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Degrees and Programs

The Paramedic Associate of Applied Science Program and the accelerated paramedic diploma program from Northeast give students the skills they need to be successful professionals in the paramedic field. The two program options give students the flexibility to earn a credential that helps them achieve their goals in a format that fits in their life. Evening classes and self-scheduling clinical and field time provide working students with access to a high-quality paramedic program. Upon graduation, students have the required knowledge and skills to care for patients who are injured due to trauma or suffer from medical problems.

Accelerated Paramedic Diploma Program
The Accelerated Paramedic Diploma program is a 43.25 credit hour program designed to be completed in one year. Students start the program in August and are done and ready to sit for the National Registry Paramedic exam the following August. Upon completion of the accelerated diploma program, students have the opportunity to continue on and receive their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedicine by completing an additional 15 credit hours of general education courses.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Paramedic Program
The Associate of Applied Science Degree is 62.25 credit hour program that can be completed in two years. Students take courses such as pre-hospital trauma life support, advance medical life support, clinical practicums, field practicums, paramedic labs and an internship. In addition, students complete 21 credit hours of general education courses which allows them to earn an associate degree.

EMT training

EMT certification is required for entrance into the Paramedic program.

EMT/EMR Courses

EMT/Paramedic Lab Tour

Instructor Bios

Courses and Program Options


Carol Rodenborg RN, CFRN
EMS/Paramedic Program Director

Brandi Fuchs
Allied Health/EMS Administrative Assistant

To contact CAAHEP:


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350
FAX (727) 210-2354

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992

Paramedic Program Retention & Positive Placement

Career Information

People's lives often depend on the quick reactions and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. EMTs and paramedics provide this vital service as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility. Most career EMTs and paramedics work in metropolitan areas. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics are more common in small cities, towns, and rural areas. These individuals volunteer for fire departments, emergency medical services, medical transport companies or hospitals. Employment for EMTs and paramedics is growing! Job prospects are good, particularly in cities, rural hospitals and private ambulance services.

Careers could include:

  • Paramedic
  • Ambulance Services
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Health Education
  • Inpatient Emergency Care
  • SWAT Paramedic
  • Community Paramedic
  • Critical Care Paramedic
  • Flight Medic
  • Combat Medic
  • Cruise Ship Medic
  • Hospital ER Medic
  • Offshore Medic
  • Firefighter Paramedic
  • Search and Rescue Medic
  • International Flight Medic
  • Medical Mission Paramedic

Salary Information

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for a Paramedic in Nebraska is between $46,00-$53,000.

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