Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic, One-Year Technical Certificate

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Curriculum Code #2116

Effective May 2019

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

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, and administering medications. The Paramedic program is accredited at the state and national level by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (OH 319). 

The Lorain County Community College Paramedic Program (#600799) 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).

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 courses beginning in the spring semester and continuing through summer and fall semester.  This program also has a day based, accelerated, full-time format with courses held during the day.  The full-time format begins in fall and completes in spring semester.  

SEMESTER 1
EMSP 126BODY SYSTEMS AND TERMINOLOGY FOR THE PARAMEDIC 13
EMSP 127PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CONCEPTS I 1, 21
EMSP 131PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - FUNDAMENTALS 1, 23
EMSP 132PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - PROCEDURES 1, 23
SDEV 101COLLEGE 101 41
SEMESTER 2
EMSP 128PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CONCEPTS II 1, 23
EMSP 133PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CARDIAC EMERGENCIES 1, 24
EMSP 134PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - MEDICAL EMERGENCIES 1, 23
SEMESTER 3
EMSP 135PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - TRAUMA EMERGENCIES 1, 24
EMSP 136PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - SPECIALTY POPULATIONS 1, 24
EMSP 137PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CAPSTONE 22
Total Hours31
  • Current State of Ohio certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)  is required upon entrance to the program
  • 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 the following:
EMSP 126BODY SYSTEMS AND TERMINOLOGY FOR THE PARAMEDIC3
EMSP 127PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CONCEPTS I1
EMSP 128PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CONCEPTS II3
EMSP 131PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - FUNDAMENTALS3
EMSP 132PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - PROCEDURES3
EMSP 133PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CARDIAC EMERGENCIES4
EMSP 134PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - MEDICAL EMERGENCIES3
EMSP 135PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - TRAUMA EMERGENCIES4
EMSP 136PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - SPECIALTY POPULATIONS4
EMSP 137PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CAPSTONE2
A certificate of completion 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 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.

More program information can be found on our website.

Program Learning Outcomes

The goal of the LCCC Paramedic Program is to prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Upon successful completion of the Paramedic Program, the learner will:

  1. comprehend, interpret and evaluate data collected from the thorough assessment of a patient and situation as expected from an entry level paramedic
  2. recommend appropriate therapeutic procedures and make sound patient care judgements as expected from an entry level paramedic
  3. demonstrate technical proficiency in procedures within the scope of an entry level paramedic
  4. display professional behaviors consistent with employer and community expectations of an entry level paramedic.