Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Paramedic Certificate Program

Certificate Health Sciences - Emergency Studies

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Admission Requirements Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
Diploma

High School diploma or GED

Session

Attend mandatory information session

License

Possess a valid driver’s license

EMT

Complete one year experience as an Emergency Medical Technician or equivalent

CPR

Possess a current American Heart Association, Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Card

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Course must be completed with a C or better

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement

BIO-108 Human Biology/Lab
4

Course must be completed with a C or better

Prerequisites: ENG095, RDG095, and MAT093

Total Credits:
Semester 1 Fall Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
EMS-205 Principles of Paramedicine I
10

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course to be taken in the Fall

Prerequisites: BIO-108 and ENG-111; Co-requisite: EMS-214

EMS-214 Paramedic Clinical Rotation I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course to be taken in the Fall

Co-requisite: EMS-205

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Spring Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
EMS-206 Principles of Paramedicine II
10

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course to be taken in Spring

Prerequisite: EMS-205 and EMS-214; Co-requisite: EMS-215

EMS-215 Paramedic Clinical Rotation II
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course to be taken in Spring

Prerequisite: EMS-205 and EMS-214; Co-requisite: EMS-206

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Summer Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
EMS-207 Principles of Paramedicine III
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course to be taken in Summer Session I

Prerequisite: EMS-206 and EMS-215; Co-requisite: EMS-216

EMS-216 Paramedic Clinical Rotation III
1

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course to be taken in Summer Session I

Prerequisite: EMS-206 and EMS-215; Co-requisite: EMS-207

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Summer Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
EMS-208 Principles of Paramedicine IV
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course to be taken in Summer Session II

Prerequisite: EMS-207 and EMS-216; Co-requisite: EMS-217

EMS-217 Paramedic Clinical Rotation IV
1

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course to be taken in Summer Session II

Prerequisite: EMS-207 and EMS-216; Co-requisite: EMS-208

Total Credits:
Semester 5 Fall Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
EMS-218 Paramedic Field Internship
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course to be taken in the fall

EMS-208 and EMS-217 and Chair approval

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • After successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion enabling him or her to apply for and take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic written and practical examinations.
  • Participants who successfully pass the NREMT certification examination may go onto practice with fire departments, private ambulance services, third service ambulance services, hospital emergency departments, and various clinical settings where advanced emergency care is required.

Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics will grow nine percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average percentage for all occupations (www.BLS.gov).   As our population ages and individuals face increased medical concerns, the likelihood of medical emergencies will increase; thus increasing the need for EMTs and paramedics.  In addition emergency rooms are frequently overcrowded, which increases the amount of time that the EMTs and paramedics must spend with each patient.  This is also likely to increase the number of potential positions.  Job prospects are expected to be good since paid employees are needed to replace volunteers who have a high turnover rate.