Paramedic Technician

Paramedic Technician

Associate of Applied Science

Credits Required for Graduation: 70.00

Program Overview

The Paramedic Technician program stresses the integration of knowledge and skills required to competently perform pre-hospital advanced life support. Graduates are eligible for national certification and Wisconsin licensure as an EMT-Paramedic. Paramedic students will learn to manage emergency patient care and treatment by performing comprehensive patient assessments, using critical thinking skills, providing advanced cardiac life support, administering various medications, and performing advanced skills and interventions.




Accreditation

The Paramedic Technician program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP). Programs (CAAHEP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org



Western's Paramedic Program Statistics

Year Number
Attempting
Exam
First
attempt
pass
Cumulative
pass within 3 attempts
Failed
all 6
attempts
Eligible
for
retest
2014 15 67%
(10/15)
73%
(11/15)
0%
27%
(4/15)
2013 6 83%
(5/6)
83%
(5/6)
0% 17%
(1/6)
2012 11 82%
(9/11)
91%
(10/11)
0% 9%
(1/11)

Paramedic Technician Retention Rates

Year # students enrolled # of students graduated Program retention rate
2014-2015 4 3 75%
2013-2014 9 8 89%
2012-2013 2 2 100%

Paramedic retention is defined by calculating the number of students enrolled in the EMS Fundamentals class by the number of students who graduate at the end of Clinical 2.