SELECTIVE ADMISSION PROGRAM
This is a selective admission program. Applicants must submit a program application, EMS/Healthcare experience form, EMT and/or AEMT certifications, current CPR card, letters of recommendation, and transcripts documenting completion of prerequisite courses. Students accepted into the program will be responsible for additional program expenses including all necessary preclinical requirements.
The objective of this degree is to train students with the necessary cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behaviors to provide advanced life support in the prehospital setting and to provide the necessary coursework to be licensed in the State of Nevada and nationally certified. This limited entry program offers a comprehensive and in-depth study of advanced life support skills which include pharmacology, advanced airway management procedures and skills, ECG interpretation and electrical therapy. Associate degree recipients may see improved opportunity for managerial, clinical or educational advancement after sufficient field experience is obtained.
The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www .caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA-EMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.
Academic Map: AAS - Paramedic Medicine 21-22
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate competencies necessary to pass the National Registry certification cognitive and psychomotor examination.
- Demonstrate proficiency with all technical skills as relative to providing emergency medical care and transportation to critical and emergent patients as necessary to successfully complete all aspects of the field internship.
- Demonstrate the ability to understand, apply, and evaluate the clinical information necessary for managing and transporting acute medical and traumatic patients as relative to the role of an entry-level Paramedic.
- Demonstrate professional attitudes and ethical behaviors consistent with the expectations of area employers and the local, medical community.
- Demonstrate the skills and abilities to seek opportunities for managerial , clinical, or educational advancement after sufficient field experience is obtained.
General Education Requirements (24 Credits)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (3 Credits)
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (5 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences (3 Credits)
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature or above
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Special Program Requirements (41 Credits)