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    • Paramedic Science Program - Curriculum - Certificate Option

      To be eligible for the Certificate Program, a student must have earned a prior Bachelor’s 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 Co-requisite
      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    
      EMT 220 Emergency Cardiac Care 5 EMT 101, 110, 120 EMT 230
      EMT 230 Special Populations in Pre-Hospital 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    
      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.

    • Contact Information

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

      (201) 360-4267