Paramedic

The Paramedic Program at Dyersburg State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992 www.coaemsp.org

Contact Information

This program is in the Division of Business, Technology and Allied Health.

btah@dscc.edu
731-286-3205

Check your progress

As a current student, you can track your progress towards completion using DSCC's Degree Planning System (DegreeWorks).

The Paramedic Program will provide the education and training to the student that enables them to enter the workforce as an entry level Paramedic. We follow Standard II.C – Program Goals of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Professions (CoAEMSP) which states:

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

Degree plan requirements for the Paramedic concentration by catalog year:
2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015

Typical Jobs: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Rescue Squads, Fire Departments, Basic Life Support Ambulance Services, Emergency Rooms (Patient Care Tech), Physician's Offices, Industrial Sites, Advanced Life Support Ambulance Services, Lead EMS Provider on Advanced Life Support Services, Trauma Center ER - Trauma Response Team.

Apply Now to the Paramedic Concentration Program!

Deadline for application to the Paramedic concentration program is June 1st each year. UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended to June 20, 2018.
 

The Paramedic Certificate may be your next step.  For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website.

Degree plan requirements for the Paramedic certificate by catalog year:
2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016

Typical Jobs: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Rescue Squads, Fire Departments, Basic Life Support Ambulance Services, Emergency Rooms (Patient Care Tech), Physician's Offices, Industrial Sites, Advanced Life Support Ambulance Services, Lead EMS Provider on Advanced Life Support Services, Trauma Center ER - Trauma Response Team.

 

Program Outcomes

Graduation Semester 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Threshold 3yr Avg 5yr Avg
Attrition 2 1 0 0 10 1 N/A N/A N/A
Retention% 85 95 100 100 63 93 70 93.3 88.6
NREMT Written Attempting 11 19 11 6 14 10 N/A N/A N/A

NR Written Successful %; 1st Attempt

81.8 63.2 81.8 100 71.4 70 70 75.6 79.64
NR Practical Attempting 11 19 11 6 17 10 N/A N/A N/A
NR Practical Successful % 90.9 100 100 100 100 100 70 96.97 98.18
Positive Placement % 90.9 100 100 100 100 100 70 96.97 98.18

 

Success Rates

Graduation Semester 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Threshold 3yr Avg 5yr Avg
Graduates 10 17 17 6 16 13 N/A 11.3 11.2