• Paramedic Science Program - Curriculum - Associates Degree

    The Program for Pre-hospital Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center is a two-year course of study, leading to an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Hudson County Community College. Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for paramedic instruction and the academic requirements of Hudson County Community College, this program is designed to provide the student with the cognitive and psychomotor skills that are essential in performing the duties of an EMT-P. The JCMC/HCCC program offers a broad-based and comprehensive educational experience in some of the best clinical settings in the Northeast. The course is composed of formal classroom instruction, a variety of clinical rotations, and a comprehensive field internship. The JCMC/HCCC EMT-P program, because of its academic setting, demands student commitment, excellent instruction, and dedication to life-long learning. For these reasons, the EMT-P course incorporates a variety of teaching methods – including lecture, small group activities, student teaching sessions, and skills laboratories. Students are encouraged and supported by their instructors to take responsibility for their learning, and to develop a knowledge base that will make them leaders in the Emergency Medical Services field.

    The total number of General Education and Science courses equals 33 credits. Prior to the first Paramedic course, students must complete the HOBET Exam and 17 credits of college education, which includes BIO 111 MAT 102, ENG 101, and PSY 101. In addition, it is expected that students complete College Student Success within their first year of enrollment.

        Credits Prerequisite Co-requisite
    FIRST SEMESTER        
    BIO 111 Anatomy & Physiology I 4    
    ENG 101 College Composition I 3    
    CSS 100 College Student Success 1    
    MAT 102 Mathematics for the Health Sciences 3    
    CSC 100 Intro to Computers & Computing 3    
    Total   14    
    SECOND SEMESTER        
    BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 BIO 111  
    PSY 101 Intro to Psychology 3    
    ENG 112 Speech 3 ENG 101  
    ENG 102 College Composition II 3 ENG 101  
    Total   13    
    THIRD SEMESTER        
    *** *** Multicultural Elective 3    
    EMT 101 Intro to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care 3 BIO 111, MAT 102; EMT 110, EMT 120
          ENG 101, PSY 101  
    EMT 110 Pre-Hospital Medical Emergencies 4   EMT 101, 120
    EMT 120 Pharmacological Intervention 4 EMT 101, 110  
    Total   14    
    FOURTH SEMESTER        
    ART *** Fine Arts Elective 3    
    EMT 220 Emergency Cardiac Care 5 BIO 211, EMT 101,110,120 EMT 230
    EMT 230 Special Populations in Pre-Hospital Care 4 EMT 101, 110, 120 EMT 220
    Total   12    
    FIFTH 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 240, 250
    EMT 250 Field Internship 5 EMT 220, 230 EMT 240, 245
    Total   10    
    TOTAL CREDITS   63    
  • Contact Information

    Dr. Sheila Dynan
    Director, Health Related Programs
    (201) 360-4284
    sdynan@hccc.edu

    Dr. Mario Pozo
    Affiliate Faculty, EMS Coordinator and Director of Pre-Hospital Medicine Program
    (201) 547-6126
    mpozo@hccc.edu

    Catherine Sirangelo-Elbadawy, Associate Dean
    Nursing and Health Sciences Division
    870 Bergen Ave.
    F Building
    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    (201) 360-4267