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Paramedic (Limited Access Program)


Paramedic (Limited Access Program)
Program Information
A.S. Certificate - Code 1957/0957 - Catalog 2012/2013
Patricia Maher, Program Manager, 386-506-4188
Elizabeth Rafferty, Senior Staff Assistant, 386-506-4138
08/14/2012 M - 1279

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
The mission of the Paramedic program is to provide the necessary training and practices to deliver high quality, caring patient care in the Prehospital environment.

Description:
The program trains students in the specialized and advanced skills and techniques required for emergency in-the-field pre-hospital care. Instruction covers IV therapy, advanced cardiac life support, advanced care skills for the patient in shock and telemetry and communications. It also provides additional information and skills practice to allow you to become proficient in the care of respiratory, medical and traumatic emergencies. The specific purpose of this program is to meet minimum requirements set by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to allow you to take the Florida state certification examination for paramedic. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Florida state board examination for paramedic. Graduates are qualified to work as advanced care providers on ambulances, in hospital emergency rooms, intensive care units and emergency helicopter transport agencies. Job title: Paramedic.

Note: In order to take this program of study, students must already be a state-certified Florida EMT in good standing. Credits earned in this program may be counted in the Emergency Medical Services AS degree.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system.
2. Possess the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation.
3. Function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight.
4. Perform interventions with the basic and advanced medical equipment typically found on
an ambulance.


Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs Program Tuition and Fees: $4,388*
Access Fee: $332 ($7.90 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $30
Lab Fees: Semester One ($235); Semester Two ($155); Semester Three ($320)
Textbooks/Equipment: $550 Entire Year
Uniforms: $200 Entire Year
Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen: $90

* In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http"//www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements - All students must take an Entrance Exam before getting an application.

- All students must obtain an application from the EMS Program at the Advanced Technology College (ATC), Building 1, Room 124C. Application must be complete and submitted to the EMS Program prior to the stated deadline.

- Attendance at the EMS Orientation Session is Mandatory - Date and Time will be announced by the EMS Program.

- Must provide proof of current State of Florida certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in good standing.

- Acceptable score on the TABE or PERT examinations.

- Satisfactory results of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check.

- Applicants who have sponsorship by their employing public safety agency will be given priority.

- It may be necessary for the student to enroll in a college preparatory English, Math, or Reading course based upon college placement test scores.

Careers Paramedic Graduates have been employed at the local public safety agencies, theme parks and local hospitals.

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters for a full-time student, with 84% graduating within 3 semesters for 2011-12. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2009-2010) for this field at 97%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2041.00


Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  SEM HRS  
EMS2603 Paramedic I   9.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2666 Conc-Reqs: EMS2603L
EMS2603L Paramedic I Lab   4.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2666 Conc-Reqs: EMS2603
EMS2666 Paramedic Clinical I   1.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2603 AND EMS2603L
EMS2604 Paramedic II   9.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2667 Pre-Reqs: EMS2603 AND EMS2666 AND EMS2603L Conc-Reqs: EMS2604L
EMS2604L Paramedic II Lab   3.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2667 Pre-Reqs: EMS2603 AND EMS2666 AND EMS2603L Conc-Reqs: EMS2604
EMS2667 Paramedic Clinical II   2.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2604 AND EMS2604L Pre-Reqs: EMS2603 AND EMS2603L
EMS2605 Paramedic III   8.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2668 AND EMS2659 Pre-Reqs: EMS2604 AND EMS2604L AND EMS2667 Conc-Reqs: EMS2605L
EMS2605L Paramedic III Lab   3.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2668 AND EMS2659 Pre-Reqs: EMS2604 AND EMS2604L AND EMS2667 Conc-Reqs: EMS2605
EMS2659 Paramedic Field Internship   3.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2605 AND EMS2605L Pre-Reqs: EMS2604 AND EMS2667 AND EMS2604L

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... First Semester  
  SEM HRS  
EMS2603 Paramedic I   9.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2666 Conc-Reqs: EMS2603L
EMS2603L Paramedic I Lab   4.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2666 Conc-Reqs: EMS2603
EMS2666 Paramedic Clinical I   1.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2603 AND EMS2603L
   
... ... Second Semester  
  SEM HRS  
EMS2604 Paramedic II   9.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2667 Pre-Reqs: EMS2603 AND EMS2666 AND EMS2603L Conc-Reqs: EMS2604L
EMS2604L Paramedic II Lab   3.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2667 Pre-Reqs: EMS2603 AND EMS2666 AND EMS2603L Conc-Reqs: EMS2604
EMS2667 Paramedic Clinical II   2.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2604 AND EMS2604L Pre-Reqs: EMS2603 AND EMS2603L
   
... ... Third Semester  
  SEM HRS  
EMS2605 Paramedic III   8.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2668 AND EMS2659 Pre-Reqs: EMS2604 AND EMS2604L AND EMS2667 Conc-Reqs: EMS2605L
EMS2605L Paramedic III Lab   3.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2668 AND EMS2659 Pre-Reqs: EMS2604 AND EMS2604L AND EMS2667 Conc-Reqs: EMS2605
EMS2659 Paramedic Field Internship   3.00 Co-Reqs: EMS2605 AND EMS2605L Pre-Reqs: EMS2604 AND EMS2667 AND EMS2604L
   
TOTAL  ...   42.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.


Notes In order to take this program of study, students must already be a state-certified Florida EMT in good standing. Credits earned in this program may be counted in the Emergency Medical Services Degree. The Paramedic program is certified through the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and accredited through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Courses must be taken together in sequential order.

Please contact Beth Rafferty 386-506-4122 or email raffere@daytonastate.edu, if you have any other questions.

2012-2013 College Catalog. To view previous catalogs, please click here.