Paramedic Training Program

About the Profession

Paramedics play a crucial role in healthcare, serving as the frontline responders in emergency medical situations. They provide immediate care and stabilization to patients experiencing acute medical conditions, trauma, or life-threatening events before they reach the hospital. Paramedics are highly trained in advanced life support techniques, including administering medications, performing intubations, and using defibrillators.  Their ability to make quick, informed decisions in high-pressure environments significantly improves patient outcomes.

About Our Program

Our school prepares trainees for employment as paramedics. The team-based learning model focuses on a high standard of clinical skills, medical ethics and professionalism to meet the complex demands of medical offices, hospital clinics, outpatient care centers, and urgent care centers.

This fast-paced training will require students to successfully demonstrate a range of administrative and clinical competencies including:

  • Assessing and managing patients in pre-hospital settings
  • Applying pharmacology principles to prepare and administer medications
  • Conducting trauma assessments and implementing appropriate interventions
  • Managing respiratory emergencies and providing ventilation support
  • Maintaining infection control and sterilization techniques
  • Documenting patient care accurately and efficiently
  • Understanding and implementing disaster response and mass casualty protocols
  • Managing stress and maintaining composure in high-pressure situations

Time, Credit Hour, & Licensure Requirements

Total Time Commitment: 13 Months

Total Training Requirement: 868 Hours

  • Classroom Time: 318 hours
  • Clinical (Hospital) Experience: 250 hours (minimum)
  • Field Experience/Capstone: 300 hours (minimum)
  • Meeting Schedule: Classroom, 8 hours per week
  • Clinical (Hospital) Experience: 8-12 hours per week
  • Field Experience/Capstone: 24 hours per week, at completion of classroom and clinical (hospital) experience

Certification Requirements

  • After successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT) examination(s).

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to completing our online application and meeting our school’s general admission requirements, applicants who are approved for the Paramedic Training Program will have demonstrated that they submitted:

  • A transcript from a U.S. Department of Education approved school or facility showing that they received a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET. The transcript must show courses of study related to math, science, reading, and writing skills as part of the secondary school education
  • An Admission Application
  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of Legal Residence in US (birth certificate, unexpired US passport, Certificate of Naturalization or unexpired Permanent Resident Card)
  • Health Insurance Card

Additional Information

Funding may be available for this program through state or federal programs, or through St. Joseph Hospital for employees.