Delta Region MS

CAREER TYPE

EMT-Paramedic

EMTs and paramedics typically do the following: Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound. Assess a patient's condition and determine a course of treatment. Provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients.

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Salary Range Potential: $35,000.00

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TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS

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This program combines general education as well technical and clinical training in Paramedicine to prepare the successful graduate to work as a Paramedic, by; performing emergent, pre-hospital, advanced life support care on scene and en route to a hospital.

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Pre-requisites required:
Complete all General Admission Requirements for Coahoma Community College. A completed CCC application. Click here to download the CCC general admission application Or Click here to submit the CCC general admission application Online. High school transcript or GED Have an ACT with a score of 16 or higher Must have a minimum of a “C” (2.0) in any college coursework attempted Anatomy & Physiology I with a grade of “C” or better (2.0) Be a NREMT upon admission and become Mississippi certified upon acceptance Must pass an NREMT basic knowledge and skills assessment test with a grade of 80% Must pass a state and federal criminal background check Once accepted into the Program the student must show positive serology of immunity to varicella (chicken pox) Complete or evidence of having started hepatitis B vaccinations Completion of any other vaccinations as required by Coahoma Community College Completion of a physical exam signed by a primary care provider Completion of a physical performance evaluation signed by a primary care provider

Length of Program
4 semesters

Summary of Program Requirements
Complete all General Admission Requirements for Coahoma Community College. A completed CCC application. Click here to download the CCC general admission application Or Click here to submit the CCC general admission application Online. High school transcript or GED Have an ACT with a score of 16 or higher Must have a minimum of a “C” (2.0) in any college coursework attempted Anatomy & Physiology I with a grade of “C” or better (2.0) Be a NREMT upon admission and become Mississippi certified upon acceptance Must pass an NREMT basic knowledge and skills assessment test with a grade of 80% Must pass a state and federal criminal background check Once accepted into the Program the student must show positive serology of immunity to varicella (chicken pox) Complete or evidence of having started hepatitis B vaccinations Completion of any other vaccinations as required by Coahoma Community College Completion of a physical exam signed by a primary care provider Completion of a physical performance evaluation signed by a primary care provider

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
Coahoma Community College
Clarksdale

Contact
Rhett Nelson
(662) 621-4041
rnelson@coahomacc.edu



 
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Emergency Medical Technician is a one-semester instructional program that prepares individuals to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight, trained in airway management, communications, documentation, general pharmacology, hemorrhage control, ambulance operations, and splinting of adult, pediatric, and infant patients; and special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation, or contagious disease. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam and become state certified.

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Pre-requisites required:
Apply for regular admission and be accepted by the college. Submit a completed application for the EMT program to the Office of Healthcare Education An ACT composite score of 16. Completion of Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab with grade of C or better Must be a Mississippi certified EMT 18 years or older High School Diploma or GED

Length of Program
1 semester

Summary of Program Requirements
Apply for regular admission and be accepted by the college. Submit a completed application for the EMT program to the Office of Healthcare Education An ACT composite score of 16. Completion of Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab with grade of C or better Must be a Mississippi certified EMT 18 years or older High School Diploma or GED

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
East Central Community College
Decatur

Contact
Christy Cooley
601-635-6293
ccooley@eccc.edu



 
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The Paramedic Program is a two (2) year Associate Degree program that prepares the student for service in the pre-hospital emergency medical setting. The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Course topics include emergency pharmacology, cardiology, 12 lead EKG interpretation, invasive procedures, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support. On successful completion of the course of study students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examination. Classroom instruction is comprehensive including a working knowledge of all anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiological processes as well as competency-based instruction in assessment and management skills required for treatment of life-threatening problems in the adult, pediatric, and geriatric patient. Clinical internship requires participation in care of patients in a hospital emergency department that provides medical 80 control to Advanced Life Support providers in the field and, according to availability, Critical Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, labor and delivery suite, operating room, psychiatric, pediatric, and geriatric wards. Field internship is with local Advanced Life Support Ambulance services.

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Pre-requisites required:
In order to be considered for admission to this class you must have the following information on file in the Admission Counselor’s Office: A completed EMCC application, A copy of your valid driver’s license showing you to be 18 years of age (or older) by the beginning date of the course, All official College transcripts, An official high school transcript showing date of graduation or official passing GED scores Students must have a 16 or higher ACT Composite score for admission into the program. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations and minimum scores. A current copy of your national Registry EMT-Basic certification. A copy of your current and valid CPR (Health Care Provider Level) Certification Card Physical examination by physician of choice. The physical must be dated within six months prior to the beginning of the EMT course. The student must also sign a statement agreeing to take the hepatitis B vaccination, the tuberculin test, or declines to take them. Students that agree to take the injection(s) must furnish written proof of each vaccination. 9. Drug screen within 10 working days prior to beginning of class with negative results 10. Must have completed Anatomy and Physiology I within the last 5 years with a grade of C or better prior to entry into the Paramedic program. Alternate entrance requirements are available for currently licensed paramedics. Please see the program director or counselor for further information.

