Paramedic Science

Due prior to registration: Prerequisites: Current New Jersey EMT-Basic certification, high school diploma or GED, American Heart Association CPR certification for health care professionals, 21 years of age before entering clinical field time. A minimum of 200 patient contact hours in a 911 EMS service or hospital emergency room during the 24 months immediately before registration. Patient contact hours is defined as time spent performing direct patient care in an emergency setting. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 and a math score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). Successfully complete the FISDAP Paramedic Entrance Examination with a minimum score of 75% overall. Successful completion of two BLS patient care scenarios, based on National Registry performance checklists, with a minimum score of 33 on each. Documentation of physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test, and hepatitis B series. Successful completion of a criminal background check. Candidates must obtain sponsorship from AtlantiCare/AtlantiCare EMS for all clinical portions of the program. Students must possess the physical capabilities to perform all required skills and tasks of an EMT-Paramedic. 

Notes: Clinical sites may require students to show proof of adequate health insurance prior to starting clinical internship. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if the student does not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine.

This 18-month 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 a wide array of disciplines that develop critical thinking and decision-making skills that the life and career of a paramedic demands.

In addition to classroom and skills laboratory education, students will be able to contextualize and enhance that education through a multitude of 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 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), Pre-Hospital 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. As part of their tuition package, each student will receive a tablet, equipped with learning assistance software programs. Our scenario lab comes equipped with a Laerdal SimMan

3G along with 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.

College Pathways: Upon successful completion of the 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 a stethoscope, black belt & shoes.

Additional Requirements: Attendance at an Information Session is required for candidates seeking admission to the Paramedic Science program. Individual and group sessions by appointment. Contact to schedule.

PARA-501 (1,452 hours)
Fee: $18,595 (Tuition $15,262, Materials $3,333) 

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Lecture and Skills Lab: Tuesday, Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Beginning September 3 (ends March 2021)

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