North Central State College / 

Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium

Paramedic Course

Fall 2020

Paramedic Course - Available as a Web Assisted-Hybrid* or Classroom Course

  • Begins: August 24, 2020         Ends: June 25, 2021

  • Mon/Wed in classroom  6:00pm to 9:30pm

  • Tuesday / Thursday / Friday  - online assignments

  • Click here for syllabus (Not yet posted)

 

*The web-assisted-hybrid course requires physical attendance in the classroom to complete lab and practical skills,as well as some components of Pharmacology and Cardiology, all Module Exams, and the Final exam.

*Students are required to complete clinical time at a department or agency that has an affiliation agreement with the program. These agencies are generally  located within a 60-mile radius of the program campus. 

-ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY PRE-REQUISITE

Students must complete an Anatomy and Physiology course as a prerequisite for admission into the Paramedic program.  Students who have already completed the course should submit transcript showing a grade "C" or above. Students who have not already completed an A&P course may enroll in the COEMST program. Our program consists of 45 hours of video content. Students are required to complete worksheets and other assignments.

The course will be held online from July 27, 2020 through August 21, 2020.

Paramedic

 

The paramedic is the highest level of pre-hospital emergency care. Providers at this level are able to perform advanced life support for the medical and trauma patient. Some procedures performed at this level include; IV therapy, medication administration, cardiac monitoring/defibrillation/interpretation, surgical airway techniques and many other advanced interventions. 

Prerequisite; EMT or Advanced EMT. Anatomy & Physiology. BLS CPR.  Advanced placement is not available.

This course is a minimum of 900 hours in length with an average of 1500 hours.

Central Ohio EMS Training is part of a consortium called North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium, which is specific to training for Paramedic

 students only.

 

 Students may enroll through North Central State College or through Central Ohio EMS Training. 

 

 Paramedic Program students (graduates) accepted to North Central State College will receive a maximum of 30 transfer credits for the successful completion of their  Paramedic Certificate deemed comparable (based on current course description information, course requirements, and agreement by the representatives of the  respective programs) to current North Central State College courses. North Central State College partners with the Central Ohio EMS Training Center to provide this

 medical certification. This certificate can be applied towards a Health Services Technology Associate Degree.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR PARAMEDICS

 

Stu​dents may enroll directly into North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium (Central Ohio EMS Training) or they may enroll through North Central State College. North Central State College partners with Central Ohio EMS Training to provide this medical certification. This certificate can be applied towards a Health Services Technology Associate Degree at North Central State College. All students, whether enrolled through NC State or enrolled through North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium (Central Ohio EMS Training) will attend the same program and must meet the same requirements for written pre-test, insurance, immunizations, textbooks, and supplies, and course requirements. The curriculum and dates and times of attendance are all the same.

Enrolling through North Central State College

 

Students enrolling through NC State College, should follow the steps below. You will be required to apply through NC State and will be responsible to them for financial arrangements.

This website will allow you to begin the enrollment process through NC State College.

 1. https://www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/admissions/enrollment-      steps

 2. Apply for Admission at www.ncstatecollege.edu/apply 

 3. Create a personalized account, then click on “start 

     application” to complete the application. 

 4. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions at

    419-755-4761.

 5.Students must apply to NC State and submit and application

    to Central Ohio EMS Training. Download and print the

    Program application. 

    Click here for application.

 6. Scan and email or mail completed application with a copy of

     your EMT or Advanced EMT level certification, drivers

    license, BLS CPR card, and A&P transcript. 

Enrolling through North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium

(Central Ohio EMS Training)

 

1.Download and print the Program application. 

 2. Scan and email or mail completed application with a copy 

    of your EMT or  Advanced EMT level certification, drivers

    license, BLS CPR card, and A&P  transcript. 

 3. Include with application your payment of the $150.00 non-

     refundable application fee.

​ 4. CLASSROOM Course tuition is $6500.00

     The registration fee is $150.00. Additionally, a down

     payment of $2500.00 is required upon acceptance

     into the program. Students may not attend class if down

     payment has not been paid.

