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Paramedic Studies Program

Associate in Science

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should 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 a 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

BIO-108 Human Biology/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

Completion of BIO 108, Human Biology/Lab

Prerequisites: MAT093, RDG095, ENG095 or placement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

Completion of ENG 111, College Writing I

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

Total Credits:
Semester 1 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

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 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; 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; Co-requisite: EMS-206

Total Credits:
Semester 3 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; 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-215; Co-requisite: EMS-207

Total Credits:
Semester 4 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; 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-216; Co-requisite: EMS-208

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

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: EMS-208 and EMS-217

Total Credits:
Semester 6 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ENG-112 College Writing II
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

PSY-101 Principles of Psychology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work or Elective Menus.

MAT-181 Statistics
3-4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Choose one course from Creative Work Menu

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 require.

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.