Paramedics perform advanced medical assessment, stabilization, and treatment of patients in emergency situations on scene and during patient transport to a hospital.
The Bossier Parish Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programsupon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP).
To prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domain, who meet state and national expectations within the profession.
Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic will be able to demonstrate:
Selection for the program is based on grade point average for qualification courses and submission of a complete program application by the established deadline. Students applying for paramedic program courses must submit all required information for programs with a clinical component (described earlier in this section), pass a drug/alcohol screen, undergo a comprehensive background check, pay a clinical fee, and meet all additional Bureau of EMS and clinical site requirements.
Prior to beginning program classes, students must test out of READ 099 and MATH 098 as documented by ACT, placement tests, or course completion, and students must hold current state and national EMT credentials.
Paramedic program classes are offered as both a day and evening program. Paramedic training is intense involving over 1,000 hours of didactic, laboratory, clinical, and field training.
Advanced standing into specific EMTP courses may be granted to students who have successfully completed paramedic training, hold current Paramedic certification from the National Registry of EMTs and the State of Louisiana and have a minimum of 3 years experience as a paramedic. Credit will be granted upon successful completion of all courses in the Paramedic curriculum and submission of required documentation. All other graduation requirements must be met.
Upon successful completion of the Paramedic program courses, a student is eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians- Paramedic exam and apply for State certification.
|Qualification courses (must be completed before enrolling in EMTP 201)|
|BLGY 230:||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BLGY 231:||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|Total qualification course hours:||6|
|EMTP 201:||Introduction to Paramedic||4|
|EMTP 202:||Airway Mgt/Ventilation||2|
|EMTP 203:||Patient Assessment||2|
|EMTP 204:||Treatment of the Trauma Patient||3|
|EMTP 205:||Treatment of the Medical Patient I||5|
|EMTP 206:||Special Considerations||3|
|EMTP 208:||Treatment of the Medical Patient II||4|
|EMTP 209:||Applied Practice||3|
|EMTP 210:||Field Experience||4|
|EMTP 211:||Clinical Experience||3|
|EMTP 212:||Assessment and Review||2|
|Total credit hours for Certificate of Technical Studies in Paramedic:||42|
|ENGL 101:||Composition and Rhetoric I *||3|
|ENGL 102:||Composition and Rhetoric II *||3|
|MATH 102:||College Algebra *||3|
|or MATH 101:||Algebra for College Students *|
|SPCH 110:||Principles of Speech||3|
|Total additional course hours:||18|
|Total credit hours for Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic||60|
*Students must meet prerequisites before taking course.
Students receiving the Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic from Bossier Parish Community College may transfer their courses to partially fulfill degree requirements at Northwestern State University to satisfy requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health