Paramedic Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

Paramedic Technology, Associate of Applied Science prepares students for positions as emergency medical technicians-paramedics. Paramedics are skilled in patient assessment and recognition of diagnostic signs and symptoms of major injuries and illnesses. They learn to use ambulance, rescue vehicle and hospital emergency room equipment to provide high-level emergency medical care and stabilize emergency patients. Paramedics also are trained to provide advanced life support to include fluid and drug therapy, as well as the performance of some essential emergency surgical techniques under the written or oral orders of licensed physicians.

Persons interested in this program should have maturity in dealing with others as well as co-workers. They should have good manual dexterity and physical coordination for carrying, lifting, extricating, climbing, hoisting, etc. In addition, they should be able to give as well as receive written and oral directions and instruction and have good vision and visual color discrimination in examination of patients for determining diagnostic signs requiring immediate treatment.

Graduates are eligible to sit for state and national licensing boards. Positions are available with ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals, emergency communications centers and industrial medical and safety departments.

The St. Louis Community College Paramedic Technology 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).

To contact CAAHEP:

1361 Park St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
Telephone:  727-210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Pkwy.
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Telephone:  214-703-8445
Fax 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. use Advanced Life Support equipment.
  2. provide age appropriate care as it relates to emergency medicine.
  3. administer proper patient care.
  4. perform patient care assessments.
  5. plan the patient's treatment based upon the assessment.
  6. demonstrate competent entry level Paramedic skills in laboratory and scenario settings.

Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
or ENG 100 Career English
ENG 102College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3
or ENG 103 Report Writing
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3
SOC 100The Sociology of Human Relations3
or PSY 200 General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
BIO 203General Microbiology I4
BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 100L)5
or CHM 105 General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
PAR 233EMS Foundations1
PAR 234EMS Pharmacology3
PAR 235Paramedic Skills I2
PAR 221Paramedic Clinical I3
PAR 236EMS Pathophysiology2
PAR 237Pulmonology2
PAR 238Cardiology4
PAR 239Trauma3
PAR 240EMS Operations2
PAR 222Paramedic Clinical II3
PAR 242Medical Care4
PAR 245Paramedic Skills II2
PAR 241EMS Seminar3
PAR 243Field Internship4
PAR 244Special Patients2
Total Credit Hours71
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BIO 207 Anatomy and Physiology I (MOTR LIFS 150LAP)4BIO 111 with grade of "C" or better; or one year of high school biology and chemistry (with labs) within previous five years of registration date; or permission of the department chairperson of Biology and Reading Proficiency.
SOC 100 The Sociology of Human Relations
or General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
3Reading Proficiency.
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
or Career English
3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
Credit Hours13
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PAR 233 EMS Foundations1Admission to Paramedic Program and Reading Proficiency.
PAR 234 EMS Pharmacology3 Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency. Corequisite: PAR 235.
PAR 235 Paramedic Skills I2Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency. Corequisite: PAR 234.
PAR 221 Paramedic Clinical I3Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency.
PAR 236 EMS Pathophysiology2Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency.
PAR 242 Medical Care4Admission to Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency.
PAR 237 Pulmonology2Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PAR 239 Trauma3PAR 234, PAR 235, PAR 236, PAR 242 and Reading Proficiency.
PAR 240 EMS Operations2PAR 234, PAR 235, PAR 236, PAR 237, PAR 242 or by permission of the program director and Reading Proficiency.
PAR 238 Cardiology4PAR 234, PAR 235, PAR 236, PAR 237, PAR 242, or by permission of the program director, and Reading Proficiency.
PAR 222 Paramedic Clinical II3PAR 221 and Reading Proficiency.
PAR 245 Paramedic Skills II2PAR 234, PAR 235, PAR 236, PAR 237, PAR 242, or by permission of the program director, and Reading Proficiency. Co-requisite: PAR 244.
PAR 244 Special Patients2Admission to Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency. Co-requisite: PAR 245.
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PAR 241 EMS Seminar3PAR 233, PAR 238, PAR 239, PAR 240, PAR 222, PAR 245, PAR 244, and Reading Proficiency.
PAR 243 Field Internship4Admission to Paramedic program, PAR 233, PAR 234, PAR 235, PAR 236, PAR 237, PAR 238, PAR 239, PAR 240, PAR 242, PAR 244, PAR 221, PAR 222, PAR 245, and Reading Proficiency. Co-requisite: PAR 241.
BIO 203 General Microbiology I4BIO 111 with grade of "C" or better; or one year of high school biology and chemistry (with labs) within previous five years of registration date; or permission of the department chairperson of Biology and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours11
Third Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
CHM 101 Fundamentals of Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 100L)
or General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)
5MTH 030 with a minimum grade of "C", placement into MTH 140 or higher on the Math placement test and Reading Proficiency.
BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology II4BIO 207 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
Physical Education Elective2 One credit must be activity
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours71

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