Curriculum - Certificate Option

To be eligible for the Certificate Program, a student must have earned a prior Bachelors Degree (or higher), and must be sponsored by the JCMC. A maximum of 15 college credits can be transferred into this program. The program consists of 17 credits in general education and basic sciences at Hudson County Community College and 30 credits in the professional component of Paramedic Science at JCMC.

Credits Prerequisite Corequisite
PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
BIO 111 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Students with college degrees may apply for (up to) 15 transfer credits. Science courses may not exceed five years from the time of completion to program admission. Courses descriptions must be equal to those of HCCC. A letter grade of C or better must be achieved.
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology 3
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
MAT 102 Mathematics for the Health Sciences 3
Total 13
FIRST SEMESTER
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 BIO 111
EMT 101 Intro to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care 3 BIO III, ENG 101
EMT 110 Pre-Hospital Medical Emergencies 4 Program Admission
EMT 120 Pharmacological Intervention 4 Program Admission
Total 15
SECOND SEMESTER
EMT 220 Emergency Cardiac Care 5 EMT 101, 110, 120 EMT 230
EMT 230 Special Populations in Pre-Hosp Care 4 EMT 101, 110, 120 EMT 220
Total 9
THIRD SEMESTER
EMT 240 Pre-Hospital Shock/Trauma Mgmt. 3 EMT 220, 230 EMT 245, 250
EMT 245 Pre-Hospital Special Operations 2 EMT 220, 230 EMT 250, 250
EMT 250 Field Internship 5 EMT 220, 230 EMT 240, 245
Total 10
FIFTH SEMESTER
3 EMT 220, 230 EMT 245, 250
2 EMT 220, 230 EMT 240, 250
5 EMT 220, 230 EMT 240, 245
Total 10
TOTAL CREDITS 47

The Program for Pre-Hospital Medicine curriculum also includes instruction in the following specialty courses geared towards creating well-trained, well-rounded paramedics:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
  • HAZMAT EMS Operations & CBRNE Operations

Upon successful completion of their course of studies, all JCMC/HCCC paramedic candidates are expected to challenge the National Registry examination for Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics. A passing score on this examination will lead to certification as a paramedic by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.