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2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedic Technical Certificate

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Paramedic training is delivered through a combination of classroom instruction (didactic and psychomotor skills) and a blend of clinical/field experience. Upon successful completion of the Paramedic Certificate courses, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry’s written and practical examinations. Upon successful completion of those examinations and other licensure requirements, the student will be eligible for the State of Tennessee Paramedic license. The Paramedic renders basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illnesses and continues this treatment while transporting these patients to the hospital.

To be eligible for admission, an applicant shall be currently licensed as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Tennessee. The applicant having successfully completed an AEMT license exam more than one year prior to the start of Paramedic classes must successfully complete an AEMT assessment written examination approved by the Board. An applicant shall be interviewed and evaluated. Progression requires an average of 77 to pass each semester and to sit for the board approved license written and practical examination.

For more information, contact the Division of Health and Wellness at 423-478-6228 or 800-604-2722, ext. 228.

Summary of Required Hours

Spring Credit Hours
EMSP 1311 - Paramedic Clinical I   3
EMSP 1401 - Paramedic Skills Lab I   4
EMSP 1801 - Fundamentals of Paramedic I   8
EMSP 2402 - Paramedic Skills Lab II   4
EMSP 2412 - Paramedic Clinical II   4
EMSP 2802 - Fundamentals of Paramedic II   8
EMSP 2303 - Paramedic Practicum   3
EMSP 2403 - Paramedic Capstone   4
EMSP 2513 - Paramedic Field Internship   5
Total 43

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