The Paramedic Certificate program is designed to prepare a person to function in the paramedic role and to take the national and state certification exam. Employment opportunities include municipal, state and federal agencies, insurance companies, hospitals and various medical offices.
Coursework will include history and physical assessment, pathophysiology, management of shock, cardiac, respiratory, neurological and abdominal emergencies. Students will study assessment and emergency management in obstetrics, gynecology, and trauma in pediatrics, adolescents, and geriatric populations. Throughout the program, students will receive real-world clinical practice in critical care units, operating rooms, emergency departments, renal dialysis centers, labor and delivery units, and psychiatric treatment settings.
See also: Paramedic certificate overview
Attendance at an information session is required for all applicants to the Paramedic program. The Director of Admissions and the Program Coordinator will share up-to-date information about the program and answer questions about the curriculum, clinical assignments, support services and the admissions process.
Paramedic applications are processed for the Fall semester only. Applicants must submit the following credentials:
After acceptance applicants will be required to:
All first time Cape Cod Community College students must sit for the Accuplacer Test, a Computerized Placement Test. Exceptions are made for students who have successfully completed college level English, reading and mathematics coursework.
Enrollment in the Paramedic I class requires: assessment scores that demonstrate mastery of ENL020 College Reading and Study Skills and MAT020 Pre-Algebra or completion of comparable college work.
The Gainful Employment Program provides students with the information they need to make informed educational choices including total program costs, loan repayment rates, and career outlooks.
For questions regarding admission to the Paramedic program, please contact the Office of Admissions: