Paramedic Technology, Certificate of Proficiency

Forest Park

Paramedic Technology 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

Program of Study

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 244Special Patients2
PAR 245Paramedic Skills II2
PAR 241EMS Seminar3
PAR 243Field Internship4
Total Credit Hours40