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Paramedic Technology

Paramedic Technology, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, and Advanced EMT course, prepare students to become entry-level Emergency Medical Services providers. BSC affiliates with St. Alexius Medical Center, Metro Area Ambulance Service, and other medical entities to provide hospital, clinical and field internship training, plus classroom, laboratory and Internet course education.

Overview

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On-campus
Paramedic Technology

Delivery method: On campus (with the option to take certain courses via interactive video)
Paramedic
AEMT Course - On Demand: Spring only
EMT Course begins: Fall and Spring

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and the Paramedic Program at BSC are limited enrollment programs that prepare students to become entry-level Emergency Medical Services providers. BSC affiliates with healthcare facilities throughout North Dakota to provide concurrent training with classroom, laboratory, and clinical/field education. The Emergency Medical Services program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Hwy 19N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. Phone: 727-210-2350 or online at http://www.caahep.org.

Emergency Medical Technician Course (EMT)

EMT study encompasses 16 weeks of classroom, lab, and clinical/field education offered in the fall and spring semesters. Coursework includes basic anatomy and physiology, airway management, medical and trauma emergency management, and basic pharmacology in conjunction with hands-on, skill-based training.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Course (AEMT)

Study encompasses 16 weeks of classroom, lab, and clinical/field education offered in the spring semester on an as needed basis. Coursework includes basic anatomy and physiology, airway management, medical and trauma management, basic pharmacology and limited advanced skills in IV therapy and Supraglottic airway management in conjunction with hands-on, skill-based training.

Paramedic Program

Paramedic study begins in the fall and encompasses three semesters of classroom, lab, and hospital clinical/field education. Coursework includes anatomy and physiology, cardiology, pharmacology, patient assessment, airway management, and medical /trauma emergency management in conjunction with hands-on, skill-based training.

Preparation

EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics often work with police officers, firefighters, nurses and doctors. They may be out in any weather and have irregular hours. Work is physically strenuous and can be stressful. Potential students must be emotionally stable, able to lift and carry heavy loads, and have good dexterity, eyesight, and accurate color vision.

Program Requirements

EMT and AEMT students who successfully pass the specified or required courses are job ready to enter the workforce.

Paramedic students who complete the coursework requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree with 62 credits or program certificate with 51 credits.

All students completing the EMT, AEMT or Paramedic program must take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians cognitive and psychomotor exams to become certified as an EMT, AEMT or Paramedic.

Detailed program requirements for the Paramedic Technology Associate in Applied Science degree and Program Certificate are located on the degree plan.

Career Opportunities

Employment of EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics is expected to grow by 33 percent through 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. In North Dakota, smaller communities and oil-impacted locations will have the greatest demand and opportunities for EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics. Job prospects will be best for those with advanced education and certifications.

Sarah Haugen Scholarship

Available to eligible Paramedic students only and is completed in the fall for spring semester. Contact the BSC Foundation.

 

Contact

Kelli Sears • Health Sciences 109B
701-224-2695
kelli.sears@bismarckstate.edu

Additional Information

The National Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits the Emergency Medical Services program.

The Bismarck State College Paramedic Technology 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  
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 • Clearwater, FL 33763  
727-210-2350 • www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 • Rowlett, TX 75088
214-702-8445 • FAX 213-701-8992 • www.coaemsp.org  
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Licensing/Certification Disclosure
All students completing the EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic program must take and successfully pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians cognitive and psychomotor exams to become certified as an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic. The National Registry certification is recognized in every state in the United States, and 46 states, including North Dakota, use the National Registry certification as a basis for licensure to work.