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Paramedic CAS

An Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic, through performance of patient assessments and provision of emergency medical care, strives to meet the goals of preventing and reducing mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in an out of hospital setting. The Paramedic program prepares the graduate for a career as a certified EMT Paramedic. A graduate of the Paramedic Program is a highly-skilled, health care provider.

The curriculum includes a balance of paramedic and college level courses. The paramedic courses are designed to assist the student to maintain high-quality patient care. The graduate will be able to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured persons in any pre hospital settings. Paramedics are responsible and accountable to medical direction, the public, and their peers. Paramedics work in the field under the direction of a physician through written standing orders and radio communications. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Registry (NREMTP) Certification Exam.

 REQUIRED COURSES

Paramedic

Click here to download the EMS Education Application Form

Total Certificate Hours: 39

First Semester

Number

Title

Hours

PMED 101 Intro to Emergency Medical Services

2

PMED 102

Pharmacology

2

PMED 102L

Pharmacology LAB

1

PMED 104

Patient Assessment

2

PMED 106

Trauma Management in Field

2

PMED 106

Trauma Management in Field LAB

1

PMED 107

Anatomy/ Physiology for Emergancy Care

3

PMED 107L Anatomy/ Physiology for Emergancy Care LAB

1

Total Semester Hours

  

15

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hours

PMED 103

Rescue and Operations

2

PMED 200

Cardiopulmonary Pre-Hospital Care

2

PMED 200L

Cardiopulmonary Pre-Hospital Care LAB

2

PMED 201

General Medical Care

2

PMED 201L

General Medical Care LAB

2

PMED 202

Special Patient Considerations

3

 

Total Semester Hours

 

13

Third Semester (Summer)

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 101

Composition

3

MATH 101

General Mathmatics

3

PMED 105

Paramedic Field Clinical I

8

 

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Fourth Semester (Summer)

Number

Title

Hrs

PMED 203

Paramedic Field Clinical II

5

PMED 204

Paramedic Field Internship

3

 

Total Semester Hours


8

 

Evaluation Sheets

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

EMT Program Application & Admissions Information

Program Application and Admissions Information

 

Admission to the EMS Education Programs requires successful completion of the following:

Pre-requisites: EMT-B, eligible for Math 91, and English 99

Completion of the EMT Pre-Admission exam

Submission of a completed New River EMS Education Program application

Must be able to pass a physical exam, drug screening, background check, and supply proof of childhood immunizations.

Applications for admission to the EMS Education Programs must be submitted to the Program Coordinator the week prior to the course start date. This application differs from the Application for Admissions initially completed to enter the college.

Click here to download the EMS Education Application form

You can email the application to the program to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternately, the EMS Education Application can be printed and mailed to Paula Johnson, Program Coordinator Office of Workforce Education 830 Northside Drive, Suite 160 Summersville, WV 26651.

Potential students are encouraged to meet with the EMS Education faculty for academic advising while taking prerequisite courses.

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Apply for Financial Aid:

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). View our Quickstart Guide to Financial Aid for a brief walkthrough. When completing your application you will need to:

  • Select 2015-2016 school year if you plan to attend Summer 2016.  (Summer students also need to complete New River's Summer Financial Aid Application)  Select 2016-2017 school year if you plan to attend Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017.
  • Use your 2014 tax information to complete the 2015-2016 application.  Use your 2015 tax information to complete the 2016-2017 application.
  • New River's School Code is 039603

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Overview of Financial Aid

Wondering what all this talk of Financial Aid is? Financial aid is a grant, loan, or scholarship that is awarded on a needs basis. Some financial aid must be paid back with interest and others do not. Watch this short video to give you a better understanding and then head over to our Financial Aid Application Process page for a more detailed walkthrough on how to get started.

FAFSA Overview

What is the FAFSA?  Why should I fill it out?  Here is a great short video to help you understand. Do you need help filling it out?  Visit our Financial Aid Application Process page for a step by step guide. Still having difficulty? Contact the Financial Aid Department.

 

EMT Program Cost Guide

Program Cost Guide

 

***Costs & items listed below are subject to change at any time.***

 

Tuition and Fees (Paramedic Program is 43 credit hours total):   

Tuition $152/Credit Hour
Lab Fee $28/Credit Hour

                                                                           

 Items provided to the student that are included in tuition

  • Clinical Polo
  • New River CTC EMS Program T-shirt
  • Clinical Scheduling and Tracking Software
  • Course Exam Software
  • New River CTC Black Board Learning Management System

Out of Pocket Expenses                             

Immunizations & Titers (varies based on student need)

Textbooks $795 (varies)
Clinical uniform $200 (varies)
National Registry Examination Fee $110/Attempt
Physical Exam Fee (Med Express Urgent Care $20 (varies)
Drug ScreeningFee (Med Express Urgent Care $35 (Rapid) $55 (If Sent out)
Background Check Fee Fees Vary
Hep B $55/injection
Tetanus $50
MMR $80
MMR titer $75
TB skin test $25
TB Titer $50
TDap Required but not available at Med Express. Prices will vary

Scholarship Roster

West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship Program

The PROMISE Scholarship Program is a merit-based financial aid program available to West Virginia students who meet certain academic standards.

Program requirements: Students must have a core and cumulative grade point average GPA of 3.0 or higher and meet the minimum test score requirements on either the ACT or the SAT.

New River Foundation Scholarships

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