The emergency medical technician administers life-saving care to the sick and injured. The Paramedic program at Cincinnati State leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree, and includes training in basic and advanced life support.
Students must meet with the program chair or designee to be placed on the eligibility list for the three Paramedic Theory and Practice courses. Students are eligible to take the National Registry cognitive and practical examinations after completing the three Paramedic Theory and Practice courses.
Students who complete the Paramedic Science major are prepared for careers in Emergency Medical Services research or education, or employment in a hospital emergency department. Students who are interested in eventual transition into another allied health career field should consider the Paramedic Science major.
Related ProgramsEMT Paramedic - Management Major (EMTP-M)Emergency Medical Technician—Basic Certificate (EMTC)Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate (EMTPC)
The Cincinnati State Technical and Community College program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: www.caahep.org, Phone (727) 210-2350)
- Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions: www.coaemsp.org, Phone (214) 703-8445
The Paramedic curriculum has been approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 182073, 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43218-2073. Phone: (614) 466-9447. Ohio #349
The Paramedic curriculum has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, 2464 Fortune Drive, Suite 195, Lexington, KY 40509. Kentucky TEI-322
Credentialing: Students are eligible to take the National Registry cognitive and practical examinations after completing the three Paramedic Theory and Practice courses.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Provide basic and advanced life support in the pre-hospital setting
- Be employed in a hospital emergency department
- Take the National Registry cognitive and practical examination
Graduate Employment Outlook
Employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow about 11 percent through 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Many job openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
$44,650 median annual salary
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2023-2024 academic year
EMT Paramedic—Science Major (EMTP-S)
Program Prerequisites: EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice or EMT Certification in the State of Ohio.
|ENG 101||English Composition 1 ( G)||3||0||3|
|BIO 151||Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( G)||3||2||4|
|PSY 110||Introduction to Psychology ( G)||3||0||3|
|FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)||1||0||1|
|MAT 131||Statistics 1 ( G)||2||2||3|
|ENG 102||English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues ( G)||3||0||3|
|SOC 105||Introduction to Sociology ( B)||3||0||3|
|BIO 152||Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B)||3||2||4|
|BIO 220||Microbiology ( B)||2||3||3|
|EMS 211||Paramedic 1 ( T)||7||0||7|
|COMM 110||Public Speaking ( B)||3||0||3|
|EMS 221||Paramedic 1 Lab ( T)||0||3||1|
|EMS 231||Paramedic 1 Practicum ( T)||1||9||2|
|EMS 212||Paramedic 2 ( T)||6||0||6|
|BIO 240||Pathophysiology ( B)||3||0||3|
|EMS 222||Paramedic 2 Lab ( T)||0||3||1|
|EMS 232||Paramedic 2 Practicum ( T)||1||11||3|
|EMS 213||Paramedic 3 ( T)||6||0||6|
|EMS 223||Paramedic 3 Lab ( T)||0||3||1|
|EMS 233||Paramedic 3 Practicum ( T)||1||11||3|
|First Year Experience Elective|
|FYE 100||College Success Strategies: Overview||1|
|FYE 105||College Success Strategies: Overview and Application||2|
|FYE 110||College Success Strategies: Practice and Application||3|
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.