PARAMEDIC
A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
Department: Public Safety Training Center

CIP Code: 51.0904

MCC Program Code: EM01

NYSED Code (BRI): 21706

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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.
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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.

Employment Potential

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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 RequirementsCredit Hours
HUMANITIES: 6 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE*3
Total6
SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE: 6 Credit Hours
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology3
SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE3
Total6
LIBERAL ARTS: 3 Credit Hours
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE**3
Total3
MATHEMATICS/NATURAL SCIENCES: 6-7 Credit Hours
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher3-4
BIO 133 Human Biology3
Total6-7
PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATION REQUIRED COURSES: 42 Credit Hours
EMS 171 Critical Trauma Care1
EMS 236 Advanced Cardiac Life Support1
EMS 239 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience I5
EMS 240 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience II7
EMS 246 Advanced Pediatric Care1
EMS 270 Introduction to Paramedicine12
EMS 271 Medical Care in Paramedicine8
EMS 272 Advanced Trauma Issues in Paramedicine7
Total42
PUBLIC SAFETY COURSES: 1 Credit Hour
PST 130 Public Safety Incident Management1
Total1
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION: 2 Credit Hours
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION**2
Total2
TOTAL CREDITS66-67

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