Emergency Medical Services/ Paramedic

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

One Year Technical Certificate - Curriculum Code 2116

The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic has an advanced level of knowledge and skills in the field of emergency medicine. The EMTP performs advanced life support measures including cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, starting IVs and administering medications. The EMTP program is accredited by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (OH 319). Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

For more information about this certificate, please contact Dawn Sgro at 440-366-7186 or dsgro@lorainccc.edu.

Career information for this program

  • Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic) Program Details
Fall Semester
ALHN 110 Medical Terminology 3
BIOG 115 Body Structure and Function **< 3
EMSP 120 Introduction to Advanced
Emergency Care >**
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester
EMSP 121 Advanced Emergency Care II >** 6
EMSP 122 Advanced Emergency Care III >** 3
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
Summer Semester
EMSP 123 Advanced Emergency Care IV >** 6
EMSP 124 Advanced Emergency Care V > 3
PSYH 151 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total Credit Hours: 40

1. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required upon entrance into the program.
2. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
3. ** Indicates that a grade of "C" (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.
4. < 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.
5. Students who are only interested in being eligible for the Paramedic National Registry, must take BIOG 115, EMSP 120, 121, 122, 123 and 124. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to these students.
6. Must be currently certified as an EMT-B in the State of Ohio.
7. ^ 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.
8. Students who begin the program in August (enroll in EMSP 120 in the fall semester), will take EMSP 121 and EMSP 122 in the spring semester and EMSP 123 and EMSP 124 in the 10 week summer semester. Those who begin in January, will take EMSP 121 during the 10 week summer, EMSP 122 during the 1st 5 weeks of the fall semester and EMSP 123 and EMSP 124 during the last 10 weeks of the fall semester.

Established    September 1983
Revised         July 2012
Effective        August 2012
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