Minimum Expectations Goal: (Standard II.C)  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.

This program is eligible for financial aid.

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Due prior to registration: Prerequisites: Attend an Information Session for Paramedic Science program, Possess current New Jersey EMT-Basic certification, Possess high school diploma or equivalency, Possess current American Heart Association CPR certification for healthcare professionals, Be 18 years of age before the start of the first day of Didactic; Obtain a reading score of 11 on the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA); Complete the Paramedic Science Entrance Examination with a minimum score of 75; Must possess the physical capabilities to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Paramedic.

Due prior to going on clinical: Documentation of physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test, and Hepatitis B series (this is the responsibility of the student). Documentation of health insurance (this is the responsibility of the student). Successful completion of a criminal background check (included in tuition). 

This course prepares experienced EMTs to perform Advanced Life Support (ALS) as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP). Paramedics provide advanced medical care in a prehospital setting. Through our highly intensive curriculum, students will gain knowledge and experience through various disciplines that develop critical thinking, and decision-making skills, that prepare students for a career in Paramedic Science. 

In addition to classroom and skills laboratory education, students will be able to contextualize and enhance that education through many patient-centered scenarios, with both live patients and high-fidelity simulations. Alongside this experience, students will train in a wide variety of hospital clinical disciplines, culminating in a field internship on Mobile Intensive Care Units, where they will progress to a lead role as an entry-level paramedic.

This course covers the materials and skills identified in the 2021 National EMS Education Standards, the 2021 National EMS Scope of Practice Model, and the 2017 Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Portfolio, as adopted by the State of New Jersey, meeting or exceeding the guidelines in the current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s EMS Education Standards. As part of this education, students will also receive training and certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). Students completing the program will be required to pass the National Registry (NREMT) Paramedic Certification exam.

The Paramedic Science program will utilize technology to enhance our students’ learning experience. Our scenario lab comes equipped with Simulation Technology and enhanced video capabilities for the debriefing of scenarios. The Paramedic Science program will provide a superior learning experience for highly motivated individuals seeking a career in advanced prehospital emergency medical care.

The program consists of nine modules: 

Module 1: Principles of Paramedic Science I 
Module 2: Principles of Paramedic Science II 
Module 3: Principles of Paramedic Science III 
Module 4: Principles of Paramedic Science IV 
Module 5: Paramedic Clinical Concepts I 
Module 6: Paramedic Clinical Concepts II
Module 7: Paramedic Field Experience 
Module 8: Paramedic Field Capstone 
Module 9: NREMT-P Terminal Competencies 

College Pathways: Upon successful completion of the program and NREMT credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 16 college credits toward a Health Sciences degree from Atlantic Cape.

Student Responsibility: Students are required to purchase black or navy blue EMS pants, stethoscope, black belt, and black footwear. 

PARA-500 (1,456 hours) 
Cost: $21,699 (Tuition: $18,493, Materials: $3,171, Campus Safety Fee: $25, 
Registration Fee: $10) 

Section AW01: Worthington Atlantic City Campus 
Lecture & Skills: Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Next class starts September 2024.

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