This program is designed 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. Successful completion of the requirements for Paramedic (EM3) will enable the student to take the National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Exam, and, if successful, to apply for an Alabama Paramedic license. The length of the program is five semesters. The curriculum provides a strong educational background in the area of anatomy and physiology and emergency pre-hospital care. These disciplines are combined with English, humanities, social science, and other general study courses that help the graduate to work effectively in the field with a variety of people, including patients, physicians, and nursing personnel, as well as other allied professionals.
Alabama College System Health Science Programs Essential Functions (PDF)
This program is designed to provide the training necessary for successful completion of the requirements for Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P), to enable the student to take the National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Exam, and, if successful, to obtain an Alabama license. The length of the program is four semesters.
Most job openings will occur because of this occupation's substantial replacement needs. Employment of EMT's is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations for the next several years. Driving the growth will be an expanding population. Also, the number of older people, who are more likely to need emergency services is increasing rapidly. Another driving force is a shortage of EMTs/Paramedics as the first generation of providers are retiring. Competition for jobs will be keen in fire, police and rescue departments because of attractive pay and benefits and good job security.
Applicants must be 18 years old and complete all general college application requirements. Applicants must comply with the Essential Functions of the program and provide a current (within the last 6 months) physical exam including up-to-date immunizations. Upon entry into the program the student must provide verification of current health insurance. Applicants must adhere to the Alabama Department of Public Health Administrative Code, Chapter 420-2-1. For additional requirement details, please review the admissions requirements located in the course catalog.
In compliance with Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation standard, we are providing the following information pertaining to the achievements of the student/graduates of the Bevill State Community College Paramedic Program. Listed below are the 2020 results of our program¹s outcomes.
These have been reported to the Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) Annual Report.
National Registry Written: Percent of Grads Passing: 69.2%
Retention: Percent Retention: 72.2%
Positive Job Placement: Percent of Grads Positive Job Placement: 100%