Earn a diploma and become a paramedic
|Accreditation||CAAHEP Accredited upon the recommendation of CoAEMSP,1 Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission|
|Program length||16 months|
|Credits to graduate||47 credits|
|Location||On-campus classes in Birmingham, Alabama|
|Certifications||Prepare for the EMT-Paramedic licensure exam from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)|
EMT/Paramedic diploma program classes & curriculum details
This diploma program expands upon basic EMT training to cover the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system. You will discover the expanded capabilities of a paramedic vs. an EMT and develop the foundational theoretical and practical education to succeed in both roles.
Classes are delivered at our campus in Birmingham, Alabama. The diploma program includes a 270-hour field preceptorship to ensure you earn the practical experience necessary to excel right from the start in your new career.
|Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic||16||47|
Required Courses in Paramedic
All courses, 47.00 semester credit hours, are required.
EMT diploma program enrollment prerequisites
Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University EMT diploma program include:
- Completion of a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalent
- Meet and interview with a Herzing admissions advisor
- Complete an enrollment application
Please contact our admissions team for more information.
Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Degree Programs
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The Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic program will cover the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system, applying the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, and pharmacology to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs. The student will learn how to maintain a patient's airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient, be able to take a proper history, and perform a comprehensive physical exam. Students will be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with other healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, and other allied health personnel. Students will also be able to integrate pathophysiology principles, assessment findings, and critical thinking skills to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for trauma and medical patients of all ages. Graduates will be eligible to write the EMT-Paramedic licensure exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
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Accreditation & Disclosures
1. The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program at Herzing University - Birmingham is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.
The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 92.7%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 97.7%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 71.7%.
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.