Paramedicine A.A.S.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Take the next step in your medical training and become a paramedic.

Paramedics are front-line advanced providers of emergency medical care. They are trained to respond to a variety of medical emergencies in all types of settings and safely transport patients to care facilities.

FVCC’s Paramedicine A.A.S. program builds upon EMT licensure training and provides students with advanced emergency medical care knowledge and skills. Through a combination of classroom lecture, lab exercises and field experience, graduates of this program are prepared to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examinations for paramedicine.

Opportunities

  • Students can complete the Paramedicine A.A.S. program in three to four semesters depending upon whether pre-requisite coursework has been completed.
  • After passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians written and field examinations, graduates of this program are eligible to apply to the Montana Board of Medical Examiners for paramedic licensure.
  • 11% increased need over the next 6 years until 2030 per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, faster than average for all occupations.

Attributes of Successful Paramedics

  • Able to maintain high academic and professional standards under rigourous demands
  • Calm and focused under pressure
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Caring, understanding and non-judgmental demeanor
  • Methodical, organized and detail-oriented

Advisor

Student Support Center Advisor

Russ Lamson

LRC 147C

(406) 756-3885

rlamson@fvcc.edu
Faculty Advisor

Ryan Pitts

BC 126 B

(406) 756-3901

rpitts@fvcc.edu


For contact information, please contact the Admissions Office: (406) 756-3847


Graduate Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).


The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.


The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 100%.


The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%.


Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.


The most recent retention rate was 100%.


Accrediting Information

The Flathead Valley Community College Paramedic Program 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).


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/