(EMP) Emergency Medical Paramedic - Technical Certificate

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Program Director: 
Curt Aukerman
Office: 
CBIH 136
Phone: 
(423) 493.3332
Fax: 
(423) 697.3324

Deadline Dates

Program - June 30 of Each Year
If weekend, due following Business Day.
paramedic

Information Session RSVP - Emergency Medical Services

Curriculum Details


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.

Minimum Expectations Goal of the Chattanooga State Paramedic Program:

“To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit point at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and /or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”

Accreditation

The Chattanooga State Paramedic program is accredited by the CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (727-210-2350) upon the recommendation of the CoAEMSP - Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (214-703-8445).

Program Outcomes

Certification Exams, Pass Rates, Placement

Graduation Year

2021

2020

2019

2018

Threshold

Attrition %

16.6

0

0

14

N/A

Retention %

83.4

100

100

86

70

NR Written Attempting %

100

100

100

100

N/A

NR Written Successful%

100

86

100

92

70

NR Practical Attempting %

100

100

100

100

N/A

NR Practical Successful %

100

100

100

100

70

Positive Placement %

100

100

100

100

70

 

Success Rates

Graduation Rate
Graduation Semester 2021 2020 2019 2018 3yr Total
Graduates 5 7 4 12 14
Employment Opportunities: 
  • Director/manager of emergency medical services
  • Emergency medical service instruction/education
  • Hospitals
  • 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

Program Cost

Estimated Program Costs
First Semester (15 hours) (spring) (fall)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2326.009055.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee375.00375.00
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Liability Insurance11.0511.05
Physical Examination (estimate)150.00150.00
Hepatitis B (estimate)175.00175.00
My Record Tracker Fee17.5017.50
Truescreen Criminal Background Check24.5024.50
Truescreen Drug Screening (12 panel)39.0039.00
Uniforms (estimate)200.00200.00
Textbooks (estimate)500.00500.00
Total3818.0510547.05
Second Semester (16 hours) (spring)
Maintenance Fee2363.009199.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee400.00400.00
Subtotal2763.009599.00
Third Semester (12 hours) (summer)
Maintenance Fee2215.008623.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee300.00300.00
Subtotal2515.008623.00
Total$9096.05$28769.05

Costs Disclaimer

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.