Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate
Paramedics provide advanced pre-hospital emergency care under medical command authority to acutely ill or injured patients and transport patients by ambulance or other appropriate emergency vehicles. Delaware Tech’s 51-credit certificate program prepares you to recognize, assess, and manage a medical or trauma emergency, record and communicate pertinent data to a designated medical command authority, and direct and coordinate the transport of a patient. Enrollment in the Paramedic Certificate is limited to pre-approved candidates from the Delaware State Police Aviation Section or a County Advanced Life Support Service.
Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of each location's competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.
This program is offered at the Dover Campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- Flight Paramedic
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries ranging from $35,000-$40,000
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Perform all psychomotor Paramedic skills in the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards consistent with acceptable practice for an entry level paramedic.
- Conduct complete, accurate and timely patient assessments to include history and physical exam, and communicate findings.
- Interpret assessment findings in order to accurately identify a differential diagnosis and integrate pathophysiologic principles and legal responsibilities to formulate a treatment plan.
- Effectively perform the role of Team Leader to include: timely decision making, effective resource utilization, implementing appropriate plan of action for a given situation, adapting the plan to changing conditions change and communicate.
- Assess a scene or situation in order to identify threats to operating safely.
- Apply communication and ethical decision making skills required for an entry-level paramedic.
- Exhibit professional affective behavior.
- Function effectively as an entry level paramedic in the pre-hospital working environment in the roles of Team Leader and Team Member.