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Emergency medical technician paramedics have advanced knowledge and skills in emergency medical care, often working with police and firefighters to save lives. Trained to react quickly, they respond to emergencies, assess injuries, provide emergency care, and transport injured and sick persons to medical facilities. It’s demanding work, both physically and emotionally, but there’s deep satisfaction in knowing that what they do is vital to the community.

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  • How long will it take me to complete this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program?

    The program is designed to take 27 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 79% finished in 27 months.

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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate from Baker College

Emergency Medical Technician - ParamedicCertificate

Make a difference every day.

Prepare yourself to do work that matters.

Emergency medical technician paramedics have advanced knowledge and skills in emergency medical care, often working with police and firefighters to save lives. Trained to react quickly, they respond to emergencies, assess injuries, provide emergency care, and transport injured and sick persons to medical facilities. It’s demanding work, both physically and emotionally, but there’s deep satisfaction in knowing that what they do is vital to the community.

Discover Your Future Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Career

Career Facts

$31,020

Median salary for EMTs and Paramedics

23%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$90,930

Median salary for Physician Assistants

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Overview

Baker’s Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic certificate program provides advanced emergency medical training through classroom studies, hands-on clinical work and lab experience.

You learn basic emergency care—how to analyze diagnostic signs and abnormal conditions and how to care for ill and injured people on the scene and during transport. In addition, you gain advanced skills in airway, cardiology, pediatrics, trauma care, and more.

When you complete our program, you’ll be 100% employable, and fully prepared to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exams required for licensing in the state of Michigan.

Course Information
Requirements84 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
EMS 101
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12 Quarter Hours

Provides an overview of the components of the Emergency Medical Services system including roles and responsibilities of the Basic EMT, an overview of basic human anatomy, airway management patient assessment and documentation, and will address basic medical emergencies. The student will receive training to be eligible for an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Card that will be current for two years, as a part of this course. 100 hours of lecture and 40 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Basic EMT I12
EMS 102
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12 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of the Basic EMT program in preparation for Basic EMT licensure. Topics include additional medical and behavioral assessment, trauma management, patient stabilization, and transportation. This course will also focus on special populations and cultural considerations. 70 hours of lecture, 60 hours of lab, and 60 hours of clinicals are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EMS 101, Student background check.
Basic EMT II12
EMS 201E
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12 Quarter Hours

Includes specialized topics such as emergency vehicle operations and hazardous materials response. Introduces training in shock management, intravenous therapy, and advanced airway control techniques. Introduces medication administration, including a variety of administration routes and dosage calculations as well as drugs specific to the Advanced EMT role. This course reviews the Advanced EMTs role and responsibilities, addresses the field's medical and legal aspects, and instructs in EMS system operation at the Advanced EMT and Advanced Life Support levels. Includes hands-on laboratory experiences and clinical work.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EMS 102 or basic EMT license, Student background check.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician12
EMS 202A
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12 Quarter Hours

Introduces respiratory emergencies and patient management at the paramedic level, along with appropriate use of respiratory medications. Introduces the concepts and terminology relative to cardiac arrhythmias and examines how to differentiate among them. This course presents electrical treatment modalities such as defibrillation and cardioversion for cardiac emergencies as well as the use of cardiac medications. Introduces the concepts of 12-lead electrocardiography and addresses assessment and management of the patient suffering from acute myocardial infarction. Includes extensive practical laboratory experience and a required clinical component including hospital and ALS ambulance rotations.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EMS 201D, Student background check.
Paramedic Training II12
EMS 203A
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12 Quarter Hours

Reviews the concepts underlying mechanism of injury and nature of illness and expands on the treatment of trauma and various medical conditions, while integrating pathophysiological and pharmacological knowledge acquired in EMS201D and EMS202A. Includes extensive practical laboratory experience and a required clinical component.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EMS 202A, Student background check.
Paramedic Training III12
EMS 204
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12 Quarter Hours

Introduces the care of special patients including neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric populations. Includes extensive clinical experience in various hospital and non-hospital medical environments, and on Advanced Life Support ambulances. Begins to synthesize didactic and practical knowledge and develop paramedic critical thinking skills. Extensive skill performance evaluation is included.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EMS 203A, Student background check.
Paramedic Training IV12
EMS 205
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12 Quarter Hours

Continues the development of critical thinking skills through scenario-based instruction and participation in ACLS, PALS and a trauma course. Reinforces electrical therapy skills of defibrillation, cardioversion, external pacing, as well as 12-lead electrocardiography. Reviews emergency pharmacology and explores appropriate EMS system operations at the paramedic level. There is an emphasis on development of the paramedic as a professional. This course includes a field internship of 250 hours, ACLS, PALS, a trauma course and lecture.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EMS 204, Student background check.
Paramedic Training V12

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 84

Program Description

This program provides a thorough understanding of the role of the paramedic and stresses recognition of abnormal conditions through analysis of diagnostic signs and care for the persons with specific illnesses or injury, at the scene and during transport to a medical facility. In addition, students will acquire knowledge and skills in advanced topics such as advanced airway, intravenous therapy, cardiology, pharmacology, pediatrics, and trauma care. Special considerations, such as response to incidents involving hazardous materials, terrorist incidents, and emergency vehicle operations are explored. Successful completion of the program will make candidates eligible to apply for the National Registry for EMTs written and practical exams which are necessary for licensure in the state of Michigan. A valid EMT License, certificate of completion, or any transcripts of post-secondary EMT basic education must be presented to the College before beginning EMS201D.

Program Status: Open Enrollment

Accreditation

The Baker College Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992; www.coaemsp.org

The Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic Program is approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health, PO Box 30670, 611 West Ottawa, Lansing, MI 48906; (517) 335-0918. (Approved at levels: EMT Basic, EMT Specialist, and Paramedic.)

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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  • How long will it take me to complete this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program?

    The program is designed to take 27 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 79% finished in 27 months.

Testimonial quote

During my second semester, I had a job offer, and by the third, I was employed in two different agencies.

Phil Cornelius