Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Science & Paramedic Certificate (EMTP-S & EMTPC)

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Science (EMTP-S)

The emergency medical technician administers life-saving care to the sick and injured. The Paramedic program at Cincinnati State leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree, and includes training in basic and advanced life support.

The Paramedic curriculum has been approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Students are eligible to take the National Registry cognitive and practical examinations after completing the three Paramedic Theory and Practice courses.

Students who complete the Paramedic Science major are prepared for careers in Emergency Medical Services research or education, or employment in a hospital emergency department. Students who are interested in eventual transition into another allied health career field should consider the Paramedic Science major.

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate (EMTPC)

Students who have already earned an EMT certificate may continue their education by entering the Paramedic certificate program. The curriculum is approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. 

After completing the certificate, students are eligible to take the National Registry exam.

For more information, please contact the Health and Public Safety Division at (513) 569-1670.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit our Admissions Page

EMT Paramedic—Science Major (EMTP-S)

Program Prerequisites: AFM 095 Foundations of Basic Algebra or appropriate placement test score, and EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice or EMT-Basic Certification in the State of Ohio.

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
MAT 130Intermediate Algebra for Statistics ( G) 324
BIO 151Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( G) 324
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues ( G) 303
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology ( B) 303
BIO 152Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B) 324
BIO 220Microbiology ( B) 233
Semester 3  
EMS 211Paramedic 1 ( T) 707
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
EMS 221Paramedic 1 Lab ( T) 031
EMS 231Paramedic 1 Practicum ( T) 192
Semester 4  
EMS 212Paramedic 2 ( T) 606
BIO 240Pathophysiology ( B) 303
EMS 222Paramedic 2 Lab ( T) 031
EMS 232Paramedic 2 Practicum ( T) 1113
Semester 5  
EMS 213Paramedic 3 ( T) 606
EMS 223Paramedic 3 Lab ( T) 031
EMS 233Paramedic 3 Practicum ( T) 1113
Total Credits:  524964
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic Certificate (EMTPC)

Program Prerequisites: EMT-Basic Certification from the State of Ohio, and AFL 085 Applications of College Reading and Writing and AFM 095 Foundations of Basic Algebra or appropriate placement test scores.

Semester 1LecLabCredits
EMS 110Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice 547
Semester 2  
EMS 120Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology 303
Semester 3  
EMS 211Paramedic 1 707
EMS 221Paramedic 1 Lab 031
EMS 231Paramedic 1 Practicum 192
Semester 4  
EMS 212Paramedic 2 606
EMS 222Paramedic 2 Lab 031
EMS 232Paramedic 2 Practicum 1113
Semester 5  
EMS 213Paramedic 3 606
EMS 223Paramedic 3 Lab 031
EMS 233Paramedic 3 Practicum 1113
Total Credits:  304440

Courses

EMS 100 CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on life support and first aid skills. Topics include: one- and two-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children, and infants; barrier devices; and resuscitator bags. Students who pass the course receive an American Heart Association CPR card for the Health Care Professional and First Aid card.
Prerequisites: None
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EMS 103 Emergency Medical Responder Theory and Practice
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on how to provide immediate care for life-threatening injuries and illnesses, using the curriculum approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS. Students who pass the course are eligible for the NREMT certification exam.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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EMS 105 Emergency Medical Responder Refresher
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course that provides Certified Emergency Medical Responders with a review of skills for providing immediate care for life-threatening injuries and illnesses. The course incorporates continuing education/recertification standards of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS.
Prerequisites: EMS 103 or current EMR certification
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EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice
7 Credits. 5 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

A course on assessment, care, and transportation of the ill or injured patient, using the curriculum approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS. Students who pass the course are eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 or appropriate placement test score
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EMS 115 Emergency Medical Technician Refresher
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course that provides Certified Emergency Medical Technicians with a review of skills for assessment, care, and transportation of the ill or injured patient. The course incorporates continuing education/recertification standards of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS.
Prerequisites: EMS 110 or current EMT certification
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EMS 120 Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the structure and function of the human body. Topics include: medical terminology, cells, tissues, and human organ systems.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 , or appropriate placement test scores
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EMS 180 Emergency Medical Technician Field Experience Practicum
2 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 8 Lab Hours.

