Paramedic Certificate of Proficiency

Paramedic Certificate

58 Credits

Prerequisite

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) prior to application deadline.

Certification

Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply for testing and certification as a Paramedic through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. 

Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Utah Tech University leading to professional licensure are designed to prepare students for Utah licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions requiring licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. 

Licensure boards in each state establish requirements for licensure and certification for their respective state. States vary by which professions are required to be licensed and how licensure functions, and such requirements may change at any time. The terms related to licensure and certification, among others, also vary by state as well.

Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state licensure entity in the state where they intend to work to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the student’s state(s) of choice. The University cannot provide verification of a student’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select the program, or speak to the director of the program. 

Utah Tech University shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction.

This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

Certificate Requirements

General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing (EN)3
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing (EN)
Program Prerequisites
Complete one of the following:
MATH 1010Intermediate Algebra4
or higher
Math Placement score 23 or higher0
Complete the following:
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
Discipline Core Requirements
EMS 2101Introduction to Paramedicine 2
EMS 2201Paramedic: Communications; Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Pediatric Emergencies3
EMS 2301Pharmacology and ACLS/PEPP Certification Courses3
EMS 2401Trauma Assessment and Management3
EMS 2420Paramedic Clinical I1
EMS 2450Paramedic Field I3
EMS 2501Medical Emergencies3
EMS 2601Special Populations in Paramedicine and AMLS and PHTLS Certification 3
EMS 2701EMS Research and Professional Development3
EMS 2720Paramedic Clinical II2
EMS 2750Paramedic Field II3
EMS 2801National Registry Preparation and Testing 3
EMS 2820Paramedic Clinical III4
EMS 2850Paramedic Field III3
EMS 2950Paramedic Capstone3
Total Hours58

Completion Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 58 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Grade C or higher in each Program Prerequisite and Discipline Core Requirement course.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.

Paramedic Certificate Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Formulate a treatment plan for all patient populations using knowledge of pathophysiology and assessment-based management. 
  2. Facilitate effective oral and written communication and documentation in various situations with patients, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals. 
  3.  Integrate evidence-based practices and critical decision making to safely perform psychomotor skills for patients across the life span. 
  4. Administer appropriate pharmacological interventions based on principles of pharmacology to formulate a treatment plan intended to mitigate medical emergencies. 
  5. Illustrate professional paramedic roles and responsibilities through demonstration of ethical principles and moral responsibilities.