Today, the Vermont State Colleges System Board Chair, Chancellor, and Presidents held a press conference to announce the new legislation that creates several scholarship programs for Vermonters. Thanks to the Legislature and Governor, Vermont is funding several incredible opportunities for high school graduates and adult learners at the Vermont State Colleges this year. We are grateful, especially to the Legislature,…
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.
The Paramedicine certificate is approved for the Vermont Training Program (VTP) grant, which covers up to 50% of the tuition expense. Students should complete the FASFA and general 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.
- Completion Rates
- Gainful Employment Data
- Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.
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
Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.
We are pleased to share the good news that Inge Smith-Luce has been granted a VSCS Faculty Fellowship for fall 2021 by the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees. This is an exciting opportunity for Inge and the college stands to benefit greatly from her upcoming project work. As outlined in Article 42 of the Faculty Federation Agreement, outstanding…
After more than a year of modified instruction and limited campus housing, President Patricia Moulton has announced the college’s intention to return to full in-person academic schedules for the fall of 2021. To serve the needs of students by providing our uniquely applied educational format, the college will reinstate a full contingent of in-person classes and labs in the fall.…
Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff
Inge Smith-Luce, MSN/Ed, RN-C, NRPAssistant Professor & Program Director
Daniel Perregaux, MD, FACEP, RDMSMedical Director, Paramedicine
Wendy James, MD, FACEPMedical Director, Paramedicine
Steven Trala, MPH, BSN, RN, CFRN, NRPClinical Coordinator, Paramedicine
Adam Lamb, LPN, NRPClinical Associate, Paramedicine
Timothy Ferris, FF/NRPClinical Associate, Paramedicine
Sarah Lamb, NRPClinical Associate, Paramedicine
John Wright, NRPClinical Associate, Paramedicine
William Camarda, MS, NRP, CCPClinical Associate, Paramedicine