Students who are certified EMTs gain unpaid work experience with a fire or emergency medical services department prior to entering the EMT-Paramedic Certificate program.
Prerequisites: EMS 110 and Ohio EMT certification
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EMS 198 First Year Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Emergency Medical Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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EMS 199 First Year Independent Project in Emergency Medical Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Emergency Medical Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Emergency Medical Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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EMS 200 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Theory and Practice
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on knowledge and skills for evaluating and managing the first 10 minutes of an episode of ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia experienced by an adult. Students must have completed or be enrolled in technical courses for Paramedic, Nursing, or Respiratory Technology.
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
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Instructor Consent Required

EMS 205 Pediatric Advanced Life Support Theory and Practice
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on knowledge and skills for providing advanced life support care for an infant or child during the first 10 minutes of resuscitation efforts. Students must have completed or be enrolled in technical courses for Paramedic, Nursing or Respiratory Technology.
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
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Instructor Consent Required

EMS 211 Paramedic 1
7 Credits. 7 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on knowledge and skills needed by an Emergency Medical Technician to provide advanced life support care of the ill or injured patient. The curriculum follows guidelines approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, and meets terminal objectives for the entry-level paramedic as outlined in the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards.
Prerequisites: EMS 110 and EMS 120 (minimum grade of C for both)
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Instructor Consent Required

EMS 212 Paramedic 2
6 Credits. 6 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A continuation of EMS 211 , with ongoing study of the knowledge and skills needed for advanced life support care of the ill or injured patient. The curriculum follows guidelines approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, and meets terminal objectives for the entry-level paramedic.
Prerequisites: EMS 211 and EMS 221 and EMS 231 (minimum grade of C for all)
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Instructor Consent Required

EMS 213 Paramedic 3
6 Credits. 6 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A continuation of EMS 212 , with ongoing study of the knowledge and skills needed for advanced life support care of the ill or injured patient. The curriculum follows guidelines approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, and meets terminal objectives for the entry-level paramedic.
Prerequisites: EMS 212 and EMS 222 and EMS 232 (minimum grade of C for all)
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EMS 215 Paramedic Refresher
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course that provides Certified Paramedics with a review of skills for advanced life support care of the ill or injured patient. The course incorporates continuing education/recertification standards of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS.
Prerequisites: EMS 213 or current Paramedic certification
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Instructor Consent Required

EMS 220 Emergency Medical Services Instructor Theory and Practice
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on techniques for teaching adult learners the knowledge and skills required for the Emergency Medical Services field, using the curriculum approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS. Students participate in supervised teaching experiences.
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
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Instructor Consent Required

EMS 221 Paramedic 1 Lab
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A laboratory course that accompanies EMS 211 , covering skills and interventions needed to properly assess and manage the ill or injured patient.
Prerequisites: EMS 110 and EMS 120 (minimum grade of C for both)
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EMS 222 Paramedic 2 Lab
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A laboratory course that accompanies EMS 212 , covering ongoing acquisition of skills and interventions needed to properly assess and manage the ill or injured patient.
Prerequisites: EMS 211 and EMS 221 and EMS 231 (minimum grade of C for all)
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EMS 223 Paramedic 3 Lab
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A laboratory course that accompanies EMS 213 , covering ongoing acquisition of skills and interventions needed to properly assess and manage the ill or injured patient.
Prerequisites: EMS 212 and EMS 222 and EMS 232 (minimum grade C for all)
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EMS 231 Paramedic 1 Practicum
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 9 Lab Hours.

Students refine their patient assessment and management skills under the direct supervision of a clinical or internship preceptor, in the hospital clinical setting and field internship setting. Students must complete designated hours and skills.
Prerequisites: EMS 110 and EMS 120 (minimum grade of C for both)
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EMS 232 Paramedic 2 Practicum
3 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 11 Lab Hours.

Students refine their patient assessment and management skills under the direct supervision of a clinical and/or internship preceptor, in the hospital clinical setting and field internship setting. Students must complete designated hours and skills.
Prerequisites: EMS 211 and EMS 221 and EMS 231 (minimum grade of C for all)
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EMS 233 Paramedic 3 Practicum
3 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 11 Lab Hours.

Students refine their patient assessment and management skills under the direct supervision of a clinical and/or internship preceptor, in the hospital clinical setting and field internship setting. Students must complete designated hours and skills.
Prerequisites: EMS 212 and EMS 222 and EMS 232 (minimum grade C for all)
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EMS 298 Second Year Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Emergency Medical Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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EMS 299 Second Year Independent Project in Emergency Medical Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Emergency Medical Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Emergency Medical Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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Faculty

Program Chair

Professor William Mehbod, BS EMT-P
william.mehbod@cincinnatistate.edu