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C.C., Paramedic Technology Certificate

Certificate Type: C.C.
Major Code: PARMD-CC
CIP: 0351090405
Former CIP: 0317020600

This is a three-semester (42 credit hours) program of classroom lecture, practical skills laboratory and patient clinical experience designed to prepare an individual for employment as a paramedic. The curriculum encompasses the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation's National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. The practical skills laboratory includes application practice and performance evaluation in simulated patient care situations. The clinical application provides patient care opportunities with pre-hospital emergency care providers and in-hospital settings.

This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. All Paramedic students must submit a National Criminal Background check and complete the PERT examination prior to the start of the program unless exempted by the Counseling and Educational Planning Department. Students must not have been convicted of a crime as listed in the EMS student handbook available in the EMS Department. All courses within the Paramedic Program must be completed in the proper sequence during one calendar year. Successful completion of all courses within the Paramedic Program with an overall grade "C" (80 percent) in each course, qualifies students to complete the State of Florida Paramedic certification examination administered by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance.

This is a limited-access program. Candidates must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Submit a completed EMS Paramedic application;
  • Submit proof of age (minimum 18 years of age);
  • Provide an official transcript(s) indicating successful completion of a standard high school program or equivalent;
  • Complete the Post-secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) and achieve the following scores: Reading - 104 or higher, Sentence Skills - 99 or higher, Algebra or exemption - 113 or higher;
  • Have earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher;
  • Attend an information session;
  • Possess a current Florida EMT certification or proof of successful completion of a Florida EMT program; and
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screening exam.

