Workforce Certificate, On Campus
The Paramedic course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for the advanced emergency care of ill or injured persons. These future clinicians will be taught critical life-saving interventions and medical knowledge that are on the leading-edge of
paramedicine. Paramedic candidates will be prepared to provide the highest-level emergency medical care and prepare for the NC State and/or National Registry Paramedic Exam. Once successfully credentialed, they will begin a career in the medical profession
as an entry-level paramedic with EMS agencies or in medical facilities across the state or nation.
The course is an 11-month program in a blended/hybrid format consisting of lecture, demonstrations, near-to-real life skills evaluation, and both hospital and field internships. Students will also be expected to perform monthly minimum clinical rotations
which will also occur outside of scheduled class dates. Specific training areas include compassionate patient care, assessment, peripheral access devices, advanced airway management, cardiac monitoring including defibrillation, cardioversion, cardiac
pacing, and the administration of prehospital advanced life support medications.
The course also includes Endurance Training for EMS (ETEMS), which is physical training that is incorporated into the program with PT sessions at the end of each class day to better prepare the students for the physical and mental stresses of the paramedic
This course is approved by and will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office EMS. The curriculum for the Paramedic educational program shall be the National EMS Educational Standards in conjunction with the 2009 or most current release of the
United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Paramedic Course: National Standard Curriculum.
The Paramedic program offers two Career Pathway options: Degree or Credential
Both pathway options have the following prerequisites that must be successfully completed prior to the first day of Paramedic class:
The following prerequisites will be administered at the Center for Public Safety on two different dates prior to Paramedic Course orientation.
Paramedic Classes begin with the Spring Semester (mid-January) of each year and conclude with Fall Semester (late-November) of the following year.
Applications open approximately 30 days prior to the scheduled orientation dates.
Please visit our events page at: www.facebook.com/surryems to apply when applications are open.
If no events are listed, you may email one of the contacts below for additional information.
This course is approved by and will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office EMS. The curriculum for the Paramedic educational program shall be the National EMS Educational Standards in conjunction with the 2009 or most current release of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Paramedic Course: National Standard Curriculum.
The Surry 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 Programs25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158Clearwater, FL 33763727-210-2350www.caahep.org
To contact CoAEMSP:8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312Rowlett, TX 75088214-703-8445FAX 214-703-8992www.coaemsp.org
Actively credentialed Paramedics may further their healthcare provider education with
AAS Emergency Medical Science Degree
Total credits needed to graduate: 1100 Hours
Textbooks for these courses are optional and should be provided by the student prior to class.
*Prices may vary by vendor.
Tuition for EMS courses is waived for members of NC Lifesaving organizations (i.e., Fire Department, Rescue Squad, EMS, Law Enforcement). Financial assistance for tuition, fees and/or books is available through the Surry Skill-up grant.
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