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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 is a fifteen month 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.
|Career||Beginning Salary Range with AAS||Experienced Salary Range|
|Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic||$19,340 to $22,950||$28,430+|
Statistics are based on state averages from the Tennessee Career Information Delivery System. Salaries are not guaranteed.
The EMT-Paramedic Program is authorized by the Division of Emergency Medical Services of the Tennessee Department of Health. The EMT-Paramedic Certificate is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation for Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX, 76021 800-874-5651). Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)
Major Required Courses
EMT 159 Preparatory
EMT 160 Principles of Pathophysiology
EMT 161 Patient Assessment
EMT 162 Pre-hospital Pharmacology Intro.
EMT 163 Medical Situations
EMT 164 Airway Management
EMT 165 Clinical Experience I
EMT 170 EMS Operations
EMT 171 Patient Management
EMT 172 Trauma Emergencies
EMT 173 Clinical Experience II
EMT 180 Clinical Experience III
EMT 181 Internship
The EMT-Paramedic Technical Certificate requires 48 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.
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.
- Complete a physical ability examination.
- Participate in an oral interview.
- Achieve a minimum score in EMT knowledge and professional behavior evaluations.
- Complete a psychological profile.
- A background check and drug screen is required.
- Be free of any felony convictions.
- Complete BIOL 2010 and 2020 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II)
|EMT 160||Prin. of Pathophysiology||4|
|EMT 161||Patient Assessment||3|
|EMT 164||Airway Management||2|
|EMT 162||Pre-hospital Pharm.||3|
|EMT 163||Medical Situations||6|
|EMT 165||Clinical Experience I||3|
|EMT 170||EMS Operations||4|
|EMT 171||Patient Management||4|
|EMT 172||Trauma Emergencies||4|
|EMT 173||Clinical Experience II||3|
|EMT 180||Clinical Experience III||3|