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Paramedic

Degrees and Programs

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. The Paramedic program will provide you with the required knowledge and skills to care for patients who are injured due to trauma or suffer from medical problems. Your instructors not only teach, but work as paid professionals in the paramedic field. Enrollment in this program is limited and based on date of application and date of obtaining National Registry EMT Certification.

After successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians – Paramedic exam, and acquire a Nebraska license to practice as an advanced provider. This program is approved through the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure. EMT-Basic (current EMT certification or licensure) is a prerequisite for acceptance into the Northeast Paramedic program.

Many health care providers require a criminal background check prior to employment. Students will be required to submit to a criminal background check prior to the Paramedic clinical courses. Individuals with a criminal record may not be eligible to complete clinical education in some settings based on the results of their criminal background check.

Northeast Community College goal is: β€œTo prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”

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The Northeast Community College Paramedic 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 (CoAEMSP).”

Contact

To contact CAAHEP:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:

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

Paramedic Program Retention & Positive Placement

Career Information

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 expected to grow. Job prospects should be good, particularly in cities and private ambulance services.

Salary Information

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average salary for an EMT Paramedic in Nebraska:


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