Paramedic Certificate Program

Degree Requirements

The EMT certificate program can be completed in one academic semester and is a prerequisite to the Advanced EMT (AEMT) certificate program. The AEMT certificate program can be completed in one academic semester and is a prerequisite to the Paramedic certificate program. The Paramedic certificate program can be completed in three academic semesters. Together, these programs can be completed in five semesters. Students may, however, elect to complete only the EMT level of education, or the AEMT level of education.

After successful completion of each level of education, the student is eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT's (NREMT) certification examination. Successful completion of this examination is mandatory for licensure to practice in the State of Alabama. State licensure as an EMT is required to apply for AEMT education. State licensure as an AEMT is required to apply for Paramedic education.

Those who complete any level of education and licensure are qualified to work in escalating roles (by level) in many areas of out-of-hospital emergency medical care, including ambulance services, fire rescue departments, and industrial health and safety settings.

First Semester
EMS 212Paramedic Foundations3
EMS 214Introduction to EMS Cardiology3
EMS 216Patient Assess/Mgt & EMS Oper3
EMS 217Paramedic Clinical I3
Second Semester
EMS 240EMS Resp. Special Populations3
EMS 242Paramedic Emergency Care I3
EMS 244Paramedic Emergency Care II3
EMS 245Paramedic Skills Lab1
EMS 247Paramedic Clinical II2
Third Semester
EMS 295Paramedic Field Internship4
EMS 297Paramedic Comp Review/Exams3
Total Hours31

Special Notes

Academic advising is required of all new and existing students prior to each semester. It is the responsibility of each student to schedule an advising session with the academic faculty advisor prior to registration each semester.