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Paramedic (Limited Access Program), A.S. Certificate

Program Information

A.S. Certificate - Code 1957/0957 - Catalog 2017/2018

Megan Johnson, Senior Staff Assistant, Megan.Johnson@daytonastate.edu

Martha Driscoll, Clinical Coordinator, 386-506-4159, Martha.Driscoll@daytonastate.edu

EMS Department Email, ems@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Paramedic program is to provide students with the necessary training and practices to deliver high quality, caring patient care in the pre-hospital environment, emphasizing student success and embracing excellence and diversity

Description:

The program trains students in the specialized and advanced skills and techniques required for emergency in-the-field pre-hospital care. Instruction covers IV therapy, advanced cardiac life support, advanced care skills for the patient in shock and telemetry and communications. It also provides additional information and skills practice to allow you to become proficient in the care of respiratory, medical and traumatic emergencies. The specific purpose of this program is to meet minimum requirements set by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to allow you to take the Florida state certification examination for paramedic. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Florida state board examination for paramedic. Graduates are qualified to work as advanced care providers on ambulances, in hospital emergency rooms, intensive care units and emergency helicopter transport agencies.

Note: In order to take this program of study, students must have proof of completion of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. Florida certification as an EMT must be obtained prior to Semester 2 Credits earned in this program may be counted in the Emergency Medical Services AS degree.

Program Accreditation: The Daytona State College EMS Program is approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, as meeting all statutory requirements of section 401 for EMS Training Centers in Florida. The Daytona State College EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Outcomes:

  1. Exhibit effective communication within the Paramedic profession
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the expectations for entry level Paramedic provider
  3. Demonstrate safe practices within the Paramedic profession.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $4,300*

Access Fee: $53 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees: Semester One ($283); Semester Two ($160); Semester Three ($175); Semester Four (Field Internship - $160)

Textbooks/Equipment: $550 Entire Year

Uniforms: $200 Entire Year

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen: $90

* In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Attendance at the EMS Orientation Session is Mandatory - Date and time will be announced by the EMS Program.
  • Applications are accepted until courses are full or the stated application deadline, whichever comes first.

Careers

Paramedic Graduates have been employed at the local public safety agencies, theme parks and local hospitals.

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

Program Length: The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters (36 weeks) for a full-time student, with 95% graduating within 3 semesters for 2014-15. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 46%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2041.00

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

EMS2603CParamedic I and Lab

13

EMS2666Paramedic Clinical I

1

EMS2604CParamedic II and Lab

12

EMS2667Paramedic Clinical II

2

EMS2605CParamedic III and Lab

11

EMS2659Paramedic Field Internship

3

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

EMS2603CParamedic I and Lab

13

2nd Semester

EMS2666Paramedic Clinical I

1

EMS2604CParamedic II and Lab

12

3rd Semester

EMS2667Paramedic Clinical II

2

EMS2605CParamedic III and Lab

11

4th Semester

EMS2659Paramedic Field Internship

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 42

Notes

In order to take this program of study, students must already be a state-certified Florida EMT in good standing. Credits earned in this program may be counted in the Emergency Medical Services Degree. The Paramedic program is certified through the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and accredited through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Courses must be taken together in sequential order.