Paramedicine Degree (AAS)

  • About this Program

    A Paramedic CRT provides emergency medical treatment at the scene of an accident or illness and transports sick and injured persons to medical facilities. The Paramedic CRT also analyzes and takes command of patient care with full responsibility for the patient until relieved by proper medical staff. Paramedic CRTs work with Fire and EMS employees, but their role does not involve full supervisory duties or responsibilities.

    The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedicine allows students who have completed one of BCCC’s Paramedic certificates or EMS providers who are currently Nationally Registered Paramedics, to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedicine.

    Incoming students must have completed one of BCCC’s? Paramedic Certificates or have received credit for their paramedic license, and must earn 18 additional credit hours in General Education to receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedicine.

    Paramedicine Degree General Education Requirements
     
    Course Code Course Title Credits
    ENG 101 English Composition  3
    SP 101 Fundamentals to Speech Communication  3
    PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology  3
    MAT  Elective: Any 2 additional GE Courses  6

Skills You Will Learn

  • A Paramedic CRT is responsible for tasks such as:

    • Driving an ambulance to medical emergencies and administering prescribed medical treatment at the site of the emergency or in a specially equipped vehicle.                             
    • Transporting sick and injured persons and providing emotional support
    • Conducting or assisting in emergency activities at the scene of an accident, illness or disaster
    • Responds to medical emergencies and administering prescribed medical treatment to sick and injured persons at the site of emergency or in a specially equipped vehicle.
    • Administring oxygen or intravenous therapy, medications, defibrillation procedures, acquiring, interpreting, and transmitting electrocardiograms and artificial resuscitation. Applying splints to broken bones, controlling hemorrhages, treating minor wounds or abrasions or other procedures as required.

    Paramedic CRTs work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Work is performed at scenes where there is exposure to hazardous situations and emotionally traumatic events. This work requires strenuous physical activity such as lifting, climbing and bending.

     

Career Pathways

  • A Paramedic CRT works at the scene of medical emergencies, major traffic and other accidents, natural and man-made disasters where there is exposure to hazardous situations and emotionally traumatic events. Paramedic CRTs find jobs with:

    • Fire and rescue organizations
    • Private ambulance companies
    • Health care agencies

    Learn more about national and state employment trends and wage data on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website www.bls.gov under overview of BLS wage data by area and occupation.

Program Faculty

  • Trudy D. Booker, BS, NRP
    Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor

    Liberty Campus, Main Building
    Office 231I
    Office: (410) 462-7736
    Fax: (410) 225-4633
    TBooker@bccc.edu
     
    Joseph J. Colella, MD
    Medical Director