EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC
This program provides technical knowledge and skills required by the California Administrative Code to gain certification in California as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P). The job of the EMT-P is to provide basic life support for the sick and injured in the pre-hospital or emergency room setting. Many fire service and law enforcement positions require an EMT-P certificate as a prerequisite for employment.
This five semester training program provides the student with knowledge of acute, critical clinical symptoms pertaining to pre-hospital emergency medical care of the infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient. Completion of this program meets minimum requirements to take the state license exam to become a Paramedic.
HLH 60 EMT-Paramedic I (Didactic) (9 units)
HLH 61 EMT-Paramedic II (Didactic) (9 units)
HLH 62 EMT-Paramedic (Clinical) (4 units)
HLH 63 EMT-Paramedic Field Internship I (5 units)
HLH 64 EMT-Paramedic Field Internship II (5 units)
HLH 68 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (1 unit)
HLH 182 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (1 unit)
Total units required for Certificate: 34
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate of achievement will be able to:
- Apply safety and infection control practices to maintain personal and professional well-being and to ensure patient safety.
- Manage emergency patient care and treatment appropriately within the scope of practice for an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic.
- Establish and/or maintain a patient airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient and be able to properly administer medications.
- Apply legal knowledge and medical ethics to all patient care situations by documenting accurate and complete patient records and reports whole maintaining patient confidentiality.
- Take a proper patient history and perform a comprehensive physical exam on any patient, and communicate the findings to others.
- Practice professional standards by demonstrating a strong work ethic, positive attitude, respect for patients, ability to work cooperatively as a health care team member and willingness to maintain and enhance technical skills.
Gainful Employment Information
This information is provided to prospective students to help them make a better, more informed decision about a certificate program.
CIP Code: 51.0904
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CIP Program Description: Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Program Name: EMT/Paramedic
Program Level: Certificate of Achievement
Program Length: 3 semesters
The following table lists the ONET Code and ONET Title (SOC) for occupations related to this program
|ONET Code||ONET Title (SOC)
||Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Estimated Cost of Program: $1,569.00 
Estimated Cost for Textbooks and Supplies: $432.00 
Mendocino College does not offer on-campus housing.
Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 0
Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
- The percentage of completers with student debt;
- The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
- The amount of Federal student loan debt;
- The amount of Private loan debt;
- The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
- The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;
This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.
Program length is expressed in semesters. There are two 17-week semesters each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Length of time is calculated as the number of semesters it would take a student to complete the program unit requirements if they enrolled at the minimum full-time level of 12 units per semester. Students may be able to accelerate their progress by enrolling in more units per semester or enrolling in Summer session, if courses are available. Time to complete the program may be longer than the normal program length if a student requires remedial course work.
 Program cost is estimated based upon current unit cost (Fall 2012) of $46.00 per unit plus any additional Course Material Fees for required courses. Additional required fees are also included.
Textbook cost estimate is based upon retail cost of new textbooks purchased through the Mendocino College Bookstore. A student's actual cost may vary based upon the availability of used textbooks, rental textbooks or electronic text books.
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Created: June 14, 2011 @ 08:02 AM
Last Modified: June 27, 2012 @ 11:38 AM