ENG 200 Advanced Composition
      3
      SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE
      3
    TOTAL
    12
    FOURTH SEMESTER: 10 Credit Hours
      PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
      3
      HUMANITIES ELECTIVE*
      3
      LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE**
      3
      PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE**
      1
    TOTAL
    10


      TOTAL CREDITS
      64

    * SPC 144 or SPA 141 are recommended.
    ** HED 115 or PEC 253 are recommended.