EMT-Paramedic Certification

Technical Certificate of Credit

Contact Information
Bryan Kesler
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50726
bkesler@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

The EMT-Paramedic is a professional EMS Provider. He/she completed the Basic EMT requirements plus the educational requirements for licensure as a Paramedic. The Paramedic Program Certificate is a three semeser program that includes classroom, clinical, and field instruction. Paramedics are responsible for all Basic EMT skills plus Advanced Life Support Skills such as medication administration, endotracheal intubation, ECG monitoring and interpretation, defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion, comprehensive patient assessment, and advanced management of medical and trauma emergencies. EMT-Paramedics are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Graduates of the EMT-Paramedic program may apply credit earned toward certain Associate of Applied Science degrees; check with your advisor for more information.

Estimated Salary Range
Career Experienced Salary Range
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic $28,990+

Data provided by Jobs4TN. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Accreditation Information

The Jackson State Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Sciences Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Health Sciences Education Programs 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, Phone: (727) 210-2350) (www.caahep.org) To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, Phone: 214-703-8445; Fax: 214-703-8992; www.coaemsp.org Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admission Requirements

Applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Technical Certificate of Credit program must:

  • Possess a current Tennessee Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license.
  • Take the TBR placement test unless exempt under college admission guidelines.
  • Complete learning support requirements.
  • Participate in an oral interview.
  • A background check and drug screen is required.
  • Be free of any felony convictions.
  • Advanced placement is not available for this certificate

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Major Required Courses
EMSP 1801 Fundamentals of Paramedic I
EMSP 1401 Paramedic Skills Lab I
EMSP 1311 Paramedic Clinical I
EMSP 2802 Fundamentals of Paramedic II
EMSP 2402 Paramedic Skills Lab II
EMSP 2412 Paramedic Clinical II
EMSP 2303 Paramedic Practicum
EMSP 2403 Paramedic Capstone
EMSP Paramedic Field Internship

The EMT-Paramedic Technical Certificate requires 43 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites. See JSCC Academic Catalog and Student Handbook for further information.

Sample Schedule

 Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
EMSP 1801 Fundamentals of Paramedic I 8
EMSP 1401 Paramedic Skills Lab I 4
EMSP 1311 Paramedic Clinical I 3
  Total Credits 15
Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
EMSP 2802 Fundamentals of Paramedic II 8
EMSP 2402 Paramedic Skills Lab II 4
EMSP 2412 Paramedic Clinical II 4
  Total Credits 16
Summer Semester
Number Course Name Credits
EMSP 2303 Paramedic Practicum 3
EMSP 2403 Paramedic Capstone 4
EMSP 2513 Paramedic Field Internship 5
  Total Credits 12