  • Our payment plan for the classroom version is as follows:

  • After the $150.00 application fee and the $2500.00 down payment has been paid, the balance of $3850.00 may be paid in 4 monthly payments of $962.50 beginning in September and ending in December.

​ 5. WEB-ASSISTED Course Tuition is $7500.00

      A $150.00 prepayment/registration fee (non-refundable) is

      required upon registration to hold a place in the class. This

      registration fee is applied to the total tuition.The remaining

      balance of $7350.00 must be made prior to the 

     class start, unless student is being sponsored by a

     department.

Anatomy & Physiology

Students must complete an anatomy and physiology course as a prerequisite for admission into the Paramedic program.  Students who have already completed the course should submit transcript  showing a grade "C" or above.Students who have not already completed an A&P course may enroll in the COEMST program. 

The cost is $450.00

Next Steps For All Paramedic Students

1. Written Pre-Entrance Test: Applicants are required to take a pre-entrance exam. Students who have passed the NREMT computer based exam within one year of the start date of the program are not required to take a pre-test. Contact Angie Hoptry, Program Director, for pre-test dates.

 

After acceptance in to the program:

 

 2. Submit documentation of the following;

  - Personal professional liability insurance-  $1,000,000 each claim, up to $3,000,000 aggregate professional liability coverage

  - Non-Dot drug screen (10-Panel) (less than 6 months old) 

  - BCI

  - Physical exam and all associated immunizations or titers. 

   Click here for physical /immunizations form

 

 3. Purchase all required books/supplies for the program. 

     - Textbook and online LMS package  (25% discount applied)

​      - Platinum EMS Testing $97.50

      - Required shirts  $60.00 plus tax

      - ECG and ACLS texts are provided for you.

 

**Students who are being sponsored by a department/agency and NC State Students are not required to pay up front fees.

Books and Supplies:

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets Eighth Edition PREMIER PACKAGE ISBN: 9781284137279

 Use Promotion Code 20PSG15 to save 15%

​ To order the Paramedic Package for Textbook and Online Learning Management Program:

 Go to this site: 

 Textbook Package 

You MUST have the PACKAGE not just the text. If you choose to purchase someplace other than the Jones&Bartlett site, you must use the correct ISBN.

 

​Other Supplies:

 

Laptop that is internet capable and that may be used in the classroom.

Internet access and email is required.

Microsoft office ( Must have PPT and Word)

Highlighters / Pens / Pencils

1 box of gloves (latex free)

Stethoscope

Safety Glasses (Click link for example)

Central Ohio EMS Training polo (white)

Central Ohio EMS Training polo (blue)

 (You will sign up for the polos on the first day of class)

ECG Book, and ACLS book are provided for you as e-books. If you prefer to have physical textbooks, you may order them. 

 

RECOMMENDED:

 

  A*L*S Paramedic Study Helper - Study Software from Knightlite by Knightlite Software (CD-ROM)

Accreditation

Classroom Course

  • Students meet in class on Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm.

  • Online learning is assigned each week.

*Students enrolled through NCSC or using VA funds, must enroll in the classroom version.

Web-Assisted/Hybrid Course

The program runs synchronously with the scheduled classroom program. All assignments and deadlines are the same.

In this program students complete coursework online and are not required to attend most course lectures. 

Students are required to attend all of pharmacology and cardiology.

Physical attendance in the classroom is required to complete lab / practical skills, some module exams and the final exam.

Attendance is on Monday or Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.

 

Paramedic Course FAQ

Why Choose COEMST?


We do things differently than the other training programs that cannot provide the same level of detailed attention we give our students. As a small company made up of dedicated professionals, EMS training is our main focus. Our Program Director is on-site and also available via email or phone.




What's the difference between the Classroom Course and the Web-Assisted/Hybrid Course?


