Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic majors

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Penn College's Paramedic program* was third in the country to become nationally accredited, and maintains active accreditation today.
(Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Oct. 2013)
*offered within the Certificate in Paramedic Technician and A.A.S. in Emergency Medical Services majors

Field and clinical experience
Graduates will complete over 1,100 hours of field and clinical experience with experienced preceptors to guide them on a 1:1 basis. Read more.

The best thing about this major is that you graduate with over 1000 hours of field experience.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Applied Health Studies: Emergency Medical Services Concentration

  • expanding current clinical role
  • health care practitioner
  • management, administration, or education
  • private service, fire department, municipal/governmental, or hospital-based ambulance companies
  • this program may also be used as a route of preparation for master's level studies

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Emergency Medical Services

  • tactical medicine with police departments
  • critical care inter-facility transport including aeromedical services
  • disaster management with technical rescue teams
  • primary healthcare within the federal prison system
  • private service, fire department, municipal/governmental, or hospital-based ambulance companies

Certificate

Paramedic Technician

  • tactical medicine with police departments
  • critical care inter-facility transport including aeromedical services
  • disaster management with technical rescue teams
  • industrial medicine including oil rigs
  • private service, fire department, municipal/governmental, or hospital-based ambulance companies

Related Minor

  • A baccalaureate (Bachelor of Science [B.S.]) student may earn up to two minors
  • A student may not enroll in a minor within the same discipline as the declared major

Facility Photos

A 360 degree, rotating vehicle promotes realistic scenarios and challenging case studies which enable our students to practice vehicle extrication of patients in various positions. A fully functioning ambulance affords students the opportunity to practice advanced life support treatment on scene or during transport in a simulated environment. Within a simulated emergency room setting, students practice assessments and skills utilizing computer-generated patient scenarios in conjunction with simulated mannequin training and state-of-the-art equipment. Paramedic students practice their skills in the Klump Academic Center, in a laboratory outfitted with a fully functioning ambulance. Paramedic students practice vehicle extrication techniques in a 360-degree rotating vehicle. Paramedic students practice their skills in the Klump Academic Center, in a laboratory outfitted with a fully functioning ambulance. Paramedic students volunteer at the Little League World Series. Penn College student uniforms display the Paramedic Technology patch. Field rotations with regional ambulance services and experienced paramedic preceptors provide real world clinical experience.

Field Rotations Read more

Three mobile intensive care units and three non-transport squad units providing advanced life support care to the City of Williamsport and Lycoming County. Aeromedical operation operating aircraft at five locations in Pennsylvania. Four mobile intensive care units and one non-transport squad unit serving Union, Snyder, and Upper Northumberland Counties. Two non-transport squad units serving State College, Centre County and surrounding communities. One non-transport squad unit and one mobile intensive care unit providing advanced life support care to Tioga County and surrounding communities.

Other EMS/Paramedic Information

NREMT Exam Pass Rate Chart

The NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) 5-year pass rate chart compares the pass rate of Penn College first-time takers to the national average. Read more

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