Paramedicine

Program Locations: Grand Island Campus
Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Health Sciences

Our Paramedicine program is designed to prepare you for employment in a variety of positions within emergency medical services, including government, hospital-based and private ambulance services, hospital, and patient transport services, along with the ability to serve as a volunteer with specifically designated ambulance service.

You’ll gain knowledge of advanced life-support training as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who is proficient and knowledgeable of the skills involved with basic life support. 

Our Paramedicine associate of applied science degree prepares you to take the National Registry of Emergency Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT),certifying examination for paramedics upon graduation. This is required by the State of Nebraska as a component for initial state licensure. Paramedicine diploma and certificate options also are available.

Program Options

Associate of Applied Science

Diploma

Certificate

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Program Outcomes

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

NREMT Pass Rate for 2016 is 90%
Positive Placement is 100%
2016 Cohort Attrition is 10%

No graduates during the 2017 report year. 

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What will it cost?

At 2019-20 tuition and fee rates, completing the 60 credits required for the Paramedicine degree costs:

Nebraska residents - $6,300

Non-residents - $9,000

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.

2019-20 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
Nebraska Resident $90 $15 $105
Non Resident $135 $15 $150

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How long will it take?

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 assessment  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.

What careers can I have?

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Contact

Paramedicine Academic Coordinator

Amy Marshall
308-398-7479
amarshall@cccneb.edu

Paramedicine Program Director

Russell Blackburn
308-398-7479
russellblackburn@cccneb.edu

Associate Dean of Instruction – Health Sciences

Sarah Kort 402-460-2194
sarahkort@cccneb.edu

Dean of Instruction – Health Sciences

Paulette Woods-Ramsey
308-398-7960
paulettewoodsramsey@cccneb.edu

Paramedicine Program Medical Director

Dr. Mike McGahan

Admissions Requirements

Requirements

All students must meet the minimum requirements to enter the program:

  • College Application
  • High School, Home School or GED Transcript
  • Official College Transcripts (If applicable)
  • ACT, COMPASS, of ASSET test scores
  • Current healthcare provider CPR certification
  • Current EMT license
  • Proof of current vaccinations
  • Approved background check

The student is also required to have an interview with the program director before the student will be approved for admission to the program.

Accreditation

Our Paramedicine 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 
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
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

Skills

Skills Lab

Throughout the program, students will be required to prove efficiency and competence of the skills within the scope of practice of a paramedic as prescribed by the National Standards Curriculum and the State of Nebraska. Skill labs will be conducted within different controlled settings (ex. Open lab, scheduled practice night or a random mock ambulance call), per the discretion of the instructor and the paramedicine program.

Skill Progression

As the student progresses through the program, they will be required to successfully perform a specific number of skills to be complete the program. Skills will be tracked through the use of FISDAP Skills Portfolio and Skills Tracker. All skill attempts will be tracked; however, only those that are successful shall count toward the student’s required count. Students will not have the ability to perform skills during their clinical experience until they have been signed off by the instructor.

Skills Testing

Each individual lecture course could have skills tied to the theory portion of the course. The student will be evaluated through the use of prescribed skill sheets provided by the National Registry of EMT’s. Skill sets from both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers. The student is required to pass all skills evaluation at the end of each course, term and program. As stated within the Grading section, failure of the skills evaluation will result in a failing grade of the course. Failure of one of the end of term comprehensive skills evaluation will place the student on program academic probation. Failure of two of the end of term comprehensive skills evaluation, the student will be recommended for program dismissal. Failure of the comprehensive skills evaluation at the end of the program will render the student ineligible for National Registry testing. 

Gainful Employment - Certificate

Program Name: Paramedicine Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.

This program will cost $6,990 (calculated using in-state tuition) if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt. 

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program meets licensure requirements in: Nebraska

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Gainful Employment - Diploma

Program Name: Paramedicine Diploma

This program is designed to be completed in 2 years.

This program will cost $8460 (calculated using in-state tuition) if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program meets licensure requirements in: Nebraska

More information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions

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