Paramedic Science Program

Apprenticeship ready at Atlantic Cape

This program is eligible for financial aid.

Click the link below to receive additional information for the upcoming Fall 2022 Paramedic Science Program.

Due prior to registration: Prerequisites: Current New Jersey EMT-Basic certification, high school diploma or GED, American Heart Association CPR certification for healthcare professionals, 18 years of age prior to the start of the class. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). Complete the Paramedic Science Entrance Examination with a minimum score of 75. Documentation of health insurance. Students must possess the physical capabilities to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Paramedic. Prior to registration, candidates are required to attend an Information Session for Paramedic Science program.

Due prior to going on clinical: Documentation of physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test, and Hepatitis B series. Successful completion of a criminal background check.

This course prepares experienced EMTs to perform Advanced Life Support (ALS) as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP). Paramedics provide advanced medical care in a prehospital setting. Through our highly intensive curriculum, students will gain knowledge and experience through various disciplines that develop critical thinking and decision-making skills that the life and career paramedic demands.

In addition to classroom and skills laboratory education, students will be able to contextualize and enhance that education through many patient-centered scenarios, with both live patients and high- fidelity-simulations. Alongside this experience, students will train in a wide variety of hospital clinical disciplines, culminating in a field internship on Mobile Intensive Care Units, where they will progress to a lead role as an entry-level paramedic.

This course covers the materials and skills identified in the 2009 National EMS Education Standards, the 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model, and the 2015 Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Portfolio, as adopted by the State of New Jersey, meeting or exceeding the guidelines in the current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s EMS Education Standards. As part of this education, students will also receive training and certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), and the Difficult Airway Course. Students completing the program will be required to pass the National Registry (NREMT) Paramedic Certification exam.

The Paramedic Science program will utilize technology to enhance our students’ learning experience. Our scenario lab comes equipped with Simulation Technology and enhanced video capabilities for the debriefing of scenarios. The Paramedic Science program will provide a superior learning experience for highly motivated individuals seeking a career in advanced prehospital emergency medical care.

The program consists of seven modules:

  • Module 1: Student Success Workshop
  • Module 2: Advanced Assessment/EMS Systems/The Human Body in Sickness & Health
  • Module 3: Advanced Interventions
  • Module 4: Trauma/Special Patient Populations
  • Module 5: Professional and Career Development
  • Module 6: Field Experience
  • Module 7: Capstone Field Internship

College Pathways: Upon successful completion of the program and NREMT credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 16 college credits toward a Health Sciences degree from Atlantic Cape. 

Student Responsibility: Students are required to purchase black or navy blue EMS pants, stethoscope, black belt, and black footwear.

  • PARA-500 (1,456 hours) Financial Aid eligible
    Fee: $18,795 (Tuition $15,624, Materials $3,171)
  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Lecture and Skills Lab: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-10 p.m., Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Next class September 2022 


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