To prepare competent entry level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics to serve in career and volunteer positions throughout the Commonwealth and neighboring regions.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to:
- Comprehend, apply and evaluate the didactic, clinical and field information relative to the graduate’s role as an entry level Paramedic and to display behaviors consistent with the professional and employer expectations within the Commonwealth
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry level Paramedic within the Commonwealth including but not limited to:
- Administer advanced life support care to sick and injured persons from pre-term through geriatric patients
- Assess the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance
- Restore and stabilize heart rhythm on pulseless, nonbreathing patients, using defibrillator, cardioversion, or external pacemaker
- Monitor cardiac patients using electrocardiograph
- Initiate intravenous fluids to administer medication, or to replace fluids to the body
- Perform endotracheal intubation to maintain the patient’s airway and to ventilate the patient
- Administer injections of medications
- Able to record patient vital signs including blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, skin color, texture and temperature, pupil response to light, capillary refill time, blood glucose reading, pulse oximetry and capnography
- Extricate entrapped victims
- Observe, record, and report any changes in patient condition to the physician
- Operate and maintain control of the emergency response vehicle
- Function in the role of Team Leader for additional personnel involved in any emergency scene
- Communicate effectively to additional personnel at scene or to hospital personnel via radio/telephone systems
- At the completion of didactic, clinical and field practicum, the Paramedic student is prepared to sit for the Massachusetts Advanced Level Office of Emergency Medical Services Practical and Written Examinations.
Admissions inquiries should be directed to admissions [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu .Prospective students may apply to the program of their choice by following the enrollment steps at the following link: http://www.qcc.edu/pages/Enrollment_Steps.html
CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing:
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) are required. Finger printing and drug testing may be required.
Cost for EMT-P practical exam: currently $150.00 to OEMS, QCC site fee of $150.00. Other site fees vary. Cost for EMT-P written exam: $55.00. Uniforms for Clinical and Field Practicum vary per semester by student agreement. Estimated current cost $200.00.
Technical Performance Standards:
See page 17 in the catalog or the Technical Performance Standards page.
Credit for Prior Learning:
Students enrolled in this program may be able to earn academic credit for prior learning. Please contact the office of Career Placement Services at careerservices [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu, 508.854.4439, Room 272 A.
Transfer Articulations & Opportunities:
Prospective students may learn more about transfer articulation agreements at the following link: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer/ArticPathways.html. More information regarding transfer opportunities is available at: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer.
|Course Title||Course #||Offered||Plan to Take||Grade||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Intermediate Module I||EMT 102||F||1||EMT 101 or equivalent|
|Intermediate Module II||EMT 103||F||2||EMT 102|
|Intermediate Module III||EMT 104||F||3||EMT 103|
|Intermediate Module IV||EMT 105||F||2||EMT 104|
|Intermediate Module V||EMT 106||F||4||EMT 105|
|Intermediate Module VI||EMT 107||F||3||EMT 106|
|Total credits required:||15|
The CIP Code is 51.0904. See web address for more information: http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=51.0904&g=Go 0% of students graduate on-time. The cost of this program for tuition and fees is $3,655 and the estimated books and supplies are $450.