Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

One-Year Technical Certificate

Automobile accident injuries, heart attacks, near drownings, unscheduled childbirths, poisonings and gunshot wounds all demand urgent medical attention. Paramedics give immediate care and often transport the sick or injured to medical facilities. Paramedics determine the nature and extent of a patient’s injuries or illness while also trying to determine whether the patient has epilepsy, diabetes or other pre-existing medical conditions.

Following strict guidelines, they give appropriate emergency care. They perform basic emergency skills to open airways, restore breathing, control bleeding, treat for shock, administer oxygen, immobilize fractures, bandage wounds, assist in childbirth, manage emotionally disturbed patients, treat and assist heart attack victims, give initial care to poison and burn victims and use automated external defibrillators to assist in the care of patients experiencing cardiac arrest. They may use manual defibrillators to give lifesaving shocks to a stopped heart or use advanced airway techniques and equipment to assist patient’s experiencing respiratory emergencies, as well as use other intensive care procedures.


***NEW SPRING 2016 - Accelerated Paramedic Program***

Begin your EMT course in January 2016 and Graduate in December of 2016!  This program gets you the paramedic certification that you need 6 months earlier than the traditional courses.  For more information, please contact Dawn Sgro at dsgro@lorainccc.edu or 440-366-7186.    


LCCC offers two ways to earn your Paramedic Certification
For students attending part-time, we offer courses in the evening.  In this one-year program, students begin the program with EMSP 120 during the fall semester and graduate after the following summer semester.  Students must be an EMT and have completed BIOL 115 or BIOL 121 & 122 before beginning EMSP 120.

For students attending full-time, we offer an accelerated day-based program.  In this seven-month program, students begin EMSP 120 in the summer and graduate from the Paramedic program in December of the same year. To speed the process even more, pair this program with the accelerated EMT course (EMSB 101 ) that begins in January. In the accelerated EMT course, Students can earn their EMT certification in just 10 weeks and then begin their EMS career working as an EMT while pursuing their Paramedic Certification.

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