|The paramedic curriculum is a rigorous 12 to 15-month (four to five quarters) sequence of instruction, with entry in the fall quarter only. This course is designed for students who have worked as EMTs for at least 6 months at full-time capacity, or the equivalent part-time experience (960 hours), and wish to become a paramedic. The first three quarters (beginning Fall) are didactic (classroom) instruction, meeting twice a week. The final two quarters include the clinical phase (hospital experience), and the field internship (ambulance time). Students may opt to take the clinical portion while concurrently attending didactic to shorten the overall time spent for program completion.|
The curriculum exceeds state law requirements by providing instruction based upon the United States Department of Transportation Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum, Title 22, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals, Basic Trauma Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, National Registry of EMTs paramedic examinations, and studies of current nation-wide protocols and expanded practices.
Students who complete the program in a satisfactory manner will be awarded a career certificate and are qualified to apply to the state for paramedic licensure. Licensure is a legal requirement to work as a paramedic in California.
The program is designed to prepare students for employment as paramedics working for ambulance services, fire agencies, fixed & rotary wing operations, and hospital emergency rooms.
|Units required for Major: 79|
|Units required for Certificate: 64|
Associate Degree Requirements:
OPTIONAL ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND REQUIREMENTS:
|AS = Associate in Science Degree.|
|CCC = Career Certificate.|
|General Certificate information|
|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All paramedic classes are held at the Foothill College Middlefield Campus, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.|
|Career Certificate Requirements (64 units)|
|EMTP 100A Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic Program-I (14 Units)|
EMTP 100B Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic Program-II (13 Units)
EMTP 100C Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic Program-III (12 Units)
EMTP 102 Hospital-Clinical Experience (3.5 Units) (this course must be taken twice)
EMTP 103A Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic Program- Ambulance Field Internship (9 Units)
EMTP 103B Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic Program- Ambulance Field Internship (9 Units)
Academic Year: 2007-2008
|Date Modified: 2007-05-18 14:31:41|