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  • The Paramedicine program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions within Emergency Medical Services including government, hospital based and private ambulance services, hospitals, and patient transport services; along with the ability to serve as volunteer with specifically designated ambulance service.

    The program is located at the Grand Island Campus. It provides advanced life support training to an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who is proficient and knowledgeable of the skills involved with basic life support. 

    The Paramedicine associate of applied science degree prepares graduates to take the National Registry of Emergency Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), certifying examination for Paramedics; this is required by the State of Nebraska as a component for initial state licensure. Paramedicine diploma and certificate options also are available.


    Paramedicine Handbook


    This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

    • To contact CAAHEP:

      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
      1361 Park Street 
      Clearwater, FL 33756 
    • To contact CoAEMSP:

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

    NREMT Pass Rate for 2014 is 86%
    Positive Placement is 100%
    2014 Cohort Attrition is 0%

    Gainful Employment Information 

    • At 2017-18 tuition and fee rates, completing the 60 credits required for the Paramedicine degree costs:

      Nebraska residents - $6,000
      Non-residents - $8,640

      These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

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    • Finish in 2 years by completing 15 credits a semester for 4 semesters

      The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

      Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

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