Paramedic Technician

Paramedic Technician

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

When someone’s life is on the line, paramedic teams are often the first on the scene. Paramedic technicians are the most qualified to lead these teams and make a critical difference for the gravely ill or injured.

A Closer Look

Paramedics provide preliminary treatment and transport the patient to a medical facility for further treatment if necessary. They perform cardiac support and emergency respiratory procedures, administer IV fluids, bandage wounds, stabilize injuries, and more. They must communicate well with others at the scene of an emergency and in a healthcare facility while transferring patient care.

Paramedics frequently work in pairs and are often in a lead role on a team of emergency medical technicians. Their success relies on precise teamwork.


What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Paramedic Technician program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to work competently as an entry-level paramedic. In this associate degree program, students will complete two semesters of general and technical studies as well as two semesters of core paramedic courses in a joint cohort with students in the EMT-Paramedic program.

You will learn prehospital skills in the classroom, skills laboratory, hospital, and prehospital settings. Upon successful completion, you will earn certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician written and practical examinations.


Careers

  • Ambulance Services
  • Dispatch Centers
  • First Responder Units
  • Hospitals/Emergency Departments
  • Industry Safety Departments
  • Rescue Squads
  • Urgent Care Facilities

Your Instructors

The instructors in the Paramedic Technician program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom.

All lead paramedic instructors are actively employed as ground and flight paramedics, as well as critical care paramedics in a variety of pre-hospital settings. Their exposure to patients on a daily basis allows each of them to bring current knowledge and skills to their classrooms, and they share that knowledge through expert instruction and hands-on learning. This unmatched technical and professional expertise, when paired with small class sizes, means you’ll leave Mid-State confident in the fact that you have the knowledge and skills employers are looking for in the people they hire.

“The paramedic faculty at Mid-State work in a variety of different service types and bring decades worth of work experience into the classroom. They use their knowledge, passion, and experience to guide students along a successful educational path.” – Rick Anderson, Associate Dean  


Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more.

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10531940 EMT Foundations 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
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10801195 Written Communication 3.00
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
-or-
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
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10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
10531169 EMS Career Fundamentals 4.00
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10806197 Microbiology 4.00
10531941 EMT Applications 2.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
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10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
-or-
10801197 Technical Reporting 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
10806179 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
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10806134 General Chemistry 4.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 3
10531911 EMS Fundamental 2.00
10531912 Paramedic Medical Principles 4.00
10531913 Patient Assessment Principles 3.00
10531914 Prehospital Pharmacology 3.00
10531915 Paramedic Respiratory Management 2.00
10531917 Paramedic Clinical/Field 1 3.00
10531918 Advanced Resuscitation 1.00
10531955 Paramedic Cardiology 1 2.00
(20 Credits)
Term: 4
10531919 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 4.00
10531920 Paramedic Trauma 3.00
10531921 Special Patient Populations 3.00
10531922 EMS Operations 1.00
10531923 Paramedic Capstone 1.00
10531956 Paramedic Cardiology 2 2.00
10531957 Paramedic Field Experience 3.00
10531958 Paramedic Field Leadership 1.00
(18 Credits)
Total Credits: 70