Paramedicine (Certificate)

Vermont Tech will offer an annual Paramedic certificate program beginning in the fall of 2015. This program will be delivered over 12 months followed by a field internship. 

Prerequisites

  • Valid EMT license
  • Healthcare Provider level CPR card
  • Two letters of reference from an ALS provider (Paramedic, Nurse, Physician) familiar with the applicant’s character, abilities, and capability to succeed. 
  • Successful applicants must complete a criminal background check, fingerprinting, drug screening, and a medical examination/history form to be eligible to work in the clinical and field settings. 

Schedule and Campus Location

In order to best serve the unique geographic and demographic needs of the EMS providers throughout the state, course work will include a mix of weekly classes and utilization of our online learning platform for additional student discussion and interaction. Classroom time includes a combination of lecture, small-group work, hands-on/skills practice in the lab, and simulation experience. 

Coursework 

Fall     

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Art of Paramedicine
  • Principles of Paramedicine I
  • Airway Management

Spring

  • Medical Emergencies
  • Cardiology
  • Principles II
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics

Summer

  • Trauma
  • Special Situations
  • Principles III
  • Pharmacology      
  • EMS Operations

Financial Aid

The Paramedicine Certificate has been approved for federal financial aid. Please complete a FAFSA form in order to be eligible.

Accreditation

The Vermont Technical College Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is not a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is not a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445 | www.coaemsp.org

Vermont Tech is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC).  

Faculty

  • Program Director Inge Luce, RN, Paramedic
  • Clinical Coordinator Lisa Sullivan, RN, Paramedic
  • Simulation Coordinator Shawn Hannux, FF, Paramedic
  • Medical Director Daniel Perregaux, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, RDMS
  • Fire Science Program Director Alex Northern, JP MPA. 

We hope to include other expert EMS and medical professionals from throughout the state as well.