American Professional Education Services Paramedic Program

Program Reviewed

Paramedic Program

Credit Recommendation

  • Paramedic I: 6 credits, lower division level
  • Paramedic II: 8 credits, lower division level
  • Paramedic III: 8 credits, lower division level
  • Paramedic IV: 5 credits, lower division level
  • Paramedic V: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

November 2005 through December 2020

Source of Records

American Professional Education Services; One American Way; Norwich, CT 06360

About the Training Sponsor

American Professional Education Services (APES) is a licensed State of Connecticut private occupational school providing job training for individuals seeking careers as Certified Nursing Assistants, Emergency Medical Technicians, EKG Technicians, Phlebotomy Technicians, and Paramedics. APES has a mission for providing well-rounded health care education and incorporates interactive classroom didactic training, computer-based testing, hands-on simulated clinical lab training, and clinical rotations in their educational programs. Incorporated in 1996, APES began with instructing American Heart Association CPR and First Aid. Currently APES is a national American Heart Community Training Center, the largest in Southern New England, providing community-based basic life support as well as advanced life support classes.

About the Reviewed Training Program

The paramedic training program is taught onsite at APES with clinical rotations in a variety of healthcare settings under the supervision of healthcare professionals. The program is approximately 1100 hours in length and takes between 12 to 18 months to complete. Major topics covered include: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, advanced airway management, advanced medical and trauma assessments, surgical cricothyrotomy, needle thoracotomy, electrocardiogram interpretation, cardiac defibrillation/cardioversion, external pacing, intravenous access, interosseous infusion, and administration of a wide range of medications.

How to Apply for the Credit


Paramedic I: 6 credits, lower division level
This course provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Paramedic practice. Content includes airway management and patient assessment, human anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology including mathematic drug calculation. The course also covers the Emergency Medical Services system, roles and responsibilities of the Paramedic, ethical and legal issues, communication and documentation pertaining to Emergency Medical Services.

Paramedic II: 8 credits, lower division level
In this course students gain knowledge of pre-hospital cardiology which includes the physiology of the cardiovascular system, electrocardiology, 12-lead interpretation, advanced cardiac life support, and regulation of cardiac dysrhythmias. This course includes content specific to all aspects of pre-hospital trauma care as it relates to kinematics, multisystem injury and resuscitation, and pre-hospital trauma life support.

Paramedic III: 8 credits, lower division level
Course content covers the study of medical disease processes, including their assessment and management. Additional topics include HAZMATS, WMD, and pediatric advanced life support.

Paramedic IV: 5 credits, lower division level
This is a clinical practicum that provides students with in-hospital paramedic clinical experiences. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the application of patient care theory and psychomotor skills as they rotate through Emergency, Same-Day Surgery, OR, Pediatrics, and OB Departments.

Paramedic V: 3 credits, lower division level
This clinical practicum provides students with opportunities to demonstrate proficiency in application of patient care in the pre-hospital environment.