Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic, One-Year Technical Certificate
Curriculum Code #2116
Effective May 2019
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.
|EMSP 126||BODY SYSTEMS AND TERMINOLOGY FOR THE PARAMEDIC 1||3|
|EMSP 127||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CONCEPTS I 1, 2||1|
|EMSP 131||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - FUNDAMENTALS 1, 2||3|
|EMSP 132||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - PROCEDURES 1, 2||3|
|SDEV 101||COLLEGE 101 4||1|
|EMSP 128||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CONCEPTS II 1, 2||3|
|EMSP 133||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CARDIAC EMERGENCIES 1, 2||4|
|EMSP 134||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - MEDICAL EMERGENCIES 1, 2||3|
|EMSP 135||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - TRAUMA EMERGENCIES 1, 2||4|
|EMSP 136||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - SPECIALTY POPULATIONS 1, 2||4|
|EMSP 137||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CAPSTONE 2||2|
Indicates that a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.
Indicates that this course has a concurrent or prerequisite.
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.
- 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.
|EMSP 126||BODY SYSTEMS AND TERMINOLOGY FOR THE PARAMEDIC||3|
|EMSP 127||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CONCEPTS I||1|
|EMSP 128||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CONCEPTS II||3|
|EMSP 131||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - FUNDAMENTALS||3|
|EMSP 132||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - PROCEDURES||3|
|EMSP 133||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CARDIAC EMERGENCIES||4|
|EMSP 134||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - MEDICAL EMERGENCIES||3|
|EMSP 135||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - TRAUMA EMERGENCIES||4|
|EMSP 136||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - SPECIALTY POPULATIONS||4|
|EMSP 137||PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - CAPSTONE||2|
For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.
Admission Requirements for Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
- Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
- Successful correction of all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better.
- Current certified EMT or certified AEMT in Ohio.
- Valid State of Ohio driver’s license.
- Program application form on file.
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 for all college-level coursework completed at any higher education institution.
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:
- comprehend, interpret and evaluate data collected from the thorough assessment of a patient and situation as expected from an entry level paramedic
- recommend appropriate therapeutic procedures and make sound patient care judgements as expected from an entry level paramedic
- demonstrate technical proficiency in procedures within the scope of an entry level paramedic
- display professional behaviors consistent with employer and community expectations of an entry level paramedic.