Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic, One-Year Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #2116

Effective May 2017

Division: Allied Health, Nursing, Health, Physical Education and Recreation

The paramedic has an advanced level of knowledge and skills in the field of emergency medicine. The paramedic performs advanced life support measures including cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, starting IVs and administering medications. The paramedic program is accredited by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (OH319). Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

 

The schedule below displays the timeline for the program if taken on a part-time basis. The part-time program has EMSP courses offered in the evening with EMSP 120 offered during the fall semester. This program also has a day-based, accelerated, full-time option in which a student begins EMSB 101 (EMT) course in January, then begins EMSP 120 in the summer and graduates from the paramedic program in December of the same year.

FIRST SEMESTER
BIOG 115BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 1,23
EMSP 119EMS ESSENTIALS 1,32
SDEV 101COLLEGE 101 41
SECOND SEMESTER
EMSP 120INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE 1,39
THIRD SEMESTER
EMSP 121ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE II 1,36
EMSP 122ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE III 1,33
FOURTH SEMESTER
EMSP 123ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE IV 1,36
EMSP 124ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE V 1,33
EMSP 129PARAMEDIC EXTERNSHIP 1,31
Total Hours34
1

Indicates that a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.

2

BIOG 121 and BIOG 122, Anatomy and Physiology I and II may be taken in place of BIOG 115. However, both courses need to be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

3

Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.

4

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required upon entrance into the program.
 
Students who are only interested in being eligible for the Paramedic National Registry, must take:
BIOG 115BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION3
EMSP 119EMS ESSENTIALS2
EMSP 120INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE9
EMSP 121ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE II6
EMSP 122ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE III3
EMSP 123ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE IV6
EMSP 124ADVANCED EMERGENCY CARE V3
EMSP 129PARAMEDIC EXTERNSHIP1
A short-term technical certificate will be awarded to these students.

Program Contact(s):

Dawn Sgro
440-366-7186
dsgro@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising and Counseling Team.

Admission Requirements for Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
  2. Successful correction of all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better.
  3.  Current certified EMT or certified AEMT in Ohio.
  4. Valid State of Ohio driver’s license.
  5. Program application form on file.
  6. Minimum GPA of 2.0 for all college-level coursework completed at any higher education institution.
  7. Have completed BIOG 115 BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION or BIOG 121 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I and BIOG 122 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II with a grade of C or better.

Learn more about Allied Health program requirements