Paramedic Science - AAS

 

The degree program consists of credits in general education and basic sciences at Hudson County Community College, and credits in the professional component of Paramedic Science courses taken through RWJ/Barnabas Health.

The professional curriculum consists of lecture and laboratory courses, at either the Jersey City campus or at East Brunswick campus of RWJ/Barnabas Health.  Practical and hands-on experiences are at the program’s affiliated clinical laboratory sites. The clinical experiences allow the graduate a smooth transition into the fast-paced, patient-centered environment of a modern emergency medical system.

Through the performance of patient assessments and the provision of medical care, the paramedic’s goal is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting.

 

The Paramedic Program at Hudson County Community College is an excellent and productive learning environment. The instructors have helped me prepare to be an excellent paramedic and have helped me grow as an individual. The didactic, clinical, and simulation experience was great, and provided a life-like environment to prepare me for live patient care.
John Dorn
Instructor IC

 

Program Requirements

 
Parametic

Application

Students are admitted to the program each fall and spring semesters. Admission to the program is competitive, and students are accepted on a space available basis.

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Prerequisite Requirement

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Accreditation Statement

The Paramedic program is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

Major
Paramedic Science
Degree
Paramedic Science A.A.S.

Description

This program is offered as collaboration between Hudson County Community College and the Jersey City Medical Center and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The program is designed for the post-secondary certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who wishes to further his or her education and/or career opportunities. The program consists of general education and basic sciences at Hudson County Community College and a professional Paramedic Science component at Jersey City Medical Center. The professional curriculum consists of lecture and laboratory courses and practical, hands-on experience at the program's affiliated clinical laboratory sites. The clinical experiences allow the graduate a smooth transition into the fast paced, patient-centered environment of a modern emergency medical system. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 Rowlett TX 75088 (214) 703-8445 FAX (214)703-8992 www.coaemsp.org

Requirements

Career options with median hourly wages within a five-mile radius of Hudson County.

 

 

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