Emergency Medical Technology and Paramedic

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02341)

Entrance into the Paramedic Program has special application requirements and deadlines. For more information, please visit www.swccd.edu/paramedic.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Graduate is consistently able to communicate complete and accurate patient assessment findings to EMS and healthcare team members.
  • Consistently performs a thorough exam with appropriate inquiry and inspection pertinent to the patient’s chief complaint. Findings are accurate.
  • Consistently builds rapport with patient, family and bystanders and shows consideration and respect for others.

Gainful Employment

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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Plan of Study Grid
PrerequisitesUnits
BIOL 190 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4
EMT 113 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN--BASIC 5
EMT 113L EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LABORATORY -BASIC 3
 Units12
First Semester
EMTP 200 ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC THEORY I 12
EMTP 200L ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC LABORAT ORY I 3
EMTP 202 EMS COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE I 1.5
 Units16.5
Second Semester
EMTP 201 ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC THEORY II 12
EMTP 201L ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PARAMEDIC LABORAT ORY II 3
EMTP 203 EMS COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE II 1.5
 Units16.5
Summer Semester
EMTP 225 HOSPITAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE FOR PARAME DICS 3
EMTP 230 FIELD TRAINING FOR PARAMEDICS I 8
EMTP 231 FIELD TRAINING FOR PARAMEDICS II 1
 Units12
 Total Units57

Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.