Length of Program
8 hours

Summary of Program Requirements
In order to be considered for admission to this class you must have the following information on file in the Admission Counselor’s Office: A completed EMCC application, A copy of your valid driver’s license showing you to be 18 years of age (or older) by the beginning date of the course, All official College transcripts, An official high school transcript showing date of graduation or official passing GED scores Students must have a 16 or higher ACT Composite score for admission into the program. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations and minimum scores. A current copy of your national Registry EMT-Basic certification. A copy of your current and valid CPR (Health Care Provider Level) Certification Card Physical examination by physician of choice. The physical must be dated within six months prior to the beginning of the EMT course. The student must also sign a statement agreeing to take the hepatitis B vaccination, the tuberculin test, or declines to take them. Students that agree to take the injection(s) must furnish written proof of each vaccination. 9. Drug screen within 10 working days prior to beginning of class with negative results 10. Must have completed Anatomy and Physiology I within the last 5 years with a grade of C or better prior to entry into the Paramedic program. Alternate entrance requirements are available for currently licensed paramedics. Please see the program director or counselor for further information.

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
East MS Community College
Golden Triangle

Contact
Kim Calvert
662.243.1910
kcalvert@eastms.edu



 
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Nationally-registered Emergency Medical Technicians may be eligible to participate in the Paramedic program at Ridgeland or Grenada. A new paramedic program begins annually on each campus and meets three nights per week for three semesters. Successful completion of the course leads to a certificate or an AAS degree. Paramedics provide direct patient care covering a broad range of injuries and illness. Although most paramedics work on ambulances, other career options, such as an off-shore paramedic, combat or swat medic, safety officer, or flight paramedic exist. Experienced paramedics may be eligible to enter the Critical Care Paramedic program, a program designed and first implemented by the EMS staff at Holmes. The required courses are offered in a two-semester format on the Ridgeland Campus. Successful completion of the coursework leads to an AAS degree. Critical Care Paramedics are prepared for a career in critical care transport.

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Pre-requisites required:
Must meet HCC admissions requirements, Must have current national registration as an EMT-Basic, Must be a Mississippi-certified EMT in good standing prior to clinical. Must successfully pass a re-test of basic EMT skill and knowledge. Must provide past academic records for review by an admissions committee (may or may not be faculty members.) Must have completed 4 of the required 8 semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology with lab from an accredited post-secondary school (A & P I-BIO 2514 or BIO 2513 & BIO 2511 or equivalent) prior to enrollment with a grade of C or better; A & P II is in the curriculum for any students who have completed only A & P I prior to enrollment; A & P I & II must each be completed with a grade of C or better. Must successfully pass a Criminal Background Check as required by Mississippi State Law. (Students will be responsible for the fee for the background check which will be paid to the agency conducting the check. HCC will not handle the fee for the background check.)

Length of Program
3 semesters

Summary of Program Requirements
Must meet HCC admissions requirements, Must have current national registration as an EMT-Basic, Must be a Mississippi-certified EMT in good standing prior to clinical. Must successfully pass a re-test of basic EMT skill and knowledge. Must provide past academic records for review by an admissions committee (may or may not be faculty members.) Must have completed 4 of the required 8 semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology with lab from an accredited post-secondary school (A & P I-BIO 2514 or BIO 2513 & BIO 2511 or equivalent) prior to enrollment with a grade of C or better; A & P II is in the curriculum for any students who have completed only A & P I prior to enrollment; A & P I & II must each be completed with a grade of C or better. Must successfully pass a Criminal Background Check as required by Mississippi State Law. (Students will be responsible for the fee for the background check which will be paid to the agency conducting the check. HCC will not handle the fee for the background check.)

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
Holmes Community College
Grenada | Ridgeland

Contact
Reagan Dilmore
(601) 605-3345
rdilmore@holmescc.edu



 
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Paramedics are advanced emergency care responders and they care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People's lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. Paramedics respond to emergency calls, perform medical services and transport patients by ambulance to medical facilities. Paramedics can give shots, administer intravenous medications, utilize advanced airway management devices to support breathing and provide cardiopulmonary life support. Paramedics are trained in the use of 30-40 medications.

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Pre-requisites required:
The Paramedic program is a 13-month program. Students must be a Nationally Registered EMT-Basic to be eligible for admission into the selective-admission Paramedic program. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Graduates who complete additional academic courses can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree

Length of Program
24 Week

Summary of Program Requirements
The Paramedic program is a 13-month program. Students must be a Nationally Registered EMT-Basic to be eligible for admission into the selective-admission Paramedic program. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Graduates who complete additional academic courses can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
Itawamba Community College
Tupelo Campus | Belden Center

Contact
Debbie Roebuck
662.407.1403
dmroebuck@iccms.edu
Kristi Glasson
662.407.1404
kmglasson@iccms.edu
 
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Classroom instruction is comprehensive including a working knowledge of all anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiological processes as well as competency-based instruction in assessment and management skills required for treatment of life threatening problems in the adult, pediatric, and geriatric patient. Clinical internship requires participation in care of patients in a hospital emergency department that provides medical control to ALS providers in the field and, according to availability: CCU ICU labor and delivery suite operating room psychiatric ward pediatric ward geriatric ward

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Pre-requisites required:
Valid EMT-Basic state certification, Grade point average of “C” or better in Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (BIO 2513 and BIO 2511), Must be 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED, ACT composite score of 18 or better or TABE (Survey A) score of 12 or better

Length of Program
1 Semester

Summary of Program Requirements
Valid EMT-Basic state certification, Grade point average of “C” or better in Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (BIO 2513 and BIO 2511), Must be 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED, ACT composite score of 18 or better or TABE (Survey A) score of 12 or better

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
Northwest MS Community College
Senetobia

Contact
Dave Kuchta
662-562-3986
dkuchta@northwestms.edu
Jennifer Lance
662-562-1128
jlance@northwestms.edu