No new students may elect the Paramedic Certificate for the 2018-2019 academic year. Currently enrolled students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor to plan how to complete their certificate.
This program is designed to assist the student to prepare for the State Certificate Exam for Paramedic. Students will be given the basic skills and technical information to provide emergency medical services at the paramedic level.
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Paramedic Certificate Admission Requirements
Admission into the Paramedic Certificate requires that the applicant attend an information session. Students must also meet all health requirements (Immunization Requirements), the Paramedic Technical Standards, and pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) check. To remain in these programs a student must maintain a 75% average in the required courses, a satisfactory clinical evaluation, and adhere to the attendance policy.
Applicants for the Paramedic Certificate program must be able to meet the physical demands and satisfy the behavioral capabilities as outlined in the Program’s Technical Standards.
The Immunization Requirements are available at: www.capecod.edu/registration/immunization.
Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
Upon completion of the Paramedic Certificate, students are able to:
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of a Paramedic within the EMS system.
- Apply the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients.
- Demonstrate competence in performing the skills and procedures required of paramedics.
- Safely manage the scene of an emergency including effective ground and air transport, general incident management, and multiple casualty incident management.
- Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for patients of all ages in a variety of situations, e.g., trauma, medical crises, neonatal.
- Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, respect, care and concern for the dignity of the individual.