Paramedic Technology, Associate in Applied Science
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
To contact CoAEMSP:
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:
- use Advanced Life Support equipment.
- provide age appropriate care as it relates to emergency medicine.
- administer proper patient care.
- perform patient care assessments.
- plan the patient's treatment based upon the assessment.
- demonstrate competent entry level Paramedic skills in laboratory and scenario settings.
Program of Study
|Career General Education|
|ENG 101||College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)||3|
|or ENG 100|
|ENG 102||College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)||3|
|or ENG 103||Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)|
|XXX xxx||Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement||3|
|SOC 100||The Sociology of Human Relations||3|
|or PSY 200||General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)|
|BIO 203||General Microbiology I||4|
|BIO 207||Anatomy and Physiology I (MOTR LIFS 150LAP)||4|
|BIO 208||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHM 101||Fundamentals of Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 100L)||5|
|or CHM 105||General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)|
|Physical Education Activity|
|Select 2 credit hours||2|
|PAR 233||EMS Foundations||1|
|PAR 234||EMS Pharmacology||3|
|PAR 235||Paramedic Skills I||2|
|PAR 221||Paramedic Clinical I||3|
|PAR 236||EMS Pathophysiology||2|
|PAR 240||EMS Operations||2|
|PAR 222||Paramedic Clinical II||3|
|PAR 242||Medical Care||4|
|PAR 245||Paramedic Skills II||2|
|PAR 241||EMS Seminar||3|
|PAR 243||Field Internship||4|
|PAR 244||Special Patients||2|
|Total Credit Hours||71|
|BIO 207||Anatomy and Physiology I (MOTR LIFS 150LAP)||4||BIO 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.|
or PSY 200
| The Sociology of Human Relations|
or General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
or ENG 100
| College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)|
|3||ENG 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 Requirement||3|
|PAR 233||EMS Foundations||1||Admission to Paramedic Program and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 234||EMS Pharmacology||3||Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency. Corequisite: PAR 235.|
|PAR 235||Paramedic Skills I||2||Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency. Corequisite: PAR 234.|
|PAR 221||Paramedic Clinical I||3||Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 236||EMS Pathophysiology||2||Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 242||Medical Care||4||Admission to Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 237||Pulmonology||2||Admission to the Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 239||Trauma||3||PAR 234, PAR 235, PAR 236, PAR 242 and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 240||EMS Operations||2||PAR 234, PAR 235, PAR 236, PAR 237, PAR 242 or by permission of the program director and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 238||Cardiology||4||PAR 234, PAR 235, PAR 236, PAR 237, PAR 242, or by permission of the program director, and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 222||Paramedic Clinical II||3||PAR 221 and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 245||Paramedic Skills II||2||PAR 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 Patients||2||Admission to Paramedic program and Reading Proficiency. Co-requisite: PAR 245.|
|PAR 241||EMS Seminar||3||PAR 233, PAR 238, PAR 239, PAR 240, PAR 222, PAR 245, PAR 244, and Reading Proficiency.|
|PAR 243||Field Internship||4||Admission 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 I||4||BIO 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.|
| College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)|
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
|3||ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval and Reading Proficiency.|
| Fundamentals of Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 100L)|
or General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)
|5||MTH 030 or MTH 050 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 II||4||BIO 207 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.|
|Physical Education Elective||2||One credit must be activity|
|Total Credit Hours||71|
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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.
*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice. Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.