Classroom students attend in-class lectures as well as labs and testing. Web-Assisted/Hybrid students are only required to attend labs and testing dates. Paramedic students in the Web-Assisted/Hybris program are required to attend all of Pharmacology and cardiology. All students use the same online learning materials, have the same assignments, and follow the same timelines.




When are courses offered?


COEMST offers one paramedic program per year. The course runs from August through June.




What is Platinum EMS Testing


Platinum EMS Testing is an online testing program used by COEMST to administer validated exams. It is used by COEMST for high stakes exams including module exams and the final exam. It is also an excellent resource and study tool to help students prepare for the NREMT exam. Students must purchase access to Platinum EMS Testing. Click here for Student User Guide. Click here for Student Manual.




What supplies are required?


- Stethoscope

- Safety Glasses (Click link for example)

- 1 box of gloves (latex free)

- Highlighters / Pens / Pencils

- Laptop with email and internet access

- Microsoft Office with at least Word and Power Point

- Central Ohio EMS Training Polos (You will sign up for the polos on the first day of class)




Are there any payment plans?


CLASSROOM Course tuition is $6500.00 The registration fee is $150.00. Additionally, a down payment of $2500.00 is required upon acceptance into the program. Students may not attend class if down payment has not been paid. Our payment plan for the classroom version is as follows: After the $150.00 application fee and the $2500.00 down payment has been paid, the balance of $3850.00 may be paid in 4 monthly payments of $962.50 beginning in September and ending in December. You can bring your payment to your first class in the form of credit/debit card, cash, check or money order. Additionally, PayPal Credit is an option for students who would like to finance their tuition. If an organization has agreed to pay your tuition, we can also invoice the organization directly. Students who enroll through NC State College may qualify for financial aid.




What is the dress code /uniform policy?


Healthcare professionals are commonly required to wear uniforms in the workplace, so we require our students to follow a specific dress code.

- Central Ohio EMS Training polo (white)

- Central Ohio EMS Training polo (blue)

You will sign up for the polos on the first day of class

- Students are required to wear black or navy blue EMS or Dickie type pants, black belt, and black shoes or boots. You may purchase these anywhere you like. No scrubs or leggings.

- This uniform is not required until the second week of class.




What resources are included in the textbook package?


COEMST uses; Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets Includes Navigate 2 Premier Access, Eighth EditionISBN: 9781284137279 25% discount applied *COEMST has no control over the publisher prices and they are subject to change. This format utilizes an online system called NAVIGATE. Inside NAVIGATE both the classroom and the web-assisted/hybrid students will access all assignments, quizzes, workbook, videos, PPT's skill sheets, etc. Also included is an E-Book and an Audio book.




What is our pass rate, attrition rate and employment rate for the Paramedic level?


North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium Stats: 2015-2016 Cohort-6 students All students completed the program. Attrition rate 0% First attempt pass rate 100%. Overall pass rate 100%. 100% of graduates were positively employed upon graduation. 2016-2017 Cohort-16 students 4 students did not complete the program. Attrition rate 25 % 12 students took the NREMT. 8 students passed on the first attempt 3 students passed on second attempt 1 student did not retest. First attempt pass rate 75%. Overall pass rate 92%. 100% of graduates were positively employed upon graduation.




What are the clinical requirements?


Clinical expectations are competency based and require a minimum of 400 hours. This will include a minimum of 150 hours in the hospital setting and 250 hours in the field setting, including a Capstone Event of 25 hours. Students will be required to complete a specific number of field and/or clinical hours per module. All scheduling is coordinated through the clinical coordinator




What about Anatomy & Physiology?


Students must complete an Anatomy and Physiology course as a prerequisite for admission into the Paramedic program. Students who have already completed the course should submit transcript showing a grade "C" or above.Students who have not already completed an A&P course may enroll in the COEMST program. Our program consists of 45 hours of content via videos. Students are required to complete worksheets and other assignments. The cost is $450.00 and must be made prior to beginning the A&P course.




What if I have a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or a violation of any narcotics or controlled substance law?


