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Associate in Applied Science Paramedic

Dean:  Dr. Shirley Wendel

Program Director: Wayne Hollis, Paramedic, I/C

The Paramedic Program is designed to prepare individuals to successfully fulfill the responsibilities of an independently functioning (Paramedic).  The program will provide students with opportunities to gain information, skills, and attitudes necessary to perform the duties of Paramedic in a safe and competent manner.  Stringent adherence to state-mandated regulations is required.  Activities in the program help students to achieve the 21st Century outcomes of communication, computation, community service and learning, critical thinking/problem solving and interpersonal learning.

Participants in the program are expected to develop competencies in Cognitive Skills, Psychomotor Skills, and in the Affective Domain.

Paramedic Program Accreditation
Kansas City Kansas Community College is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Contact information for the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; 214-703-8992; www.coaemsp.org.

Cognitive Competencies
Upon successful completion of the program, the participant will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to his role as an entry level Paramedic.

Psychomotor Competencies
Upon successful completion of the program, the participant will demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of the entry level Paramedic.

Affective Competencies
Upon successful completion of the program, the participant will demonstrate personal behaviors and attitudes consistent with the professional and employer expectations standards for entry level Paramedics, recognizing each patient as a unique and valued member of our society.

Program Description
The Paramedic Program will incorporate a variety of teaching strategies and learning opportunities for participants including but not limited to lectures, skill training sessions, demonstrations, simulated patient scenarios, hospital clinical experience, field internship experience, and computer-enhanced opportunities.  The purpose of the training program is to provide the participant with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively function as a certified Paramedic.

This Paramedic training program is divided into eight (8) individual classes.  Students are admitted to the program and begin classes each fall.  The program, consisting of the following eight classes, takes approximately 21 months to complete.

 

CREDITS    
EMTC0227 Paramedic Concepts I 8
EMTC0228 Paramedic Concepts II 8
EMTC0260 Paramedic Concepts - Medical Emergencies 4
EMTC0229 Paramedic Concepts III 4
EMTC0230 Paramedic Concepts IV 4
EMTC0242 Paramedic Clinical Practice II 5
EMTC0252 Paramedic Field Internship II 5
EMTC0253 Paramedic Field Internship III 5

 

Due to Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services requirements, no late enrollment is allowed and first day attendance is MANDATORY.

Due to the limited number of spaces available in the program, entry is by a selective admission process.  Completed applications must be post-marked by June 15 of each year for admission to the next fall’s class.  To get more information about application procedures, contact the program Director.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II* or
ENGL0206 Technical Writing 3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement
EMTC0101 Applied Math for EMS or higher
3
Total
3
 
Humanities Requirements - (from one of the following disciplines: Art, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theatre and Modern Language):
  Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
3
 
Social Behavioral Science Requirement - (from one of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology):
  Social/Behavioral Science Core Elective
3
Total
3
 
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirement
BIOL0143 Human Anatomy and Physiology or
5
BIOL0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory and
4
BIOL0271 Physiology
3
BIOL0272 Physiology Laboratory
1
Total
5 - 8
 
Total General Education Requirements
23 -25
 
Technical Requirements (49 additional credits)
EMTC0227 Paramedic Concepts I
8
EMTC0228 Paramedic Concepts II*
8
EMTC0229 Paramedic Concepts III* 4
EMTC0230 Paramedic Concepts IV* 4
EMTC0242 Paramedic Clinical Practice II
5
EMTC0252 Paramedic Field Internship II 5
EMTC0253 Paramedic Field Internship III 5
EMTC0260 Paramedic Concepts - Medical Emergencies 4
Total
49
 
Total hours required for an Associate in Applied Sciences in Paramedic Degree
66- 68

*See course description for prerequisite.