Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Paramedic Studies, AS (PARM-AS)

Location(s): Capital, Gateway

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Associate in Science Degree in Paramedic Studies is designed as an extension to the Paramedic Certificate program. Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume management-level careers in pre-hospital health administration. They will have learned the skills necessary to plan, implement and manage pre-hospital care. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor Option prepares the student to apply for CT certification as an EMS Instructor.

Career opportunities available for graduates of this program include employment as supervisors or managers of emergency medical services and as educational coordinators.

Learning Outcomes:

Both program options share the following outcomes. Upon successful completion of the paramedic program, the graduate will be able to demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate theoretical information relevant to the  role of entry-level paramedic. The graduate will:

  • Provide advanced emergency medical care for patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system
  • Integrate the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced level patient care and transportation
  • Function as a member of the comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight
  • Perform patient care interventions including invasive and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies
  • Utilize knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to develop advanced patient assessment strategies
  • Demonstrate enhanced written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate enhanced leadership and teamwork abilities

In addition to the above shared outcomes, the Paramedic Studies graduate will:

  • Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the scientific process, research, and evidence-based medicine
  • Demonstrate an understanding of social sciences, arts, and humanities

Capital Community College’s Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: 9355-113th St. N, #7709, Seminole FL 33775. Phone: (727) 210-2350, Fax: (727) 210-2354,  Email: Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, 214-703-8445, 214-703-8992 (fax),

The CT State Paramedic Studies program accreditation with The Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions requires the completion of the PMED 1011 PMED 1012 PMED 1013 , and PMED 2014  courses at Connecticut State Community College. No external credit shall be awarded to meet these course requirements.