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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Specialist/Paramedic Certificate

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Program Description

This program offers a broad education in the principles and practical applications of fire and emergency medical services.  Successful students will earn required state and national certifications necessary for securing employment with fire departments, industrial firms, governmental agencies, fire protection companies, healthcare agencies, and emergency medical services agencies.  The certificate will help prepare graduates for work in many roles in fire and health care agencies as well as other similar occupations.  The program may be completed in three semesters of full-time academic work after completing prerequisite courses BIOL 1314 and FEMS 1214.

“The Tulsa Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). 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 Executive Office: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992 www.coaemsp.org


Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Procedures for Application

Complete all Tulsa Community College application and entry requirements.  Requires current National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification and application to the program.  Application materials may be obtained from the School of Engineering & Applied Technology at Northeast Campus (contact information below).  Applicants will be screened according to FEMS program policies.

For More Information Contact:
School of Engineering & Applied Technology
Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7290

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Integrate the principles of history taking and techniques of physical exam to perform a comprehensive patient assessment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge, skills, and professional behavior to successfully manage all aspects of a trauma and medical emergencies as a team leader.
  • Advocate for all patients including those with physical, mental, social and financial challenges. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate through both through the written and oral medium as well as demonstrating interpersonal communication skills.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan.
  • Defend and advocate the need for a culture of safety.


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Certificate Requirements

View a semester-by-semester plan of study on the Healthcare Specialist/Paramedic Certificate Program Map.  

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