CURRICULAR GUIDE

Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0272  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2001)

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.

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 the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

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 2000/2001 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: 32 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
PARA 221    Paramedic Medical Trauma I                                       4
PARA 222    Paramedic Medical Trauma II                                      4
PARA 231    Paramedic Cardiology I                                           2
PARA 232    Paramedic Cardiology II                                          2
PARA 241    Paramedic Pharmacology I                                         2
PARA 242    Paramedic Pharmacology II                                        2
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
PFHW 111    Emergency Services Fitness III                                   1
PFHW 112    Emergency Services Fitness IV                                    1

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   32

1.    Complete each course required with a minimum 3.0 grade or better in
      order to earn a Certificate of Achievement in the Paramedic Program.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II
PARA 221          PARA 222
PARA 231          PARA 232
PARA 241          PARA 242
PARA 251          PARA 252
PARA 261          PARA 262
PFHW 111          PARA 263
                  PFHW 112