Paramedic Technology, Associate in Applied Science
This program 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
To contact CoAEMSP:
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.
Program of Study
|Career General Education|
|ENG 101||College Composition I||3|
|or ENG 100||Career English|
|ENG 102||College Composition II||3|
|or ENG 103||Report Writing|
|XXX xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|XXX xxx||Social Science Requirement||3|
|BIO 207||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 208||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BIO 203||General Microbiology I||4|
|CHM 101||Fundamentals of Chemistry I||5|
|or CHM 105||General Chemistry I|
|Physical Education Activity|
|Select 2 credit hours||2|
|PAR 201||Principles of Paramedic Technology I||8|
|PAR 202||Principles of Paramedic Technology II||8|
|PAR 226||Principles of Paramedic Technology III||3|
|PAR 227||Principles of Paramedic Technology IV||4|
|PAR 203||Pharmacology for Paramedics||3|
|PAR 211||Paramedic Laboratory I||1|
|PAR 212||Paramedic Laboratory II||1|
|PAR 221||Paramedic Clinical I||1|
|PAR 222||Paramedic Clinical II||2|
|PAR 228||Paramedic Clinical III||1|
|PAR 223||Paramedic Internship I||1|
|PAR 224||Paramedic Internship II||1|
|PAR 225||Paramedic Internship III||4|
|Total Credit Hours||69|