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Paramedic - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code/CIP Code: MITC.AAS/51.0904
Credits Required: 70
Division: Health Professions
Contact: emergencymed@kckcc.edu
Accreditation: Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Contact information for the Committee is 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111- 312, Rowlett, TX 75088; 214-703-8992; www.coaemsp.org.

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. Participants in the program are expected to develop competencies in Cognitive Skills, Psychomotor Skills, and in the Affective Domain. Due To Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services Requirements, No Late Enrollment Is Allowed And First Day Attendance Is Mandatory.

Admissions

Entry to the Paramedic Program is by a selective admission process. Applications to the Paramedic Program may be downloaded here; or obtained from the EMT/Paramedic Program Director or EMS Lab Supervisor in the Flint Building, 2621 or sent to you by email.  

Paramedic Program Application

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.

Prior to acceptance into the Paramedic Program the student must:

  • Obtain Kansas EMT certification (active)
  •  Complete a college level A&P course (BIOL 0143) with a “C” or better
  •  Complete Applied Math for EMS or higher (Intermediate or College Algebra) with a “C” or better

It is highly recommended the student complete all general education courses prior to beginning the Paramedic Program.

Paramedic Program Targeted Outcomes

Five Year Period (2011-2015)

Student Retention:    73%

National Registry Overall Pass Rate:   85%

Positive (job) Placement:  86%

2016 Graduating Class

Student Retention: 83%

National Registry Overall Pass Rate: 90%

Positive (job) Placement: 89%

Three Year Period (2013-2015)

Student Retention:  78% 

National Registry Overall Pass Rate:  78%

Positive (job) Placement:   87%

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 or
ENGL 0206
Composition II* or
Technical Writing
3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0202
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
3
EMTC 0101 Applied Math for EMS** or higher 3
Humanities elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
BIOL 0143 or
BIOL 0141
Human Anatomy and Physiology or
Human Anatomy and Lab
4-5
BIOL 0271 Physiology*/*** 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Lab*/*** 1
Total General Education Requirements 26-27
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
PMED 0227 Paramedic Concepts I 8
PMED 0228 Paramedic Concepts II 8
PMED 0229 Paramedic Concepts III 4
PMED 0230 Paramedic Concepts IV 4
PMED 0245 Paramedic Hospital Practice 5
PMED 0256 Paramedic Field Internship 10
PMED 0260 Paramedic Concepts -Medical Emergency 4
Total Program Requirements 43
*See course syllabi for Paramedic course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete degree 70-71

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