EMT-Paramedic Program Description
The HLGU Paramedic Education Program provides an excellent educational experience for qualified candidates, preparing them to become top notch ALS (Advance Life Support) clinicians in their role as a paramedic. The program includes an academically rigorous didactic classroom phase, and also a clinical program that is based on the skills taught in the classroom and lab that provides an environment that builds and shapes the students. Once the student completes the program they are ready to meet the challenges associated with pre-hospital clinical medicine and emergency management. The paramedic education program covers all emergency medical concepts and techniques currently considered to be within the responsibilities of the paramedic providing emergency care in a pre-hospital setting as set forth by the Unit of Emergency Medical Services of the State of Missouri and National Registry of EMTs. An additional benefit of completing the HLGU program includes receiving 16 college credit hours from a regionally accredited institution which may be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science degree through further education.
EMS 218 - Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic I is an 8 credit-hour course that covers all emergency care procedures relating to medical and trauma situations. Emphasis is given to the development of student skills in the recognition of the signs and symptoms of illness and injury as well as proper pre-hospital treatment offered fall semester.
EMS 228 - Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic II is an 8 credit-hour course that is a continuation of EMT Paramedic I. Completion of EMS 218 is required.
EMS 218 and EMS 228 courses consist of 600 contact hours of classroom and practical lab instruction plus 300 hours of clinical experience in the hospital and 400 hours field internship.
Course Dates and Class Schedule
The EMT-Paramedic class is a 15 month program. This class will meet on Thursdays starting August 30, 2012 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with a 1 hour lunch break. The 1-day a week format allows the student more flexibility for personal and work commitments This course is limited to 25 participants. All course requirements must be completed to be considered for selection.
All course work will be conducted on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University in the Mathews Science Building. This provides the student with access to multiple large classrooms and skills laboratory facilities as well as a state-of-the-art computer lab to aid in practice and preparation for online testing leading to licensure.
Course Entry Requirements
All applicants must:
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or GED (or current 6-semester high school transcript).
- Complete EMS application with $25 non-refundable application fee (will be applied towards tuition)
- Show proof of valid driver's license
- Students must hold a current license as an EMT-B and pass entrance requirements for admission
- Provide verification of the following immunizations: TB skin test, Hepatitis B Vaccination (either completed or series in progress), MMR, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Pass criminal background check and drug screen
Students who have felonies or misdemeanors on their record may enroll for the class, but are not guaranteed eligibility to take the licensure examination.
Please Send All Official Tanscripts from Previous Colleges/Universities to:
The Office of Registrar
2800 Palmyra Road
Hannibal, MO 63401
PARAMEDIC WORK ENVIRONMENT
EMTs and Paramedics can work for private ambulance services, hospital-affiliated ambulance services, or with firefighters. The Paramedic provides advance pre-hospital emergency medical care under medical command authority to acutely ill or injured patients and/or transports patients by ambulance or other emergency vehicle. The paramedic assumes the role as the leader for patient care.
Financial aid assistance is available for qualified applicants. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 573.629.3279 for additional information and assistance. You may file a 2011-2012 FAFSA form online at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
HLGU school code is 009089.
Scholarships are also available from the following:
- The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) provides scholarship assistance at: http://www.naemt.org
- The Michael J. Latta EMS Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance to students who are training to become Emergency Medical Technicians. These scholarships are awarded in varying amounts according to need and available funds. Applicants are judged on the basis of their work ethic, dedication, energy and enthusiasm, as well as their record of community service and why they desire to become an EMT. The annual deadline for application is April 15. Interested students should visit the Michael J. Latta EMS Scholarship Foundation website to download an electronic application online at www.emsscholarship.com
- Bound Tree Medical provides scholarship assistance to qualified individuals pursuing EMT certification through the Bound Tree Medical Legacy Scholarship Program. You may apply online at www.boundtree.com
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