The Paramedic is an emergency medical professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is the link from the scene into the health care system.
To successfully complete the Paramedic Program and establish eligibility for the licensure examination, students must:
• Meet all course and skill requirements as outlined in the student handbook
• Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0
• