The Paramedic Program is designed to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.
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What's New in Emergency Medical Services
MPCC celebrates community college month
April is Community College month, and Mid-Plains Community College would like to take the time to recognize the first responders and other individuals who are on the frontline fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
MPCC's rescue simulator back to State Fair
For the third straight year, Mid-Plains Community College's grain bin rescue simulator will be at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island with Tim Zehnder, Director of Fire Sciences, leading demonstrations about the dangers of grain bins.
The paramedic provides care to emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting. The emerging roles and responsibilities of the paramedic also include public education, health promotion, and participation in injury and illness prevention programs, as well as providing initial treatment.
The course of study is designed to enhance all facets of the paramedic’s scope of practice.
- Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services
This program focuses on the part-time, non-traditional student. The didactic training is offered two evenings a week and includes four-hour class sessions over an 18-month period. Students are then granted up to 12 months to complete their clinical and field training at participating facilities and EMS locations. When all training is completed, the student is qualified to sit for the National Registry Exam, which is the EMT’s certifying exam.
Effective January 1, 2019, Anatomy and Physiology will be a prerequisite the paramedic course – both accelerated and traditional.
- BIOS 1100 – Basic Anatomy & Physiology (or equivalent) OR
- BIOS 2250 and BIOS 2260 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (or equivalent)
Regardless of course taken, the student must pass with a C+ or above.
Employment opportunities include hospital emergency rooms, private ambulance services, off-shore oil rigs, movie sets, reality shows and salaried fire and emergency medical services departments. Emergency medical services and fire science are synonymous in some communities. Fire Departments are one of the major employers of paramedics and a large number of our students are enrolled in both disciplines with a major emphasis in Paramedicine. A degree is essential for advancement and financial compensation in most fire departments; some states now require a minimum of the Associate of Applied Science degree to certify.
MPCC’s Emergency Medical Services program does not offer job placement assistance.
The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program is accredited by CAAHEP – the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs with oversight from CoAEMSP – the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession.
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Advanced Placement Policy: The Paramedic Program does not allow advanced placement.
*Completion of the entire sequence of classes will lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services.
*Completion of the specialized advanced emergency medical courses will lead to a diploma.