Vermont Tech nursing students work in the life-like simulation laboratory on both the Randolph Center and Williston campuses. Learn more in the links below. WCAX: Vt. health care students put to the test with lifelike simulators WCAX: How an unusual patient helps health care workers train for emergencies WPTZ: Health care students work together in Vermont Tech’s simulation lab
Vermont Tech offers a Paramedic certificate program at the Bennington and Williston campuses utilizing hybrid and interactive classroom learning formats. The program classroom and lab time extends over three semesters (fall, spring, and summer) and is followed by a cumulative field internship.
Students should complete the FASFA and general scholarship application to be considered for any other available financial aid.
Students learn paramedic skills through independent study, online discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and practice in an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) lab. Under preceptor supervision, students also provide patient care in a variety of pre-hospital and in-hospital health care settings.
Upon completion of the program, Paramedicine graduates are awarded certificates and are eligible to apply to take the National Registry of EMTs’ Paramedic examination. After licensure/certification, Paramedicine graduates typically find employment in pre-hospital or in-hospital care settings working as a member of the health care team.
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- Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.
The Vermont Tech Paramedicine program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
Those wishing to apply to this program must hold a valid EMT and CPR certification.
A student with a certificate in Paramedicine will be able to:
- Demonstrate proper affective behaviors when interacting with patients, the public, and members of the health care team
- Perform a comprehensive history and physical examination to identify factors affecting the health and health needs of a patient
- Formulate a field impression based on analysis of comprehensive assessment findings, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology
- Relate assessment findings to underlying pathological and physiological changes in the patient’s condition
- Integrate and synthesize the multiple determinants of health and clinical care
- Perform health screenings and referrals
- Effectively communicate in a manner that’s culturally sensitive and intended to improve patient outcome
- Safely and effectively perform all psychomotor skills within the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and state Scope of Practice at the Paramedic level
- Anticipate and prospectively intervene to improve patient outcome
- Act as a role model of exemplary professional behavior
- Perform basic and advanced interventions as part of a treatment plan intended to mitigate an emergency, provide symptom relief, and improve the overall health of the patient
- Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and modify treatment plans accordingly
- Report and document assessment findings and interventions
- Collect and report data for epidemiological and research purposes
- Perform a patient assessment, develop a treatment plan, and develop a disposition plan for a patient with a variety of medical and traumatic complaints
- Function as the team leader of a routine, single-patient advanced life support emergency call
- Ensure the safety of rescuers and others during an emergency
- Assume responsibility for self-directed, goal-oriented growth
- EMS 1111 Principles & Practices of Paramedicine I
- EMS 1121 Principles & Practices of Paramedicine II
- EMS 1131 Principles & Practices of Paramedicine III
Projected Employment Growth for EMTs and Paramedics, 2019-2029 (source: BLS)
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- My teachers are very supportive
- It's hard work, but worth it!
- I get to visit home when I need to
- I am a volunteer firefighter at home.
- I was involved in campus activities
- I enjoyed how small the campus is
Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff
Inge Smith-Luce, MSN/Ed, RN-C, NRPAssistant Professor & Program Director
Daniel Perregaux, MD, FACEP, RDMSMedical Director, Paramedicine
Timothy Ferris, FF/NRPClinical Associate, Paramedicine
Sarah Lamb, NRPClinical Associate, Paramedicine
William Camarda, MS, NRP, CCPClinical Associate, Paramedicine