CURRICULUM GUIDE

Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0272  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2004)

This certificate program prepares the Basic EMT in advanced techniques of
administering care in life-threatening conditions.  Paramedics are employed by
advanced life support ambulances and in emergency departments and critical
care units of hospitals.  State licensing is required.  The Paramedic Program
is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational
Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Paramedic

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 2003/2004 academic year. For the
most recent and complete information, interested students should contact the
Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200, telephone
number (517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy (See Note 1)                                       4
BIOL 202    Human Physiology (See Note 1)                                    4
PARA 221    Paramedic Medical Trauma I                                       5
PARA 222    Paramedic Medical Trauma II                                      5
PARA 231    Paramedic Cardiology I                                           3
PARA 232    Paramedic Cardiology II                                          3
PARA 241    Paramedic Pharmacology I                                         3
PARA 242    Paramedic Pharmacology II                                        3
PARA 251    Paramedic Skills I                                               2
PARA 252    Paramedic Skills II                                              2
PARA 261    Paramedic Clinical I                                             3
PARA 262    Paramedic Clinical II                                            4
PARA 263    Paramedic Internship                                             3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   44

1.    BIOL 145 may be substituted for BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 for Fall 2003
      admitted students only.  Beginning with Fall 2004, BIOL 201 and BIOL 202
      will be required for all students.
2.    Students must complete each required PARA course with a minimum 3.0
      grade to earn a Certificate of Achievement.  BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 must
      be completed with a minimum 2.0 grade.

Courses listed in Semesters I and II below must be completed prior to
admission to the Paramedic program as part of the Phase I requirements for
admission.  PARA courses begin only in the fall and are offered once a year in
the following sequence.  Students are admitted to the program in the summer
and will be assigned to begin Semester III in the fall semester.  A student
may not begin a new semester until she or he has successfully completed all of
the courses listed in a previous sequenced semester.

I                 II                III (Fall)        IV (Spring)
BIOL 201          BIOL 202          PARA 221          PARA 222
                                    PARA 231          PARA 232
                                    PARA 241          PARA 242
                                    PARA 251          PARA 252
                                    PARA 261          PARA 262
V (Summer)
PARA 263