The Associate in Science Degree in Paramedic Studies is designed as an extension to the EMT-Paramedic Certificate program. Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume management-level careers in pre-hospital health administration. They will have learned the skills necessary to plan, implement and manage pre-hospital care.
Career opportunities available for graduates of this program include employment as supervisors or managers of emergency medical services and as educational coordinators.
Students requesting that CCC accept credits from other colleges for science courses are advised that a time limitation may apply.
Admitted students must submit documentation of physical examination and required immunizations.
In order to be admitted into the Paramedic classes, applicants must submit:
- Documentation of graduation from an approved high school or acceptable equivalent preparation.
- Documentation of State of CT Emergency Medical Technician certification.
- Documented verification of Emergency Medical Technician experience is required. Related health care experience may be considered. Applicants must have verification of involvement in 50 to 75 patient care calls as an EMT in an ambulance.
- Mandatory entrance test(s) as part of the admission process.
- Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic entrance exam with a qualifying score of 80 or above.
- Two letters of reference from professional contacts.
- Documentation of a current Healthcare Provider level cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR).
- Successful completion of background check (at student expense).
Upon successful completion of the Paramedic program, the graduate will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate theoretical information relevant to his/her role of a patient care provider in the field of out-of-hospital emergency care as a Paramedic. The graduate will:
- Provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services system
- Integrate the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced level patient care and transportation
- Function as a member of the comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight
- Perform patient care interventions including invasive and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies
The Paramedic Studies Program holds national accreditation through CoAEMSP, the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for EMS Profession, Bedford, Texas.
Please see Becoming Connecticut State Community College for important information regarding this program and Fall 2023 opening of Connecticut State Community College.