Paramedic Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

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 ( 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

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
or ENG 100 Career English
ENG 102College Composition II3
or ENG 103 Report Writing
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
XXX xxxSocial Science Requirement3
BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 203General Microbiology I4
CHM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry I5
or CHM 105 General Chemistry I
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
PAR 201Principles of Paramedic Technology I8
PAR 202Principles of Paramedic Technology II8
PAR 226Principles of Paramedic Technology III3
PAR 227Principles of Paramedic Technology IV4
PAR 203Pharmacology for Paramedics3
PAR 211Paramedic Laboratory I1
PAR 212Paramedic Laboratory II1
PAR 221Paramedic Clinical I1
PAR 222Paramedic Clinical II2
PAR 228Paramedic Clinical III1
PAR 223Paramedic Internship I1
PAR 224Paramedic Internship II1
PAR 225Paramedic Internship III4
Total Credit Hours69