• 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
    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-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

    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