Newport News, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Paramedic & EMT, Paramedic & EMT

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) follows the 2009 EMS Education Standards published by the US Department of Transportation and involves 555 hours of classroom and lab instruction; an extensive structured 270 hour in-hospital clinical component with experienced preceptors at various medical centers and a field internship with a high performance urban EMS agency.

Students successfully completing this program will be eligible for certification testing by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

The Paramedic program provides general instruction in all human body systems and advanced life support management for a wide range of conditions. Components of this course include:

Introduction to Paramedic
Airway Management and Ventilation
Advanced Patient Assessment
Special Populations
EMS Operations
If you’d like to be a part of a rewarding profession where you can help save lives, ECPI University can help you get prepared with our Paramedic (EMT) program. Through our year-round, accelerated program, you can earn your Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in as little as 16 months.

The ECPI University Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

Additional Program Information

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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