Paramedicine

64 SEMESTER HOURS

The applicant must meet the following admission requirements:
1. Admission to John Wood Community College
2. Age 18 or older before beginning EMS courses
3. Current EMT–Basic Licensure or EMS 150
4. Paramedic pre-entrance exam
5. Interview with the EMS director
6. Possess current Healthcare Provider CPR certification
7. Pass drug test
8. Pass criminal background check
9. Provide proof of current immunizations

NOTE: First-year coursework does not follow the JWCC traditional schedule. Classes meet twice weekly, two evenings per week, four hours each. There are approximately 12 additional hours per week of required clinical time. Students follow the sequence of courses listed below.

First Year Required Courses  
EMS 160 Paramedic I 6
EMS 165 Paramedic Clinical Practice I 3
EMS 170 Paramedic II 6
EMS 175 Paramedic Clinical Practice II 3
EMS 260 Paramedic III 6
EMS 265 Paramedic Clinical Practice III 3
EMS 270 Paramedic IV 7
EMS 275 Paramedic Clinical Practice IV 3
EMS 199 Work-Based Education-Paramedic (Clinical)  2
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail 1
      40
       
Second Year Required Courses  
First Semester  
General Education Math Requirement 3
BIO 275 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CSC 100 Computer Literacy 1
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology OR  
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
    Elective  1
      12
       
Second Semester  
BIO 276 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CMN 101 Introduction to Speech OR  
CMN 104 Interpersonal Communications 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I 3
    Elective  2
      12