Paramedic
Course
North Central State College / 
Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium

Paramedic

The paramedic is the highest level of pre-hospital emergency care. The paramedic program is an intense 900 hour course of study designed for certified EMT’s who desire to increase their level of certification. Providers at this level are able to perform advanced life support for the medical and trauma patient. Some procedures performed at this level include; IV therapy, medication administration, cardiac monitoring/defibrillation/interpretation, surgical airway techniques and many other advanced interventions. 
Prerequisite; EMT or Advanced EMT. Anatomy & Physiology. Advanced placement is not available.
This course is 900 hours in length.


ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR PARAMEDICS:

1. Application Procedure: A signed and completed application and payment of the $150.00 non-refundable application fee, and evidence of current EMT or Advanced EMT level certification is required in order to be able to sit for the pre-entrance examination. Include copy of HCP level CPR card that will not expire for the duration of the class time
Click here for application

2. Written Pre-Entrance Test: Applicants are required to take a pre-entrance exam. 


After acceptance in to the program:

3. CLASSROOM Course
   A down payment of $1500.00 is required upon acceptance into the program. Students may not attend class if down payment has not been paid.

 ONLINE Course tuition is $7000.00.
A $150.00 prepayment/registration fee (non-refundable) is required upon registration to hold a place in the class. This registration fee is applied to the total tuition. 
​The remaining balance of $6850.00 must be made prior to the class start, unless student is being sponsored by a department.

4. Submit documentation of the following;
  - Personal professional liability insurance-  $1,000,000 each claim, up to $3,000,000 aggregate professional liability coverage
  - Non-Dot drug screen (7-Panel) (less than 6 months old) 
  - Statewide background check
  - Physical exam and all associated immunizations or titers.
    Click here for physical examination form

5. Purchase all required books/supplies for the program. 
  • Textbook and online LMS package 507.71 (with 20% discount from JB Learning site)
  • FISDAP  $115.00
  • Required shirts  $50.00 plus tax
   ECG and ACLS texts are provided for you.

Payments
Payments must be paid on the 1st day of each month, per our payment policy. If payments are not made by the first of the month a $5.00 per day fee will be assessed for the first week. At the end of the first week the student will be dismissed from the program until fees and penalties are paid. If student misses more than the allowable hours, the student will be permanently dismissed from the program. If the student misses a lab class, a fee of $65.00 per skill will be assessed and due at the time of the student's return to class.
Payments are made on a 7 month basis. 

​**Students who are being sponsored by a department/agency and NC State Students are not required to pay up front fees.



Other Supplies:

Laptop or tablet that can be brought to classroom for FISDAP testing
  • Must be internet capable to use the school network
Home access to a computer with internet access and email is required.
USB Drive
Highlighters / Pens / Pencils
1 box of gloves (latex free)
Central Ohio EMS Training polo (white)
Central Ohio EMS Training polo (blue)
  • You will sign up for the polos on the first day of class
Stethoscope


ECG Book, and ACLS book are provided for you. If you prefer to have the actual books, you may order them. 



RECOMMENDED:

  A*L*S Paramedic Study Helper - Study Software from Knightlite by Knightlite Software (CD-ROM)








Books and Supplies:

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets, Enhanced Seventh Edition Includes Navigate 2 Premier Access
Author(s):American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
ISBN-13: 9781284087529

​To order the Paramedic Package for Textbook and Online Learning Management Program:
Go to this site: 
Textbook Package
http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/Details.aspx?isbn13=9781284087529

After you add the product to the cart there is an option to enter a discount code for 20% off. The code is 17psg25

You MUST have the PACKAGE not just the text. If you choose to purchase someplace other than the Jones&Bartlett site, you must use the correct ISBN.

With your textbook package you will receive a shrink-wrapped cardboard insert that will contain a code. You will need the code to log in to the JB Learning NAVIGATE site.


Digital Access only: If you already have the textbooks, you may purchase the digital package only. 
After you add the product to the cart there is an option to enter a discount code for 20% off. The code is 16psg25
The ISBN is 9781284096668


Click here for the instructions to log in to the NAVIGATE site: 
​Course code is 493E92

Accreditation

"The North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214‐703‐8445
FAX 214‐703‐8992
www.coaemsp.org"

​ North Central State College is also accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Central Ohio EMS Training is also accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS

COEMST Stats: 
Since June 2012, COEMST has tested 35 paramedic students.
NREMT CBT: 33 students successful. 2 students unsuccessful.
The overall pass rate for the NREMT CBT is 94%
The program attrition rate from 2015 to 2017 is 30%
NREMT Psychomotor exam: 32 students successful. 1 student did not attempt the psychomotor exam.
100% of graduates from COEMST were positively employed upon graduation.


 Central Ohio EMS Training is part of a consortium called North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium, which is specific to training for  Paramedic students only.

 Students may enroll through North Central State College or through Central Ohio EMS Training. 

 Paramedic Program students (graduates) accepted to North Central State College will receive a maximum of 30 transfer credits for the successful completion of their  Paramedic Certificate deemed comparable (based on current course description information, course requirements, and agreement by the representatives of the  respective programs) to current North Central State College courses.