Paramedic monitoring an elderly woman in an ambulance

Paramedic

A.A.S.

Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree

63

What is Paramedic, A.A.S. ?

The Paramedic A.A.S. degree prepares individuals to use critical thinking skills to provide medical treatment for patients with illness or injury-related disease. The Paramedic provides medical care for patients, performing skills in a variety of settings including pre-hospital, emergency departments, critical care units and cardiac catheter labs.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to do the following:

  1. Perform a comprehensive patient assessment
    2. Deliver medications according to protocols
    3. Deliver life-saving interventions according to protocols
    4. Manage patient care while providing safe transportation to appropriate medical facilities

  2. Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences which could include: patients families/friends or other public safety and medical professionals
    6. Apply knowledge acquired from the program's general education requirements in a variety of non-clinical roles such as management, education, etc…

What can I do with this degree?

There are many employment opportunities within the EMS field, including fire departments, police departments, hospitals, and ambulance services (both public and private). Some EMTs find work in the corporate or industrial world (like on an offshore oil platform) and others supplement their full-time employment by offering their services as an independent contractor for things like sporting events or film shoots.

A few of the many EMS-related career opportunities include

  • Ambulance EMT or Paramedic
  • Firefighter
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) Medic
  • Ski Patrol Medic
  • Critical Care or Flight Paramedic
  • EMS Instructor

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

EMSP 1311*

Paramedic Clinical I

3

EMSP 1401*

Paramedic skills Lab I

4

EMSP 1801*

Fundamentals of Paramedic I

8

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3


Fall Milestones

  • Complete any learning support required in order to register for EMSP 1311, EMSP 1401 and EMSP 1801
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

EMSP 2402*

Paramedic Skill Lab II

4

EMSP 2412*

Paramedic Clinical II

4

EMSP 2802*

Fundamentals of Paramedic II

8


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of for EMSP 1311, EMSP 1401 and EMSP 1801 is required to progress to for EMSP 2402, EMSP 2412 and EMSP 2802. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is prior to December 1st.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Summer registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Summer Semester

EMSP 2303*

Paramedic Practicum

3

EMSP 2403*

Paramedic Capstone

4

EMSP 2513*

Paramedic Field Internship

5

BIOL

2010

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of EMSP 2402, EMSP 2412 and EMSP 2802 is required to progress to for EMSP 2303, EMSP 2403 and EMSP 2513. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • CONGRATULATIONS-Upon completion of EMSP 2303, 2403, and 2513, you now have a Paramedic Technical Certificate!
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

BIOL

2020

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

ART

1030

Art Appreciation

3

PSYC 1030

General Psychology



3


Fall Milestones

  • Complete program test and exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

Summer Semester

EMSP 2303*

Paramedic Practicum

3

EMSP 2403*

Paramedic Capstone

4

EMSP 2513*

Paramedic Field Internship

5

BIOL

2010

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4


Summer Milestones

  • Successful completion of EMSP 2402, EMSP 2412 and EMSP 2802 is required to progress to for EMSP 2303, EMSP 2403 and EMSP 2513. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • CONGRATULATIONS-Upon completion of EMSP 2303, 2403, and 2513, you now have a Paramedic Technical Certificate!
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

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