Paramedics are healthcare professionals who possess special knowledge and advanced skills in pre-hospital emergency medicine. They are the eyes, ears, and hands of the physician at the hospital, and as such, they render basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illness, and continue while transporting these patients to the hospital. Paramedics are in radio contact with the physician at the hospital at all times. Paramedics are part of the rapidly expanding branch of the health care profession known as EMS (Emergency Medical Services).
Paramedic training is delivered through a combination of classroom instruction (Didactic and Psychomotor skills) and a blend of clinical/filled experience. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry's written and practical examinations. Upon successful completions of examinations and other licensure requirements, the student will be eligible for the State of Tennessee Paramedic license.
Students interested in an A.A.S. degree Paramedic degree can incorporate the Paramedic Technical Certificate (43 credit hours) by taking general education courses prior to the program, in-curriculum with the paramedic program, or after the paramedic technical certificate is completed.
Students may not receive multiple degrees, but either the A.A.S. Paramedic, A.A.S. in Fire Science with concentration in Emergency Medical Care, or A.A.S. in Management with concentration in Health Services.
|Graduation Year||2018||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||Threshold||3yr Avg||5yr Avg|
|NR Written Attempting %||100||100||100||90.3||97||94.1||N/A||100||97.46|
|NR Written Successful%||92||86||79.3||67.9||68.8||93.8||70||85.7||78.8|
|NR Practical Attempting %||100||100||100||100||100||94.1||N/A||100||100|
|NR Practical Successful %||100||100||100||100||100||100||70||100||100|
|Positive Placement %||100||100||100||100||100||94.1||70||100||100|
|Graduation Semester||2018||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||Threshold||3yr Total||5yr Total|
- Director/manager of emergency medical services
- Emergency medical service instruction/education
- Industrial settings
- Law enforcement agencies
- Nursing homes
- Overseas opportunities
- Public safety agencies
- Supervisor with public/private safety organizations
- Supervisor with emergency/air medical transport services
|First Semester (16 hours) (spring) (fall)||In-state||Out-of-state|
|Upload documentation for:|
|Physical Examination (estimate)||150.00||150.00|
|Hepatitis B (estimate)||175.00||175.00|
|My Record Tracker Fee||17.50||17.50|
|Truescreen Criminal Background Check||24.50||24.50|
|Truescreen Drug Screening (10 panel)||31.00||31.00|
|Second Semester (17 hours) (spring)|
|Third Semester (11 hours) (summer)|
These are estimated program costs. Actual costs may vary due to changes in tuition and/or fee increases as determined by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Note: College fees are included in the maintenance cost. To view current calculation table, go to Bursar’s Office on Chattanooga State website. This website will also give you information on refund policies, fee payments and the refund calendar.