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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Paramedic Technician

Associate Degree  |  10-531-1

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Start Dates: August, January

Effective: January 2025

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

531-180Intro to Adv Pre-hospital Care2Program student | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course will serve as a bridge from the EMT-Basic into Advanced Life Support course offerings inclusive of EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic and FireMedic. Course will include lab (simulation). This course will lead to a better prepared learner as student moved into advanced level course work with a better understanding of occupation and expectation of the work place.

801-136English Composition 13Minimum grade of "C" required.This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

806-177Gen Anatomy & Physiology4836-133 or 806-134 or concurrent or CHEM Test Score | Minimum grade of "C" required.Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients.

809-198Intro to Psychology3Minimum grade of "C" required.This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

TOTAL CREDITS:12 

Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

531-911EMS Fundamental2Program student; 806-177 and 531-180 or concurrent | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course provides the paramedic student with comprehensive knowledge of EMS systems, safety, well-being, legal issues, and ethical issues, with the intended outcome of improving the health of EMS personnel, patients, and the community. The students will obtain fundamental knowledge of public health principles and epidemiology as related to public health emergencies, health promotion, and illness/injury prevention. Introducing students to comprehensive anatomical and medical terminology and abbreviations will foster the development of effective written and oral communications with colleagues and other health care professionals.

531-912Paramedic Medical Principles4Program student; (531-911 or concurrent or P911 Test Score) and 806-177 or concurrent | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course addresses the complex depth of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of major human systems while also introducing the paramedic students to the topics of shock, immunology, and bleeding.

806-179Adv Anatomy & Physiology4806-177 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course is the second semester in a two-semester sequence in which normal human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Instructional delivery within a classroom and laboratory setting. Experimentation within a science lab will include analysis of cellular metabolism, the individual components of body systems such as the nervous, neuro-muscular, cardiovascular, and urinary. Continued examination of homeostatic mechanisms and their relationship to fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance and blood. Integration of genetics to human reproduction and development are also included in this course.

TOTAL CREDITS:10 

Third Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

531-913Adv. Patient Assess Principles3Program student; 531-912 or concurrent or P912 Test Score | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. By utilizing a structured and organized assessment process with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life span development, and changes that occur to the human body with time, the students will learn to develop a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning, along with the ability to modify the assessment as necessary to formulate a treatment plan for their patients.

531-914Adv. Pre-hospital Pharmacology3Program student; 531-913 or concurrent or P913 Test Score | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course provides the paramedic student with the comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology required to formulate and administer a pharmacological treatment plan intended to mitigate emergencies and improve the overall health of the patient.

531-915Paramedic Respiratory Mgt.2Program student; 531-914 or concurrent or P914 Test Score | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patient airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages. Specific knowledge pertaining to the respiratory system is also provided to ensure the student is prepared to formulate afield impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a respiratory complaint.

531-916Paramedic Cardiology4Program student; 531-915 or concurrent | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a cardiovascular complaint.

531-925Paramedic Clinical Field 1A2128 Hours | Program student; 531-916 or concurrent | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course provides the student with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in field and health care environment experiences with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or approved preceptors. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in formal high-fidelity human patient simulator experiences as a part of this course. Clinical areas introduced are Physician I, Respiratory Therapy, IV Team, Emergency Department and OR.

806-197Microbiology4806-177 or 806-207 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course examines microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, growth, and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. Disease production, epidemiology, host defense mechanisms, and the medical impact of microbes in the environment, industry, and biotechnology are also addressed.

TOTAL CREDITS:18 

Fourth Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

531-918Adv Emergency Resuscitation1Program student; 531-916 or concurrent | Minimum grade of "B-" required.By teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) methodologies and protocols, this course prepares the paramedic student in the integration of comprehensive knowledge of causes and pathophysiology into the management of shock, respiratory failure, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, and peri-arrest states with an emphasis on early intervention to prevent respiratory and/or cardiac arrest if possible.

531-919Paramedic Medical Emergencies4Program student | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a medical complaint.

531-920Paramedic Trauma3Program student; 531-919 or concurrent | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for an acutely injured patient.

531-921Special Patient Populations3Program student; 531-920 or concurrent | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with special needs. Gynecological emergencies, along with special considerations in trauma are also included within this course.

531-926Paramedic Clinical Field 1B1Program student; 531-925 or concurrent | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course provides the student with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in field and health care environment experiences with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or approved preceptors. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in formal high-fidelity human patient simulator experiences as a part of this course. Clinical areas introduced are intensive care medicine, pediatric emergency departments, obstetrics, and cardiac catheterization lab.

801-197Technical Reporting3801-136 or 801-219 | Minimum grade of "C" required.Prepares and presents oral and written technical reports. Types of reports may include lab and field reports, proposals, technical letters and memos, technical research reports, and case studies. Designed as an advanced communication course for students who have completed at least the prerequisite introductory writing course with a grade of "D-".

809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3Minimum grade of "C" required.This is a course that draws from several disciplines to reaffirm the basic American values of justice and equality by teaching a basic vocabulary, a history of immigration and conquest, principles of transcultural communication, legal liability and the value of aesthetic production to increase the probability of respectful encounters among people. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the topics of ageism, sexism, gender differences, sexual orientation, the disabled and the American Disability Act (ADA) are explored. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives.

TOTAL CREDITS:18 

Fifth Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

531-922EMS Operations1Program student; 531-921 or concurrent | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course provides the paramedic student with the knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public, and EMS personnel safety.

531-923Paramedic Capstone1Program student; 531-922 or concurrent or 531-166 | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course provides the student with a final opportunity to incorporate their cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills through labs and scenario-based practice and evaluations prior to taking the National Registry written and practical examinations. Technical Skills Attainment (TSA) for each student will be compiled and/or documented within this course as required by the DHS-approved paramedic curriculum.

531-924Paramedic Clinical/Field 24256 Hours | Program student | Minimum grade of "B-" required.This course provides the student with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in the field and health care environment experiences with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or approved preceptors. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in formal high-fidelity human patient simulator experiences as a part of this course. Successful completion of this course requires the student to meet all clinical and field competency requirements at the paramedic level as defined by WI DHS EMS.

TOTAL CREDITS:6 

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Minimum Program Credits Required: 64

Grade of B- required for program core courses

Grade of C required for general education courses

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

Updated: 5/8/2024 12:40 p.m.  |  Printed: 5/29/2024 4:51 a.m.

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