Program Overview

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The Paramedic Technology associate degree from New England Institute of Technology will prepare you for a rewarding and in-demand career in emergency medicine. A mix of classroom and hands-on learning builds the skills needed for entry-level opportunities caring for patients in rescue vehicles, emergency rooms, and other healthcare settings.

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Full Description

The Associate in Science degree in Paramedic Technology provides entry-level opportunities for students to pursue a career as pre-hospital care providers. EMTs and Paramedics work in emergency medicine’s fast-paced world in rescue vehicles, emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare facilities.

Paramedics provide for the patients’ needs and are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. They educate people to take proactive measures to ensure they live a healthier life.

The goal of the EMT and paramedic program is “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.”

This paramedic training program prepares licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) professionals to provide care for diverse populations within the community. For this, students need to acquire paramedic knowledge, clinical skills, highly-developed communication, and clinical reasoning and judgment skills.

Students without an EMT license can prepare for the license in a separate preliminary term and pass the licensure exam by the third term of the Paramedic Technology program.

Throughout the program curriculum, students engage in clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning.

Students that graduate from the NEIT Associate in Science  in Paramedic Technology program are ready to work in a wide variety of emergency settings, as well as hospitals, home health care, long-term care, healthcare clinics, public health, and outpatient care, and are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician paramedic level exam.

ACCREDITATION STATUS

The New England Institute of Technology Paramedic Technology program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status. It is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX: (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

In accordance with the 2019 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the New England Institute of Technology hereby discloses only that the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as Paramedics in the State of Rhode Island. The applicable licensing board in Rhode Island may impose additional requirements on candidates before granting a license; we encourage you to investigate those requirements. NEIT has not determined whether the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in any other states or territories, and we encourage you to investigate the requirements in your state or territory before accepting an offer of admission at NEIT.

Potential Career Opportunities

Once you acquire your Paramedic Technology associate degree and get your paramedic certificate, you can join other EMTs out in the field to help provide emergency medical services. In the United States, EMTs respond to 911 calls and provide advanced life support during medical emergencies. Here are some of the career opportunities for graduates of our Paramedic Technology program.

You can find employment with an ambulance company, firefighters’ unit, hospital, clinic, corporate entity, and in public health, among other industry avenues. Since the EMT and paramedic job is so crucial, there are many opportunities for graduates of the Paramedic Technology program to find employment everywhere across the United States.


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Missions, Goals, and Outcomes

Program Mission

The New England Institute of Technology Paramedic Technology program seeks to prepare paramedics at the associate level to practice today’s complex and highly technological healthcare system. The program’s mission is to prepare students as  professionals whose practice reflects evidence-based, ethical, and articulate membership in the paramedic profession.

Program Goals

The goal of the Paramedic Technology (PAR) program is “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.”

  1. The Paramedic Technology program will prepare students to sit for the national certification examination.
  2. The Paramedic Technology program will endeavor to instill in the student a sense of commitment to the Paramedic profession’s core values and ethics.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from the Paramedic Technology program will be able to:

  1. Use their paramedic education to provide safe, culturally competent, and patient-centered care across the lifespan.
  2. Communicate effectively with diverse patients, families, support systems, and the allied health team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  3. Apply evidence-based, clinical judgments to deliver safe, quality paramedic care.
  4. Demonstrate caring and ethical interventions that incorporate patient and family advocacy.
  5. Collaborate with members of the allied health team to optimize patient outcomes.
  6. Utilize patient care technologies and information management systems to support safe processes of care across the healthcare continuum.
  7. Demonstrate professional accountability and commitment to standards of professional practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks.
  8. Integrate leadership principles to advocate for safe, quality outcomes of patient care across the healthcare continuum.

Courses Offered

The Paramedic Technology program covers all the knowledge and skills EMT and paramedic students need in their careers. This includes conducting life support procedures, cardiac life support, and provide various other means of medical assistance and emergency care as part of an ambulance company or team of first responders. Students of our paramedic program study the following courses as part of their paramedic studies:

  • Basic EMT
  • Introduction to Advanced Pre-Hospital Care
  • Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Pre-Hospital Care
  • Patient Assessment and Human Systems
  • Trauma Management
  • OB/Pediatrics
  • Comprehensive Anatomy and Physiology
  • Healthcare Communications (online)

For the latest listing of courses offered, please review our University Catalog here.