Paramedic monitoring an elderly woman in an ambulance



Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree


Apply Now! Paramedic Application* *Must already be enrolled at CSCC.

What is the cost?

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
  5. 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…

 Paramedic Goal
“To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/orEmergency Medical Responder levels.”

The Cleveland State Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status; it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214‐703‐8992


What is Paramedic, A.A.S. ?

The Paramedic A.A.S. degree prepares AEMTs 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.

Paramedic Outcomes

Program Type: Certificate and/or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Past two years weighted average 

Retention in Program: 95.4%

National Registry Exam Passage: 81%

National Registry Psychomotor Exam: 100%

Job Placement: 100%

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
  • 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


EMSP 1401*

Paramedic skills Lab I


EMSP 1801*

Fundamentals of Paramedic I


GEN 1010

First Year Seminar


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


EMSP 2412*

Paramedic Clinical II


EMSP 2802*

Fundamentals of Paramedic II


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


EMSP 2403*

Paramedic Capstone


EMSP 2513*

Paramedic Field Internship




Human Anatomy and Physiology I


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




Human Anatomy and Physiology II




Art Appreciation


PSYC 1030

Introduction to Psychology


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
  • 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.

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