Priority will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Current employment with an EMS or hospital provider;
  • An Associate degree or higher;
  • Healthcare experience; and/or
  • Have obtained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Major Courses
Not availableEMS2603Paramedic I
This course presents the objectives contained in Modules I, II and III of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. Topics studied include roles and responsibilities, medical legal issues, well-being of the paramedic, illness and injury prevention, ethics, medical terminology review, patient assessment, airway management, venous access and medication administration, therapeutic communications, life span development, pathophysiology, management of shock and general pharmacology. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of EMS program manager is required. This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms.
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Not availableEMS2603LParamedic I Laboratory
This course presents the objectives contained in Division I, II and III of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. Topics studied include illness and injury prevention, medical terminology review, patient assessment, airway management, venous access and medication administration, therapeutic communications, management of shock and general pharmacology. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of EMS program manager is required. This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableEMS2604Paramedic II
This course presents the objectives contained in Modules IV and V of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. Topics studied include the following medical emergencies: cardiology, pulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, allergies, gastroenterology, renal, toxicology, hematology, environmental conditions, communicable diseases, gynecology, obstetrics and psychiatric emergencies. The following trauma emergencies include burns, spinal, thoracic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, head, facial, soft tissue, hemorrhage and shock. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of EMS program manager is required. This course is offered in the Spring and Summer terms.
4
AvailableEMS2604LParamedic II Laboratory
This course presents the objectives contained in Modules IV and V of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. The laboratory will focus on cardiovascular, respiratory and traumatic emergencies, enabling students to practice the associated treatment modalities. Topics studied include the following treatment of medical emergencies: cardiology, pulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, allergies, gastroenterology, renal, toxicology, hematology, environmental conditions, communicable diseases, gynecology, obstetrics and psychiatric emergencies. The following trauma emergency treatments include burns, spinal, thoracic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, head, facial, soft tissue hemorrhage and shock. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of EMS program manager is required. This course is offered in the Spring and Summer terms. Lab fee required.
4
AvailableEMS2605Paramedic III
The course presents the objectives contained in Modules VI, VII and VIII of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. Topics studied include the following: neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, abuse and assault, patients with special challenges, acute interventions for the chronic care patient, assessment based management, ambulance operations, medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents and crime scene awareness. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of EMS program manager is required. This course is offered in the Summer and Fall terms. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableEMS2605LParamedic III Laboratory
This course presents the objectives contained in Modules VI, VII and VIII of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. Topics studied include the following: emergency treatment techniques for neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, abuse and assault, patients with special challenges, acute interventions for the chronic care patient, assessment-based management, ambulance operations, medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents and crime scene awareness. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of EMS program manager is required. This course is offered in the Summer and Fall terms. Lab fee required.
3
Support Courses
Not availableEMS2647Advanced Airway Management
This course presents the objectives contained in the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic for advanced airway techniques and the anesthesia rotation. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient, focusing on advanced airway techniques. This course is a combination of classroom work, laboratory exercises and an anesthesia rotation. Students will be allowed to practice advanced endotracheal intubation patient care and the course offers the students opportunities to demonstrate competency in the skills learned in the Paramedic II Laboratory. Students will be assigned to a specific operating room to perform endotracheal intubation under the direct supervision of an anesthesiologist. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. All Paramedic students must submit to a National Criminal Background check prior to beginning any clinical rotations. Students must not have been convicted of a crime as listed in the EMS student handbook available in the EMS department. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of the EMS Program Manager is required to repeat the course. This course is offered in the Spring and Summer terms. This is one component (course) of a limited-access program. Lab fee required.
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AvailableEMS2659Paramedic Field Internship
This course presents the objectives contained in Modules I through VIII of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course allows students to correlate all of the didactic background in the paramedic course with advanced patient care and offers the students opportunities to demonstrate competency in the skills learned in all of the Paramedic Laboratories. Students will be assigned to specific fire departments to complete 192 hours of field ride time. Students will perform various emergency medical modalities and procedures under the direct supervision of a paramedic preceptor. This course will focus on all treatment modalities as final preparation for the state certification examination and a career as a paramedic. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. All Paramedic students must submit to a National Criminal Background check prior to beginning any clinical rotations. Students must not have been convicted of a crime as listed in the EMS student handbook available in the EMS department. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of the EMS Program Manager is required to repeat the course. This course is offered in the Summer and Fall terms. This is one component (course) of a limited-access program.
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Not availableEMS2666Paramedic I Clinical
This course presents the objectives contained in Modules I, II and III of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. This course allows students to correlate didactic background with basic patient care and offers the student opportunities to demonstrate competency in the skills learned in the Paramedic I Laboratory. Students are assigned to specific agencies to perform various emergency medical modalities and procedures under the direct supervision of a paramedic, nurse or physician. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. All Paramedic students must submit to a National Criminal Background check prior to beginning any clinical rotations. Students must not have been convicted of a crime as listed in the EMS student handbook available in the EMS department. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of the EMS Program Manager is required to repeat the course. This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms. This is one component (course) of a limited-access program. Lab fee required.
5
AvailableEMS2667Paramedic II Clinical
This course presents the objectives contained in Modules IV and V of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. This course allows students to correlate didactic background with basic patient care and offers the student opportunities to demonstrate competency in the skills learned in the Paramedic II Laboratory. Students are assigned to specific agencies to perform various emergency medical modalities and procedures under the direct supervision of a paramedic, nurse or physician. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. All Paramedic students must submit to a National Criminal Background check prior to beginning any clinical rotations. Students must not have been convicted of a crime as listed in the EMS student handbook available in the EMS department. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of the EMS Program Manager is required to repeat the course. This course is offered in the Spring and Summer terms. This is one component (course) of a limited-access program. Lab fee required.
5
AvailableEMS2668Paramedic III Clinical
This course presents the objectives contained in Modules VI, VII and VIII of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. This course allows students to correlate didactic background with basic patient care and offers the student opportunities to demonstrate competency in the skills learned in the Paramedic II and III Laboratories. Students are assigned to specific agencies to perform various emergency medical modalities and procedures under the direct supervision of a paramedic, nurse or physician. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" (80 percent grade average) or higher to continue in the Paramedic program. All Paramedic students must submit to a National Criminal Background check prior to beginning any clinical rotations. Students must not have been convicted of a crime as listed in the EMS student handbook available in the EMS department. This course may be repeated one time. Permission of the EMS Program Manager is required to repeat the course. This course is offered in the Summer and Fall terms. This is one component (course) of a limited-access program. Lab fee required.
2
AvailableBSC1020Human Biology
This course provides an introduction to scientific inquiry in relationship to the human body, its systems and basic functions with emphasis on homeostatic mechanisms. The structure and function of cells, tissues and organ systems will be investigated. Designed for non-science majors. This course does not fulfill the credit requirements for Biology majors.
3
or
AvailableBSC2093CAnatomy and Physiology I
This is the first part of a two-semester course that investigates in detail the structure and function of humans. The course is primarily designed for students of healthcare professions, biology or physical education. We will utilize a "system" approach, examining each organ system at the cellular, tissue, organ and system levels and discuss interactions with other systems. Emphasis will be placed on the homeostatic rather than the dysfunctional individual. Lab fee required.
4
and
AvailableBSC2094CAnatomy and Physiology II
This course is the second part of a two-semester course that investigates the structure and function of humans. The course is designed for students of healthcare professions, biology or physical education. We utilize a "systems" approach, examining each organ system at the cellular, tissue, organ and system levels and discuss interactions with other systems. Emphasis will be placed on homeostatic rather than dysfunctional individuals. Lab fee required.
4
Total Credits:42

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.