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EMT-Paramedic
Diploma Program

Become a qualified first responder as a paramedic

Your first step to becoming a paramedic is getting educated. Go beyond EMT training and develop the emergency medical skills required to practice and succeed as a paramedic.

Our diploma program is designed both for students with no prior EMS experience and current EMTs seeking the next career step to paramedic. Upon completing the program, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the role of emergency medical services personnel in the healthcare system.
  • Smoothly manage patients in chronic and acute settings.
  • Integrate ethical and legal concepts in all actions when serving the needs of diverse patient populations.
  • Intervene with basic and advanced life support techniques in a variety of emergency situations.
  • Express leadership as a paramedic in all interactions with patients in emergency settings.

If you are looking for an even faster start to find a job as an EMT, you may consider our 4-month EMT-Basic certificate program.

Classes Start November 1st

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Curriculum

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.

ProgramsMonthsiCredits
Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic1647
i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses in Paramedic

All courses, 47.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Requirements

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.

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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

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).

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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