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Intensive Care Paramedic Technician Department Overview


Grow in Your Field and Help Others
As the most highly trained pre-hospital emergency care provider in the EMS field, the paramedic accepts the challenging responsibility for patient care. A willingness to accept this challenge and direct others to carry out treatment plans is the first step in becoming a paramedic. Paramedicine is a relatively young field with a wide range of employment opportunities, including ambulance services, fire departments, police departments, hospitals, helicopter services, and educational institutions.  The Paramedic Program at South Central College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP  8301 Lakeview Parkway  Suite 111-312  Rowlett, TX 75088  214-703-8445  fax 214-703-8992).

Achievement Results

  • Percent of Graduates Passing National Registry Written Exam  (Average 2015-2013): 90%
  • Percent of Graduates Passing National Registry Practical Exam  (Average 2015-2013): 100%
  • Percent Retention (Average 2015-2013): 84%
  • Percent of Grads Positive Placement (Average 2015-2013): 88%

Core Competencies

  1. Conduct assessment to determine differential diagnosis, and provide treatment for patients in pre-hospital/hospital settings
  2. Demonstrate technical competence in performing paramedic skills.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills in interaction with patients, families, and other healthcare team members.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to adapt, anticipate, and accommodate changing circumstance.
  5. Demonstrate environmental and cultural understanding in delivery of paramedic care.
  6. Measure and evaluate personal performance of paramedic responsibilities.

Department Faculty

Lisa Matzke,   Laurie Oelslager