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 stlcc.edu/enroll.
Program of Study
|Career General Education|
|ENG 101||College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)||3|
|or ENG 100||Career English|
|ENG 102||College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)||3|
|or ENG 103||Report Writing|
|XXX xxx||Missouri State 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||4|
|BIO 208||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHM 101||Fundamentals of Chemistry I||5|
|or CHM 105||General Chemistry I|
|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|