Paramedic Studies

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Program Purpose: Students who complete the Paramedic Studies Program will be prepared to work as paramedics with specific knowledge of the paramedic profession, proficient skills, sound theoretical rationale and critical thinking skills which will provide the basis for decision making and success in the work place. Students will participate in classroom, hospital and field settings. All courses in the program will promote integration of all aspects of the paramedic industry with critical thinking, competence in oral and written communication and applied math and problem solving.

Program Description: The Ventura College Paramedic Studies program is the only program fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in Ventura County. Successful completion of the program will allow students to sit for the National Registry licensing examination and then gain employment in the wide range of public and private agencies who incorporate the advanced life support skills of a paramedic into their needs.


Administrative Assistant: Lisette Alivandivafa
Phone: (805) 289-6276
Location: HSC-111

Department Chair: Thomas O'Connor
Phone: (805) 289-6367
Office: HSC-224 (2nd Floor)

Area Dean: Debbie Newcomb
Phone: (805) 289-6430
Office: MCW-314

 


Paramedic Studies The Ventura College Paramedic Studies program is designed to prepare individuals to work as advanced level prehospital care providers with specific knowledge of the paramedic profession, proficient in the use of basic and advanced level skills, able to apply sound theoretical rationale and critical thinking skills as the basis for decision making and ultimately success in the workplace. We are the only accredited program in Ventura County. The program also promotes the integration of the paramedic skill set with competence in communication, mathematics, and problem-solving skills. A candidate that completes the program is eligible for either a Certificate of Achievement or Associate’s Degree in Paramedic Studies. Entry into the program requires that the candidate be a currently certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Upon completion of the program, the candidate is eligible to take the NREMT paramedic licensing exam. The graduate who completes the associate degree track may also be prepared for transfer to a baccalaureate emergency medical services program.


 

 

The Information and Application:

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The Paramedic/EMT program prepares students to respond to medical and trauma emergencies in the pre-hospital environment by providing emergency treatment and, when appropriate, transporting patients to a hospital environment for further assessment or follow-up care.

 


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Paramedic Studies Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes:

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In accordance with CoAEMSP disclosure requirements, the Ventura College Paramedic Program reports the following information on its students:

  • National Registry of EMTs Written and Practical Examination pass rate, 2013-2015: 100%
  • Retention rate (percentage of students that graduated from the program), 2013-2015: 83%
  • Positive placement (percentage of students employed as paramedics), 2013-2015: 100%

Accreditation
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
Website: www.caahep.org
 

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