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Paramedic, Certificate of Completion

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Requirements

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills and abilities to advance in their careers.

Total Program Credits: 31

Matriculation Requirements:
  1.  Complete Anatomy and Physiology (transfer credit accepted) with a grade of C or higher: ZOOL 1090 (requires BIOL 1010 as a pre-req) or ZOOL 2320 and 2420 with labs (requires BIOL 1610 and CHEM 1110 as pre-req).
  2. Meet the English requirement: Placement into ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 or higher with valid test scores, (Completion of ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 highly recommended).
  3. Meet the Math requirement: Completion of MAT 0950 with a grade of C- or higher, or placement into MAT 1000 or higher valid test scores, (Completion of QL Requirement highly recommended).
  4. Possess a current Utah EMT certification (MUST REMAIN VALID THROUGH THE COURSE)
  5. Have current CPR certification.
  6. Successful completion of criminal background requirements (UVU and State of Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services).
  7. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  8. Have current vaccinations as required by Utah Bureau of EMS. (Additional vaccinations may be required for clinical site internships)
  9. Have current TB test results as required by Utah Bureau of EMS.
  10. Obtain a current physical examination supporting entrance into the Paramedic Program.
  11. Complete UVU paramedic application process, including written testing, oral interview, passing of background and drug screening \testing, and be accepted to the program.
Discipline Core Requirements: 31 Credits
  ESEC 3210 Paramedic I-Operations 3
  ESEC 3220 Paramedic II-Cardiac and Respiratory Patient Care 3
  ESEC 3225 Paramedic II Lab-Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies 1
  ESEC 3230 Paramedic III-Trauma Patient Care 3
  ESEC 3235 Paramedic III Lab-Trauma Emergencies 1
  ESEC 3240 Paramedic IV-Medical and Geriatric Patient Care  3
  ESEC 3245 Paramedic IV Lab-Medical Emergencies 1
  ESEC 3250 Paramedic V-Obstetric and Pediatric Patient Care  3
  ESEC 3255 Paramedic V Lab-Obstetric and Pediatric Emergencies  1
  ESEC 4210  Paramedic VI-Research  2
  ESEC 4220 Paramedic VII-Clinical Internship Hospital and Field Phase I and II  4
  ESEC 4230 Paramedic VIII-Practical Preparation and Testing  3
  ESEC 4240 Paramedic Capstone   3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.) Upon completion of  the course requirements and recommendation from the Medical Director, Program Director and Utah Bureau of Emergency Services Course Coordinator, students are eligible to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic through the National Registry EMT and the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. 
  2. Completion of a minimum of 31 credits.
  3. Overall course GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  4. Residency hours -- Minimum of 10 credits required through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Upon successful acceptance into the Paramedic Program
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ESEC 3120 Paramedic I-Operations 3
ESEC 3220 Paramedic II-Cardiac and Respiratory Patient Care 3
ESEC 3225 Paramedic II Lab-Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies 1
ESEC 3230 Paramedic III-Trauma Patient Care 3
ESEC 3235 Paramedic III Lab-Trauma Emergencies 1
ESEC 3240 Paramedic IV-Medical and Geriatric Patient Care 3
ESEC 3245 Paramedic IV Lab-Medical Emergencies 1
ESEC 3250 Paramedic V-Obstetric and Pediatric Patient Care 3
ESEC 3255 Paramedic V Lab-Obstetric and Pediatric Emergencies 1
  Semester total: 19
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ESEC 4210 Paramedic VI-Research 2
ESEC 4220 Paramedic VII-Clinical Internship Hospital and Field Phase I and II 4
ESEC 4230 Paramedic VIII-Practical Preparation and Testing 3
ESEC 4240 Paramedic Capstone 3
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 31

Department

Emergency Services

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Emergency Services department

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