Allied Health - Concentration:
EMT-Paramedic Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Program Description
The EMT-Paramedic program provides the general education core, program specific courses, and the clinical practicum to prepare students for a career as a paramedic serving in the pre-hospital and in-hospital environments.  The knowledge and skills acquired within the classroom and laboratory setting enhances the learning opportunities for the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic student.

The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions and the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Application Procedure
A student desiring to pursue the associate of applied science degree in Allied Health with concentration in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic must:
1. Apply, meet the general admission requirements and be accepted by Northeast State Technical Community College.
2. Indicate Allied Health-Concentration: Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic as the desired major on the Northeast State application form.
3. See a faculty advisor from the Health-Related Professions area prior to registering for classes and obtain faculty approval to register.

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program Admission Requirements

The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program has specific admission criteria, and admission to Northeast State does not guarantee admission to this program.  A student desiring admission to the EMT-Paramedic program should contact the Health-Related Professions Division office at 423.323.0238.

Typical Program of Study
General Education Courses
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Course No.           Course Title                                                                    
BIOL 2010              Anatomy and Physiology I (credits-4)                                                      
BIOL 2020              Anatomy and Physiology II (credits-4)                                                     
ENGL 1010             Composition I (credits-3)                                                                         
HRPR 1000             Introduction to Health-Related Professions (credits-3)                             
HRPR 1100             Medical Terminology for Health-Related Professions (credits-3)               
MATH 1530             Probability and Statistics (credits-3)                                                       
PSYC 1310             General Psychology (credits-3)                                                                
SPCH 1300             Speech Communication (credits-3)                                                         
                              Elective Humanities/Fine Arts (credits-3)                                               

Semester I - Fall
EMTP 2210             Advanced Patient Care for the Paramedic I (credits-17)                                 
EMTP 2215             Advanced Patient Care for the Paramedic - Clinical Practicum I (credits-1) 

Semester II - Spring
EMTP 2220             Advanced Patient Care for the Paramedic II (credits-16)                                  
EMTP 2225             Advanced Patient Care for the Paramedic - Clinical Practicum II (credits-1)     

Semester III - Summer
EMTP 2230             Advanced Patient Care for the Paramedic - Clinical Practicum III (credits-3)      

Total Credit Hours - 67   

Additional courses may be required to overcome deficiencies in English, mathematics, and reading.

Typical Job Opportunities
The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics may be employed by local, state and federal emergency medical services, fire and police  departments, and hospital emergency departments. The Paramedic's duties include the recognition, assessment, and management of medical and traumatic emergencies under the direction of a physician.

Five-Year Projected Job Increase Rate

Beginning Salary Range*

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For Further Information Contact:

Darren Ellenburg
Program Director/Associate Professor
Telephone: 423.354.2534
Fax:           423.245.5930
E-mail: dkellenburg@NortheastState.edu

Donald S. Coleman, Dean
Health-Related Professions
Telephone: 423.323.0238
Fax:           423.245.5930
E-mail: dscoleman@NortheastState.edu