Training for a critical moment in their lives. And yours.

Paramedics work in emergency rooms and ambulances, delivering urgent care while focusing on minimizing secondary injury and providing comfort to the patient and family. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Paramedic Degree and Certificate programs combine allied health and general education courses to equip you with the complex knowledge and skills to perform acute management and transportation for critical and emergent patients. Your learning will include laboratory, clinical, and vehicle experiences designed to help prepare you to become a key member of an emergency medical services health care team, working under the direction of a doctor.

Course and clinical activities incorporate invasive procedures and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. You’ll also complete courses in International Trauma Life Support-Adult and Pediatric Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Demand for emergency medical services is growing rapidly, and opportunities exist throughout the local area and beyond. Once you successfully complete the program, you’re eligible for NREMT testing, as stipulated by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services, to operate as a paramedic in Ohio.

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What you’ll learn

At the completion of the Paramedic Program, you’ll be able to demonstrate the following as an entry level paramedic in the Ohio Valley:

  1. Analyze, apply, and evaluate the clinical information necessary for managing and transporting acute medical and traumatic patients.
  2. Perform with proficiency all skills relative to providing emergency medical care and transportation to critical and emergent patients.
  3. Display consistent, professional attitudes and behaviors that meet the expectations of area employers and the local, medical community.

Program goal

“The goal of the Belmont College Paramedic Program is to prepare paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.” We aim to prepare competent, entry level emergency medical providers with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary to provide quality emergency medical care in their communities and in accordance with the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services and the National EMS Standards curriculum (with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels).

Possible careers

  • Ambulance services
  • Fire departments
  • Management
  • Education
  • Communications and dispatch
  • Hospitals and health agencies
  • Other support services

Certifications

Belmont College offers the following NREMT/Ohio certifications:

  • Paramedic
  • Advanced EMT
  • Emergency Medical
  • Emergency Medical Responder

Graduates are eligible to test for the following certifications:

  • Ohio Paramedic
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Provider
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Pediatric

Testing/certification eligibility is stipulated by the Ohio Division of EMS.

Belmont College offers the Paramedic Transitional Nursing curriculum in which a Certified Paramedic can enter the second level of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Following the Paramedic Transitional Nursing term, the Certified Paramedic can pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing and become eligible to take NCLEX-RN.

Other organizations offer the following additional certifications:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Provider
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Pediatric

 

Paramedic Program Student Success Data

Paramedic Program Retention Rates: 83.3%
1st Attempt Pass Rates: 40.00%
Overall Pass Rates: 40.00%
Job Placement Rate: 40.00%

Paramedic Program Retention Rates: 69.2%
1st Attempt Pass Rates: 44.4%
Overall Pass Rates: 55.6%
Job Placement Rate: 55.6%

No graduates in the 2020 reporting year.

Paramedic Program Retention Rates: 51.1%
1st Attempt Pass Rates: 75%
Overall Pass Rates: 100%
Job Placement Rate: 100%

The program is currently under consent agreement with the Ohio State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services.  For more information contact the Director EMS/Fire at 740-699-3866.

All initial EMS certification courses require passing the NREMT/State written and practical exams in order to obtain an Ohio certificate to practice EMS.

CAAHEP Accreditation

The Belmont 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
727-210-2350
To contact CoAEMSP:
214-703-8445

 

Ohio Requirements for Practice

  1. Submit a completed application for admission to Belmont College. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the EMS program.
  2. You must be 18 years of age and out of high school to attend any EMS course and to be certified.
  3. You will be considered for admission to the program when the EMS/Fire Coordinator or Admissions Office receives the following:
    • Placement test scores (Student scores are evaluated.)
    • High school transcript or GED test scores
    • Copy of valid Driver’s License
    • EMR and EMT students – Copies of ICS/NIMS 100, 100a, or 100b and 700, or 700a submitted during course.
    • Medical clearance/physical form and background checks must be on file prior to student entering clinical or field internships
    • Advanced and Paramedic students only – Program pre-test scores (75% or higher)
    • Advanced and Paramedic students only – Interview with program coordinator
    • Advanced and Paramedic students only – Copy of valid Ohio EMT certification or Ohio Advanced EMT (AEMT) certification
    • Advanced and Paramedic students only – Copy of NREMT certification if applicable
    • Advanced and Paramedic students only – Copy of current AHA Health Care provider CPR certification
    • Advanced and Paramedic students only – Copies of ICS/NIMS 100, 100a, or 100b and 700, or 700a.
    • Paramedic students only – Completion of BIO 2110, Anatomy & Physiology, or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better
  1. Current valid Ohio Basic EMT or AEMT certification maintained
  2. BLS Healthcare Provider Card current
  3. ACLS Course completion
  4. PALS Course completion
  5. ITLS Course completion
  6. PEDS ITLS Course completion
  7. ICS/NIMS Course certificates
  8. All credentials on file in the student’s records
  9. All clinical and field internship hours and skills and competencies completed, documented, and submitted before taking the written and practical certification examinations
  10. Successful completion of all coursework, to include cognitive, psychomotor and affective work as required by College standards
  11. Passing score on the comprehensive program final examinations in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective categories.  See cut scores in the gradebook.

Students must successfully complete each course in the paramedic program sequence (EMT 2010, 2021, 2025, 2110, 2111, 2115, 2120, 2125, 2130, 2135, 2140, 2145, 2150, 2160, and 2250) in a single cycle.  Unsuccessful students are required to resubmit entrance requirements and begin the sequence again starting with EMT 2010.

  1. Current valid Ohio Basic EMT certification maintained
  2. BLS Healthcare Provider Card current
  3. PEARS Course completion
  4. ICS/NIMS Course certificates
  5. All credentials on file in the Records Office
  6. All clinical and field internship hours and skills and competencies completed, documented, and submitted before taking the written and practical certification examinations
  7. Successful completion of all coursework, as required by College standards
  8. Passing score on the course final examination.  See cut scores in the course grade book.

You must successfully complete the AEMT course in a single cycle with a grade of “C” or better. If unsuccessful, you must resubmit entrance requirements and retake the entire course.   

  1. BLS Healthcare Provider Card current
  2. ICS/NIMS Course certificates
  3. All credentials on file in the Records Office
  4. All clinical and field internship hours and skills and competencies completed, documented, and submitted before taking the written and practical certification examinations
  5. Successful completion of all coursework, as required by College standards
  6. Passing score on the course final examination prior to being eligible for practical skills examination

You must successfully complete the EMT course in a single cycle with a grade of “C” or better. If unsuccessful, you must resubmit entrance requirements and retake the entire course.   

  1. BLS Healthcare Provider Card current
  2. ICS/NIMS Course certificates
  3. All College requirements on file in the Records Office
  4. All laboratory hours and skills and competencies completed, documented, and submitted before taking the written certification examination
  5. Passing score on the course final examination prior to being eligible for practical skills examination
  6. Successful completion of all coursework, as required by College standards

You must successfully complete the EMR course in a single cycle with a grade of “C” or better. If unsuccessful, you must resubmit entrance requirements and retake the entire course.   

2+2 Transfer Options

Belmont College has a transfer agreement with Bowling Green State University.

Questions?

Ailsa R. Vogelsang, MAEd., NRP
Director of EMS/Fire Programs
740.699.3866 tel
avogelsang@belmontcollege.edu