New: In accordance with new regulations requiring additional accreditation for our Paramedic program, TMCC is currently undergoing the accreditation process with COAEMSP (www.coaemsp.org) and is awaiting a site visit. Until such time as an announcement is made, TMCC is fully qualified to educate and graduate students from our Paramedic programs. Apply today, and get started in training for your new career today.
The paramedic program is designed for the student who desires education with a career goal as a paramedic (Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic-EMTP). A certificate of completion will be offered upon completion of the curriculum and successful passing of the National Registry Exam. The certificate of achievement from TMCC will be awarded after the student has completed all program and certificate requirements. This is a 10-month continuous program.
The EMTP curriculum meets all requirements as outlined in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.
The program is 1,400+ hours in length and based on specific objectives. The didactic/classroom phase includes 600+ hours of instruction. Activities include lectures, skills lab sessions, demonstrations and simulations. The second phase is completed in the hospital environment where the student is provided the opportunity to apply the cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills gained in the classroom setting. The student is under direct supervision of a physician or registered nurse and will participate in direct patient care. The student must complete at least 240 hours of clinical/hospital experience. The third and final component of the paramedic program is the field rotation phase. The student will apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom and hospital under the direct supervision of a preceptor that is currently functioning in the role of a paramedic.
The EMTP candidate will be required to complete a minimum of 480 hours of field rotation lab. Student progression in the program is contingent upon attaining a grade of "C" or better in all paramedic curricula. A "C" grade is equal to 75%. Courses must be taken in the sequence outlined.
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