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EMT Paramedic Certification

Nationally Accredited by:

caahep          

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The 12-month EMT-Paramedic course prepares candidates for successful employment in the field of emergency medical services. This program provides intense classroom and laboratory experiences, as well as dynamic clinical and field experiences for the attainment of the skills and knowledge necessary for graduates to perform in the field of EMS.

PRE-REQUISITES

  • High School diploma or high school equivalency.
  • Possession of a valid and active North Carolina EMT Credential, NREMT or other states EMS Credential.
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • If you are currently affiliated with a Fire, Police, or Medic Agency, then you will need to provide a Letter of Affiliation signed by the chief or director of the agency.

Co-REQUISITES

  1. Anatomy & Physiology (may be completed concurrently with Paramedic coursework)
    • BIO-163: Basic Anatomy and Physiology 
             or
    • BIO-168 & 169: Anatomy & Physiology I & II  (recommended if going into nursing)     

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  •  Computer laptop or tablet capable of meeting technical requirements to run required software.
  • Stethoscope and a watch with a second hand.
  •  Black pants (suitable for EMS work), Black Belt, and Black Boots (suitable for EMS work). Uniform shirts are provided.
  • Official SPCC ALS Student Identification Badge (available after registration)

REGISTRATION STEPS

All paperwork must be turned in to the person listed under each section of the checklist.
Rhonda Weaver at rweaver@spcc.edu or in person at OCH Monroe, Mobile Unit 6, room 2809
Sam Bishop at tbishop@spcc.edu or in office at OCH Monroe, Braswell building, room 2209
 

Paramedic Checklist of all required steps in order available here:  Paramedic Checklist
EMS Application here:  EMS Application

Application packet sections packets must be submitted whole.  Please do not submit partial packets.  Do not send links to documents. Registration forms are not provided until all documentation has been submitted.  Registrations are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis of completed steps listed in the checklist. We cannot reserve or save seats for anyone.

If you had previously submitted an application, we request that you submit a new one as the application and requirements have changed.

 

UPCOMING COURSES

                Union County day class

TermsDatesPlus these SaturdaysClinical DatesLocation
2022-2023 Paramedic Program Day Class runs 8/15/2022 – 7/19/2023
split into 3 terms broken down below.
Mandatory Orientation 7/28/22 at 9:00am or 6:00pm on OCH Campus Braswell bldg, room 2503.
Day Classes – Part A
2022 Fall
8/16/22 – 12/14/22
Mon, Wed, Fri
8:00am – 5:00pm
TBDTBDOCH Campus (Union County)
Day Classes – Part B
2023 Spring
1/6/23 – 5/8/23
8/16/22 – 12/14/22
Mon, Wed, Fri
8:00am – 5:00pm
TBDTBDOCH Campus (Union County)
Day Classes – Part C
2023 Summer
5/22/23 – 7/19/23
Mon, Wed, Th
8:00am – 5:00pm
TBDTBDOCH Campus (Union County)
2023-2024 Paramedic Program Day Class will run
August 2023 through July 2024 split into 3 terms.
Schedule TBD

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Registration forms are not provided until all documentation has been submitted.  Registrations are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis of completed steps listed in the checklist. We cannot reserve or save seats for anyone.

Costs

Class Registration Fee Per Semester (Unless Fee Exempt)*$180.00*
ConEd Accident Insurance (per semester)$1.40
Student Technology Fee$48.00
Student Identification Card$10.00
Professional Liability Insurance (per year 8/1 – 7/31)$13.00
EMS Lab Fee$150.00
FISDAP Testing Software Fee$105.00
Platinum Planner Software Fee$85.00
PHTLS: Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support$20.00
AMLS: Advanced Medical Life Support$20.00
ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support$10.00
PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support$10.00
Uniform (3 T-Shirts, 2 Polo’s, 1 Job Shirt)$150.00
Uniform (2 Scrub Sets)$125.00
Total Paid to Business office (for 1st Semester)$927.40*

Complio Background Check$55.00
Complio Drug Screen$55.00
MyClinical Exchange$35.00
Paramedic Textbook (estimate)$488.21
Pharmacology Textbook (estimate)$77.21
Total Additional Costs Paid Separately:$710.42
Total Costs Combined: (estimate – not including registration fees) $1,637.82

 TEXTBOOKs

Please use the links below to purchase either a paperback or e-book version of the Paramedic Flipped Classroom textbook, as well as Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional directly from the publisher at a 25% discount.

Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets Premier
Digital Package, Ninth Edition
ISBN: 9781284256833
http://www.jblearning.com/cart/Default.aspx?bc=25683-3&ref=psg&coupon=SPCC

Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional, Second Edition
ISBN: 9781284041460
http://www.jblearning.com/cart/Default.aspx?bc=04146-0&coupon=SOPIEDMONT


LOCATION

OCH Campus, Building B: 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC 28110

Campus Map

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Rhonda Weaver 704-993-2407 for application /registration questions rweaver@spcc.edu
Chris Floto 704-290-2417 for class schedule and vaccination questions cfloto@spcc.edu
Sam Bishop 704-290-5817 for all other class questions tbishop@spcc.edu
Testing Appointments:  Testing Center 704-290-5841 testing@spcc.edu

Accreditation

The EMT Education Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  For questions about the accreditation of the EMT Education Paramedic Program offered at South Piedmont Community College, contact CAAHEP and/or CoAEMSP:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
(www.coaemsp.org)

The Commission on Accreditation and/or the Committee on Accreditation may be contacted if you have a concern that relates to the manner in which the EMT Education Paramedic Program complies with the Standards or follows established accreditation policies. To view complaint policies, click here for CAAHEP and here for CoAEMSP.

Outcomes Assessment

Year201820192020
Attrition35%47%12.5%
Retention65%53%87.5%
Pass Rate100%100%100%
Positive Placement100%100%85.7%

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