Paramedic

Classes

What is a Paramedic?

A paramedic is the highest trained level of pre-hospital care. Paramedics have the training to administer ECGs, start IVs, administer medications, as well as utilizing advanced airway devices. The paramedic has a high level of training in patient assessment and determining treatment modalities.

American/Backus Paramedic Program Consortium

The Paramedic program is an intense learning experience to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

To apply for the Paramedic Program please fill out the Paramedic Program Application and Reference Forms. Then submit the application and forms to us.

 

We are an accredited paramedic program in Eastern Connecticut located at American Professional Educational Service and we have a sponsored consortium with William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. The next cohort is scheduled to begin on August 15th, 2022 and the didactic classroom portion runs every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1800-2200 through August 10th, 2023. Clinical is run concurrently beginning a few months into the cohort. Tuition for the 2022 class is $11,500. This cost covers everything except for the book bundle. Included are: uniforms, laptop, liability insurance, clinical fees, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, AMLS, and NAEMT membership. The book bundle is around $900.00. We are continuing our early bird promotion for anyone who applies, is accepted, and commits to the program ($1,000.00 or $1,500.00 down payment depending on payment option) by June 30th, 2022 will have their books paid for by the program. There are payment plan options that our student service representative would work out with you and there are a few external scholarships available. We also accept VA benefits.

PREREQUISITES

Advanced Placement Policy: The Paramedic Program does not allow advanced placement.

NREMT Written & Practical
Class Graduation Years 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020* 2020-2021* 7 Year Average
# of Students Starting Program 6 12 12 6 6 6 10 8
# of Graduates 6 8 10 6 4 4 2 6
# of Graduates have taken NREMT Exam 6 8 10 6 4 4 2 6
1st Attempt Pass – Written 6 8 10 5 4 3 2 5
Subsequent Attempt Pass – Written       1        
Total Written Pass % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 75% 100% 100%
1st Attempt Pass – Practical 6 8 9 4 3 3 2 5
Subsequent Attempt Pass – Practical     1 2       2
Total Pass % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 75% 100% 96.43%

* Each class starts in September and is 12 – 18 months long.

Paramedic Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic 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 2018.

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 90%. 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 83.3%.

Retention & Attrition Data
Class Graduation Years 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 7 Year Average
Attrition 0 4 2 0 2 1 1 1
% Attrition 0.00% 33.33% 16.67% 0.00% 33.33% 14.29% 10.00% 15.37%
% Retention 100.00% 66.67% 83.33% 100.00% 66.67% 85.71% 90.00% 84.63%

*Each class starts in September and is 12-18 months long.

Positive Placement

 

Class Graduation Years 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 7 Year Average
# of Certified Graduates Employed in EMS 6 8 9 6 3 3 2 5
Positive Placement Rate 100% 100% 100.00% 100.00% 75% 75% 100% 92.86%

*One graduate working as RN

The American/Backus Paramedic Program Consortium 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).

To contact CAAHEP:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(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

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