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EMT Paramedic Certification

Nationally Accredited by:

caahep          

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The 16-month EMT-Paramedic course prepares candidates for successful employment in the field of the 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)     

REGISTRATION STEPS

The application and registration process is currently being updated. Please email Rhonda Weaver rweaver@spcc.edu to be put on an information email list to receive instructions on how to apply once the process has been finalized.

 

UPCOMING COURSES

TermDatesTimesPlus these SaturdaysClinical DatesLocationMandatory Orientation
Fall TermMon, Wed, Fri
8/15/22 – 7/19/23
(no Friday classes in Summer)
8:00am – 5:00pmTBDTBDOCH Campus (Union County)Thursday 7/28/2022
Fall TermTues, Thurs
8/16/2022 – 12/16/2023
6:00pm – 10:00pm1st Saturday of each month – 8am – 5pmTBDOCH Campus (Union County)Thursday 7/28/2022
Fall TermTues, Thurs
8/16/2022 – 12/16/2023
6:00pm – 10:00pm1st Saturday of each month – 8am – 5pmTBDLLP Campus (Anson County)Thursday 7/28/2022

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

The application and registration process is currently being updated. Please email Rhonda Weaver rweaver@spcc.edu to be put on an information email list to receive instructions on how to apply once the process has been finalized. 

Costs

Class Registration Fee Per Semester (Unless Fee Exempt)*$180.00*
ConEd Accident Insurance$1.40
Student Technology Fee$48.00
Student Identification Card$10.00
Professional Liability Insurance$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)$698.96
Pharmacology Textbook (estimate)$77.21
Total Additional Costs Paid Separately:$921.17
Total Costs Combined: (estimate – not including registration fees) $1,668.57

 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.

Hardcover Book – Nancy Caroline’s 8th edition w/ Paramedic Flipped Classroom Access
https://www.jblearning.com/cart/Default.aspx?bc=18063-3&ref=psg&coupon=SPCC
or 
Digital Only – Paramedic Flipped Classroom Accesshttps://www.jblearning.com/cart/Default.aspx?bc=45753-7&ref=psg&coupon=SPCC 

AND
Hardcover Book – Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional 2nd edition
https://www.jblearning.com/cart/Default.aspx?bc=04146-0&ref=psg&coupon=SPCC


LOCATION

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

Campus Map

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Rhonda Weaver, 704-993-2407

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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