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
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 McCook Community College/Mid Plains Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
To contact the CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
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EMS/Paramedic Program Director
Advanced Placement Policy: The McCook Community College/Mid-Plains Community College Paramedic Program does not offer Advanced Placement.
Experiential Learning Policy: The McCook Community College/Mid-Plains Community College Paramedic Program does not award credit or allow advanced placement for Experiential Learning.
Transfer Credits Policy: The McCook Community College/Mid-Plains Community College Paramedic Program does not allow advanced placement secondary to transfer of credits.
*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.