Paramedic Science Program
This is the highest level of provider in the emergency
medical system for pre-hospital care. The Paramedic is an allied
health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency
medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency
medical system. Paramedics possess the complex knowledge and skills
necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics
function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical
oversight. Paramedics perform lifesaving interventions using advanced
and equipment typically found on an ambulance.
Training’s Paramedic Science Program is accredited through the
Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health and Education Programs
offers the Paramedic Science Program in a standard format and in an
accelerated format. The Paramedic Science program
teaches the paramedic candidate advanced patient assessment techniques
and lifesaving invasive procedures in accordance with the National
Anatomy and Physiology
Advanced Assessment techniques
Digital and Retrograde intubation.
Medical/Legal Issues in EMS
Ethics in pre-hospital care
Intravenous and intraosseous
vascular access techniques
ECG and 12 lead interpretation
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life
Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at
the commencement of the course
Applicants must have a high school diploma or general
education diploma (G.E.D.).
All Standard Format applicants must have documented proof
that they have passed an Anatomy and Physiology course.
Applicants must hold a current Emergency Medical
Technician license certified by the National Registry or one of the
Fifty (50) States at the commencement of the course and maintain said
license throughout the duration of the course.
Documentation: To see a full list of required
documentation necessary for applicants to provide during the application
process for the paramedic science program, please refer to the Paramedic
Science Program application packet.
Monday – Wednesday Evenings 9:00am-5:00pm
Course Description: The Standard Format
Paramedic Science Program is a 10 month course that teaches advanced
patient assessment techniques and lifesaving invasive procedures in
accordance with the National Registry, including intubation, I.V./I.O.
starts, advanced airway techniques and the latest in pediatric care.
Approximately half of the course is devoted to class room lecture,
skills stations and labs with the other half devoted to clinical
training on ambulances, and in hospital departments. All students
attending this course must hold a current qualifying CPR card and a
current Emergency Medical Technician certification (or higher).
Course Tuition does include the cost of the text
books. This course DOES NOT require a year of prior EMS
The National Registry skills examination is offered at the
completion of each Standard Paramedic course.
See a sample syllabus
Degree in Paramedic Science:
Pelham Training has an Articulation Agreement with Vincennes University,
of Vincennes, Indiana. Through this agreement, your medical
training hours through the Pelham Training Paramedic Science Program are
transferred and converted into credit hours that will apply towards an
Associate’s Degree in Paramedic Science through Vincennes University.
For more information on how you can get your Associates Degree, contact
Pelham Training’s Office of Student Services.
Students who successfully complete the Paramedic Science
Program may choose to pursue a further career in the field of medicine
as a physician’s assistant, nurse or physician.
International Remote Site and Offshore paramedic jobs are
available with national and international Corporations that maintain
business interests and assets all over the world.
Paramedics are commonly employed with independent
ambulance services as well as those services affiliated with hospitals
and fire stations.
Most hospitals employ paramedics to work in the emergency
department as an integral part of their trauma care team.
Some Specialized police agencies hire paramedics to serve
as members of SWAT and similar tactical teams.
Paramedics can work on pediatric and critical care
specialty transport services.
Paramedics may be employed to work as flight medics on
helicopters and aircraft.
Paramedic Application Packet for Janury 22, 2013