Paramedic Certificate (PRR)

This program fulfills the requirements set by state and national agencies for credentialing of the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic.  The program stresses mastery of advanced life support skills.  Students will accomplish these objectives through didactic presentations, College laboratory time, and through clinical and field internships. 

This program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. (CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 11-312, Rowlett, TX 75088)

High school courses in biology, human anatomy and mathematics are strongly recommended for those planning to enter this program.  Students must be currently certified New York State EMT’s and maintain their certification throughout the program.  Dutchess Community College BIO115 (or its equivalent) and EMB101 with a grade of “C” or better are required prerequisites.

The number of students in the program is limited on the basis of clinical facilities available.  Upon completion of this program graduates are eligible to take the New York State and National Registry certifying Paramedic exams.  Graduates of this program may also receive advanced standing in the Paramedic A.A.S. degree program.

A certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

 

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I

3

PAR 100

Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

1

PAR 101

Advanced Airway Management

1

PAR 102

Pathophysiology and Life Span Development

3

PAR 106

Pharmacology

3

PAR 107

EMS Operations

2

PAR 120

Clinical 1

2

TOTAL

 

15


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

PAR 201

Trauma

3

PAR 203

Pulmonary & Cardiology

4

PAR 205

Medical Emergencies I

4

PAR 220

Clinical II

2

TOTAL

 

13


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

PAR 206

Patient Assessment

3

PAR 209

Medical Emergencies I

3

PAR 230

Clinical III

2

PAR 240

Summative Evaluation

4

TOTAL

 

12

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

40

 

NOTE:

All PRR students are required to submit a completed physical exam form prior to clinical assignments.  All immunizations indicated on the form must be current.  When this form is on file the College Health Office will issue a waiver clearing the student for clinical assignments.  Hepatitis B vaccine series is highly recommended and its completion or a signed waiver is required by the clinical facilities under the OSHA Standard on Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens. 

All PRR students are required to have a background check and drug screen on file in order to be cleared for clinical rotations.  This will be done as part of the enrollment in PAR120.

Students will be required to repeat courses that they have already taken or take proficiency and core competency exams if more than three years have passed from when they began the program and when they return.  Students are responsible for all material previously learned as well as any updates that may have occurred in the curriculum during their absence.