EMT-Paramedic Certificate

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. Following the successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the State of Tennessee EMT-Paramedic licensure examination.

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 Technical Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic must:
1. Apply, meet the general admission requirements, and be accepted by Northeast State Technical Community College.
2. Indicate EMT-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                                                                                           
Semester I                                      
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
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
EMTP 2230          Advanced Patient Care for the Paramedic - Clinical Practicum III (credits-3)                

Total Credit Hours - 38                                                                                                                 

Additional courses may be required to overcome deficiencies in English, mathematics, and reading.
Typical Job Opportunities
EMT-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