Sub-Section 3-490-02 - Paramedic Academy Goal

CMH EMS Education Manual

CMH EMS Paramedic Academy goal is "To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels." (This verbatim language is required by 2015 CAAHEP Standard 11.C). Our program does not include exit points at EMR, EMT, or AEMT levels.


According to the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), the following is the description of the Paramedic:

Life Changes During the Academy:

Paramedics are highly trained and extremely important members of the allied healthcare team caring for the critically ill or injured. This is a highly demanding 18- to 24-month study that provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and master the skills necessary to enter the workforce as a competent entry-level paramedic. Didactic portions of the course are taught at CMH EMS Headquarters with clinical time at CMH and other various clinical sites.

During this academy, students are highly encouraged not to make any other large life changes (i.e. get married, get divorced, move residences, change jobs, etc.). Additionally, in order to have enough time to prepare for and complete all requirements of the academy, a maximum work load of 24 hours per week is recommended. If the student’s overall score is less than 80%, the recommended work load is reduced to 12 hours and further reduced to zero hours if the overall score is less than 70%.

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