Paramedicine A.A.S.

The Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science program at Missoula College prepares students to provide emergency medical care to victims of illness, accident, or injury, assessing patients and performing critical medical interventions. As members of the allied healthcare team, Paramedics work as part of a comprehensive EMS response, applying their advanced knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to provide advanced life support care to patients.

The primary goal of the Missoula Paramedic Program is to 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.

Paramedics are employed by ambulance services, fire departments, within hospitals, and as members of emergency flight crews. They employ life-saving strategies such as managing airways, establishing vascular access, performing CPR, and administering pharmaceuticals, often while transporting patients to critical care facilities. Students who demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning, civic engagement, and service to their communities are invited to apply.

Missoula College's Paramedicine program is delivered through a community partnership with Missoula Emergency Services, Inc. (MESI), which has been training paramedics since the 1980s. The program is a candidate for Accreditation by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Admission to the program is competitive and requires prior completion of 16 credits of pre-requisite coursework as well as a current NREMT Certification. The program's core classes begin every autumn semester and include 57 credits of classroom and laboratory instruction as well as hundreds of hours of experiential, hands-on clinical training within hospitals and aboard ambulances.

Student progress is evaluated in the classroom through testing of cognitive knowledge and in labs and clinical rotations through observation of the technical and psychomotor skills used in the profession. The program maintains high standards of ethical and professional behavior. Upon graduating, the student qualifies for an examination administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), successful completion of which earns a national certification and allows the individual to practice in all states.

Associate of Applied Science - Paramedicine

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 73

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: See Program Director for course prerequisites before applying to program.

Summary

Pre-Requisite Courses

16

Core Courses

57

Total Hours

73


Pre-Requisite Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

AHMS 144

Medical Terminology

3

BIOH 108

Basic Anatomy

4

COMX 115S

Introduction to Interpersonal Communications

3

M 105

Contemporary Mathematics

3

WRIT 101

College Writing I

3

Total Hours

16

Minimum Grade: C-


Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ECP 200

Transition to Paramedic Care

3

ECP 201

Paramedic Fundamentals

3

ECP 202

Paramedic Fundamentals Lab

1

ECP 206

EMS Case Studies

4

ECP 207

Cardiology

4

ECP 208

Cardiology Lab & ACLS

1

ECP 216

Hospital Clinical I

5

ECP 220

Special Considerations

1

ECP 221

OB/Neonate/Pediatrics

2

ECP 222

OB/Neonate/Pediatric Lab/PALS/Stable

1

ECP 230

Trauma

2

ECP 232

Pulmonary

2

ECP 233

Trauma/Pulmonary Lab & PHTLS

1

ECP 242

Medical Considerations

2

ECP 243

Medical Lab

1

ECP 246

Hospital Clinical II

6

ECP 247

Hospital Clinical III

6

ECP 250

NREMT Exam Preparation

3

ECP 251

NREMT Exam Preparation Lab

1

ECP 298

Internship

8

Total Hours

57

Minimum Grade: C-