Emergency Medical - Paramedic Technical Certificate

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Program Director: 
Jeffrey Roberts
Office: 
CBIH-130
Phone: 
(423) 493.8765
Fax: 
(423) 697.3324

Deadline Dates

Program - June 30 of Each Year
If weekend, due following Business Day.
TEAS Deadline: June 25, 2018
paramedic

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.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions

1248 Harwood Rd.

Bedford, TX 76021

http://www.COAEMSP.org

(817) 283-9403 FAX (817) 354-8519

Program Outcomes

Certification Exam Scores, Pass Rates, Placement
Graduation Semester 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Threshold 3yr Avg 5yr Avg
Attrition 7.3 15.0 14.7 34.3 30.3 11.9 27.0 N/A    
Retention % 92.7 85 85.3 65.7 69.7 88.1 73.0 70 87.7 79.7
NR Written Attempting 97 94.1 96.6 91.3 91.3 100 100      
NR Written Successful % 68.8 93.8 89.3 81.0 61.9 64.7 95.8 70 87.7 76.7
NR Practical Attempting 100 94.1 89.7 100 95.7 97.1 87.5      
NR Practical Successful% 100 100 100 100 100 97.0 52.4 70 100 92.2
Positive Placement% 100 94.1 96.6 95.7 95.7 100 100 70 96.9 96.4

Success Rates

Graduation Rate
Graduation Semester 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Threshold 3yr Total 5yr Total
Graduates 33 17 29 23 23 34 24 N/A 69 126
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

First Semester (16 hours) (spring) (fall)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2,207.508,595.50
Truescreen: myRecord Tracker Fee:17.5017.50
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Liability Insurance11.0511.05
Physical Examination (estimate)150.00150.00
Hepatitis B (estimate)175.00175.00
Truescreen Criminal Background Check30.0030.00
Truescreen Drug Screening (10 panel)31.0031.00
Uniforms (estimate)200.00200.00
Textbooks (estimate)500.00500.00
Total3,322.059,710.05
Second Semester (17 hours) (spring)
Maintenance Fee2,239.508,727.50
Subtotal2,239.508,727.50
Third Semester (11 hours) (summer)
Maintenance Fee1,917.007,406.00
Subtotal1,917.007,406.00
Total7,478.5525,843.55

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.