Emergency Medical Services

Community Paramedic

Certificate

This 12-credit Community Paramedic certificate program provides additional training to certified, experienced paramedics in the following areas:

  • Public health
  • Health preservation
  • Patient advocacy
  • Triage
  • Disease management
  • Mental health
  • Management of ongoing illness or injury

As a community paramedic, you’ll work for an EMS medical director in cooperation with a primary care doctor. Community paramedics are employed at EMS agencies, health care organizations, or in other areas of public health.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid.

Some courses within this program require a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Community Paramedic Core Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
EMSC 2900
Role of the Community Paramedic
2

Course Outline
Credits: 2
Explores the role of the Community Paramedic and how it is integrated into the primary care and public health systems. Students will learn the roles of other healthcare providers who are part of the healthcare home team. Prerequisites: Certified Paramedic with 2 years full time or equivalent experience. Co-requisites: EMS 2910; EMS 2920; EMS 2930

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

EMSC 2910
Community Assessment
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Guides the student through the community assessment process. Student will conduct a needs gap analysis in their home community, and create a resource map designed to meet those needs. Prerequisites: Certified Paramedic with 2 years full time or equivalent experience. Co-requisites: EMS 2900; EMS 2920; EMS 2930.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

EMSC 2920
Pathophysiology and Disease Management for the Community Paramedic
2

Course Outline
Credits: 2
Expands on the past knowledge and experience of a paramedic by further exploring chronic conditions commonly encountered in a primary care and public health setting. Prerequisites: Certified Paramedic with 2 years full time or equivalent experience. Co-requisites: EMS 2900; EMS 2910; EMS 2930.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

EMSC 2930
Community Paramedic Patient Care Practicum
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
Provides clinical experience in primary care and other specialties commonly involved in public health and chronic disease management. Includes 16 hours of simulation time focused on advanced assessment skills and suturing. Prerequisites: Certified Paramedic with 2 years full time or equivalent experience. Co-requisites: EMS 2900; EMS 2910; EMS 2920.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites:

  • EMSC 2900 Role of the Community Paramedic
  • EMSC 2910 Community Assessment
  • EMSC 2920 Pathophysiology and Disease Management for the Community Paramedic

Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Community Paramedic Core Curriculum 12