The general syllabus for the paramedic program at Spokane Community College follows. Specific course requirements and objectives are outlined on their respective pages. Program Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic is a four-quarter, credit class at Spokane Community College and may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course is designed to provide functional medical training to prepare the student to enter the field of emergency medical services as a paramedic. This course meets or exceeds all of the requirements set forth in both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) curriculums for the paramedic. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion and have the opportunity to sit for the National Registry examination. Prerequisites The NHTSA and Washington State DOH curriculums require that prospective students must have completed a college-level course of study in human anatomy and physiology that meets or exceeds the objectives set forth in those curricula. The State of Washington requires that all prospective students be certified as either an EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate for a minimum of one (1) year prior to application to the course. In addition, the prospective student must possess current certification in CPR at or above the level of Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross) or Healthcare Provider (American Heart Association). It is the student's responsibility to maintain his/her EMS and CPR certification throughout the entire course. Prospective students must possess a valid driver's license. Prospective students must have successfully completed high school or completed the GED equivalency exam.
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