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Paramedic Credential

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Credits Available

  • Paramedic Practice (2 credits, lower division level)
  • Paramedic Clinical (6 credits, upper division level)
  • Principles of Paramedic Practice (4 credits, upper division level)

Dates Valid

January 2012 through July 2022

Issuing Agency

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Any State License: Those not on the National Registry who have a license or certification from any state are also eligible for the credit.

Applying for the Credit

Submit a Credential Credit Application to apply for the credit.

  • Charter Oak students: Log into the Acorn Student Portal and look in Student Self-Service / Student Forms.
  • Non-Charter Oak students: Contact the PLA Office to request a Credential Credit Application.

Course Descriptions

Paramedic Clinical: 6 credits, upper division level
Paramedics are trained to become competent, confident paramedics at the entry through advanced levels. The training consists of clinical rotations at a variety of clinical sites, under supervision of approved preceptors, supplemented by lecture/discussion sessions. Competency assessment on paramedic procedures is conducted as patient conditions present in paramedic training.

Paramedic Practice: 2 credits, lower division level
Paramedic training provides students with an introduction to the foundations of paramedic practice and anatomy and physiology with applications to medical emergencies. Major topics covered include: Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body, Chemical Level of Organization, Cell Structure and Function, Tissue Level of Organization, Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Nervous System, General and Special Senses, Endocrine System. Cardiovascular System: Blood, Lymphatic System and Immunity, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, and Reproductive System.

Principles of Paramedic Practice: 4 credits, lower division level
Paramedic training is designed to instruct students to become competent, confident paramedics at the entry through advanced levels. Pedagogy is a mixture of lecture/discussion and lab experiences including field-performance based scenarios, procedure practice on manikins, role-playing, and other psychomotor activities. Assessment of learning outcomes is conducted via a combination of cognitive and psychomotor performance of skills.