Paramedic Certificate (CCC) Information

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Nursing & Emergency Medical Services Department

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Program Contact
Mr. Donald Lee

(850) 484-2225
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Department Head
Dr. Dusti Sluder
(850) 484-2230
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Accredited By:

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP; CoAEMSP.org). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (727) 210-2350 http://www.caahep.org/

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions.
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 (214)703-8445 FAX (214)703-8992 http://coaemsp.org/

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Introduction to the Paramedic Certificate (CCC) Program

The four semester certificate program is designed to provide those responsible for pre-hospital emergency care the opportunity to become skilled in advanced life support measures.

Special Admission Requirements

Admission is limited by special accreditation requirements and/or the availability of clinical assignments; therefore, students seeking admission to the program must complete applications to both the College and the program. Application packets are available from the Health Admissions Office on the Warrington campus or the Pensacola State College website at http://pensacolastate.edu/healthprograms. All application requirements must be completed by the established deadlines before students will be considered eligible for admission to this program.

Minimum requirements for eligibility to the program include high school diploma or GED, documentation of unencumbered current Florida EMT Certification, and a current (one of the following):

  • American Heart Association BLS provider
  • American Red Cross Professional Rescuer
  • American Safety and Health Institute CPR Pro

Admission to this program is based upon receipt date of completed application requirements. Once a particular class is full, the remaining qualified applicants are automatically listed as alternates for that class. If the applicant is not seated he or she will be offered admission in the next available class.

 

It is also strongly encouraged that the paramedic applicant complete the Anatomy and Physiology requirement prior to entry into the program.

BSC1080              Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology            3 credits               available online

BSC1080L            Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology           1 credit                available online

Or, if planning to complete the EMS Associate of Science Degree:

BSC1093              Anatomy and Physiology I                              3 credits               online or traditional

BSC1093              Anatomy and Physiology I Lab                        1 credit                traditional

AND

BSC1094              Anatomy and Physiology 2                            3 credits               online or traditional

BSC1094L            Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab                       1 credit                traditional

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Student Performance Standards

Students must possess sufficient physical, motor, intellectual, emotional and social/communication skills to provide for patient care and safety, and the utilization of equipment. Performance standards for Emergency Medical Services students (Emergency Medical Technician-Basic and Paramedic) are based on information from the United States Department of Transportation Job Task Analysis.

Physical Demands

Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance at times, in excess of 125 pounds. Motor coordination is necessary because over uneven terrain, the patient’s, the Paramedic’s, and other workers’ well being must not be jeopardized.

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking sufficient for emergency medical judgment:; Independent judgments in a physician’s absence; Determine treatment priorities; Make quick decisions.

Interpersonal

Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds: Life and death situations; Family stress of patients illness; Peer stress from critical incident; Cultural diversity in reactions to illness or injury.

Communication

Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form: Radio report of patient condition; Comprehensive written reports of patient condition and treatment; Verbal report to other health care providers.

Mobility

Physical abilities sufficient to climb, stoop, crouch, kneel, lift 150 lbs., drag, crawl, balance, reach, push, carry, bend, walk, run, shuffle: Work in natural and manmade disasters; Move patients from incident to safety.

Motor Skills

Gross and fine motor abilities, finger dexterity, vision and finger and hand movements sufficient to provide safe and efficient emergency care: Tie a knot, bandage; Initiate IVs, Give injections; Pick up small objects; Write with a pen. Hearing Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs; Auscultate breath sounds, heart tones.

Visual

Visual ability sufficient to work in dark or dimly lit, bright light and have spatial aptitude and form perception and color discrimination: Reading and writing reports; Visualize mechanism of injury in relation to patient’s condition; Describe size and shape of wound; Describe patient’s skin color; Determine fine detail in EKG rhythms.
Tactile

Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment: Perform palpation. See motor skills.

Environmental

Ability to provide patient care in a variety of locations and conditions: Deliver patient care in all weather conditions, in water, mud, roadways, fields, buildings, high and low elevations, in hot or cold air temperatures.

Occupations

Paramedic

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Health Specialties Teacher, Postsecondary

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Student Outcomes

 

School Year National Registry Written Pass Rate National Registry Practical Pass Rate State Exam Written Pass Rate Retention Positive Placement
2017: December N/A N/A 93% 74% 100%
2017: June 100% 100% 100% 83% 100%
2016: December N/A N/A 92% 80% 100%
2015: December N/A N/A 100% 65% 75%



Employment Trends

For more information regarding first-year earnings for degree completers and student debt accumulation download or view the Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes Click Here, published by the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
2015 Cur. Openings
431
2023 Prj. Openings
503
Est. Annual Openings
20.5
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$31,285.74
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
2015 Cur. Openings
112
2023 Prj. Openings
122
Est. Annual Openings
4.3
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$26,259.16
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
2015 Cur. Openings
10259
2023 Prj. Openings
12102
Est. Annual Openings
503.6
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$31,077.17


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