PARAMEDIC TRAINING INSTITUTE
Daytime Classes available
Classes Begin: August 26th, 2013
Registration Deadline: August 1st, 2013
Evening Classes available
Classes Begin: January, 2013
Registration Deadline: December 1st, 2012
$$$ Financial Aid & Workforce Training Grants are available! $$$
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A certified Paramedic is authorized, under the direction of a Medical Command Physician, to provide Advanced Life Support services including rescue, triage, treatment and transport of emergency patients.
Students learn to provide critical pre-hospital care to ill or injured patients; to master skills essential to the coordination and management of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) systems; and to interact effectively with health care professionals
Paramedics provide the first-line treatment essential at accident scenes and in other emergency situations. They are vital to the well-being of the community and need superior training and preparation to properly do their demanding job. Those involved in emergency medical situations can get the quality education they need at Lackawanna College without leaving the region.
Lackawanna College’s Paramedic Program combines classroom education with intensive clinical and field internships. The program is 1704 hours, which consists of 628 hours of classroom instruction and 872 hours of clinical/field experience. The program can be transferred into 34 Lackawanna College credits for students who enroll in the College’s Emergency Medical Services associate degree program. Students will receive the 34 transfer credits after completing the program.
To participate, individuals must already be certified as Emergency Medical Technicians with (recommended but not required) at least one year of experience working as an EMT. Paramedic courses are taught by experienced personnel, including doctors, paramedics, and nurses.
The day-time paramedic course meets six days a week for two semesters (August – July). Three days of the week are spent in the classroom (lecture) from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., one day each week the laboratory (skills) from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., while the other two days are spent in hospital and field clinical setting at times that are individually arranged.
The evening paramedic class meets for one full year. Three days a week 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the classroom (lecture), one day each week in the Laboratory (skills) from 5:00p.m. to 9:30p.m., while the other two days are spent in hospital and field clinical setting at times that are individually arranged.
Classes are held at the College’s Main Campus in the Academic Building, located at 415 N. Washington Ave., Scranton.
To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavioral) learning domains.
Paramedic Program participants learn to:
- Provide competent clinical pre-hospital care to the ill or injured;
- Master skills and concepts essential to the operation of EMS systems and other agencies;
- Interact effectively with other health-care professionals and patients;
- Link theoretical and practical experience and knowledge of health care with specific application to EMS;
- Establish the foundation for graduate-level endeavors.
First Semester Second Semester
EMS 105 Introduction to EMS (3cr.) EMS 210 Trauma (3cr.)
EMS 120 Assessment (1cr.) EMS 215 Medical Emergencies I (3cr.)
EMS 112 General Pharmacology (1cr.) EMS 225 Medical Emergencies II (3cr.)
EMS 125 Respiratory (3cr.) EMS 235 Advanced Clinical (5.cr)
EMS 130 Cardiology (6cr.) COL 201 Capstone Seminar (1cr. Degree students only)
EMS 205 Clinical EMS (3cr.) EMS 200 Capstone Field Internship (3cr.)
Semester Total: (17cr.) Semester Total (certificate): (17cr.)
Semester Total (EMS Degree): (18cr.)
To be admitted, applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program.
- Be an Emergency Medical Technician, preferably, (but not required) with at least one year's experience.
- Submit an Admissions Application and a copy of their medical insurance, driver's license, and proof of current EMT, proof of current CPR and their high school diploma or GED Certificate and any college transcripts.
- Complete a personal health history form and submit a physical examination form completed and signed by a family physician with immunizations dates listed verified on the health history form (page 5 of application).
- Complete and submit results from an FBI-fingerprint background check without disqualifying results.
- Complete and submit results from a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance check without disqualifying results.
- Complete and submit results from a Pennsylvania State Background check without disqualifying results.
- Have filled out the necessary Financial Aid Applications.
- Have submitted payment for textbooks or have made payment arrangements with the Business Office.
- Have paid all admission fees.
- Complete the college assessment test and written entrance exam (EMT-basic level must attain at least 75% for admission consideration).
- Successfully complete an oral interview conducted by the Director of Paramedic Training Program or designated program staff.
- Complete student assessments.
- Have acquired the Paramedic program Uniform. (submit copy of purchase receipt to Program Director)
- Meet with the Program Medical Director.
- Submit to Urine Drug Screening (first week of class) and provide proof of negative or ‘clean’ results.
*Program fees & Tuition subject to change.*
- The price includes books and tuition. Students may be eligible for financial aid.
Application fee $115.00
*Books and software $980.00
Credentialing Fees $710.00
Tuition $6,000/semester) $12,000.00
TOTAL PROGRAM COST $13,805.00
To register or for more information, contact the Paramedic Training Institute at (570) 961-7883 or 1-877-346-3552.