Potential Applicants with Criminal Convictions

Individuals with a criminal record who are interested in obtaining an EMS or fire certification may inquire whether their criminal record disqualifies them from obtaining a certification. If you would like to make a request, you must submit your request in writing, provide details of the criminal conviction(s), and pay a fee of $25. Acceptable forms of payment are either check or money order made payable to the Ohio Treasurer of State.

Details of the criminal conviction include:

the court where the conviction occurred,

criminal case number,

statute or ordinance violated,

offense name,

offense date,

conviction date, and

the facts underlying the conviction.

Certified court journal entries showing the indictment, criminal conviction, and sentencing, as well as the police report related to offense, must be provided to the Division of EMS. Failure to provide these records may result in a delay in processing your request.

For EMS certification, the Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services Board may deny any application for any conviction of, plea of guilty to, a judicial finding of guilt for, or a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment and/or intervention in lieu of conviction for: any felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or a violation of any narcotics or controlled substance law.

Click here for Ohio Div of EMS website page with information specific to this issue.




What are the prerequisites to enrolling in the Paramedic course?


Students must meet the following requirements: - EMT or AEMT - A&P - No felonies or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude - No violation of any federal, state, county, or municipal narcotics or controlled substance law - Pass background check - Pass drug screen - Valid DL or state ID




Who is not eligible to enroll in the web-assisted/hybrid course?


Student's enrolled through North Central State College or the VA are not eligible to enroll in the web-assisted/hybrid course and must enroll in the classroom course.




What costs are not inlcuded in the tuition?


Tuition does not include; Textbook package - Textbook fees vary according to publisher prices. Students are responsible to obtain the required textbook package by the first day of class. Classroom Polo - $30.00 Clinical Polo - $30.00 Platinum EMS Testing fee NREMT exam fee $110.00 Immunizations / Titers BCI Drug Screen




What if another agency is paying for my course?


If your course is being paid for by an EMS/Fire agency, WIOA, etc, you do not have to submit the application fee as it is included in the tuition that is billed to your agency. It's important for student's to know specifically what expenses their agency will pay for.




Is COEMST approved to accept WIOA?


Yes, COEMST is an approved provider for the WIOA program. Student's enrolled through WIOA are not eligible to enroll in the web-assisted/hybrid course and must enroll in the classroom course.




Can I purchase the textbooks elsewhere or buy them used?


Yes you can purchase the textbook somewhwere else or buy it used, however, it is VERY IMPORTANT to make sure you are using the correct ISBN. This is a package that inlcudes Navigate 2 Premier Access. If you purchase just the textbook, you will still need to purchase the digital access.




Do I have to have a physical textbook?


No. The JB learning Navigate 2 Premier Access unlocks a complete eBook and audio book.





North Central State College /Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium is nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 educational programs in twenty-three (23) health science occupations.

 

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312

Rowlett, TX 75088

214‐703‐8445

FAX 214‐703‐8992

www.coaemsp.org"

 

​ North Central State College is also accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Central Ohio EMS Training is also accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS.

 

North Central State College / Central Ohio EMS Training Consortium Stats: 

2015-2016 Cohort

All students completed the program. Attrition rate 0 %

First attempt pass rate 100%. Overall pass rate 100%. 

100% of graduates were positively employed upon graduation.

2016-2017 Cohort-16

4 students did not complete the program. Attrition rate 25 %

12 students took the NREMT.

8 students passed on the first attempt

3 students passed on second attempt

1 student did not retest.

First attempt pass rate 75%. Overall pass rate 92%. 

100% of graduates were positively employed upon graduation.

2017-2018 Cohort 6

4 students completed the program

First attempt pass rate 100%. Overall pass rate 100%. 

100% of graduates were positively employed upon graduation.

2018-2019 Cohort -13

3 students did not complete the program. Attrition Rate 23%

8 students took the NREMT

6 students passed on first attempt.75% pass rate

1 student passed on second attempt.

1 student has not retested.

First attempt pass rate 75%. Overall pass rate 88%. 

100% of graduates were positively employed upon graduation.

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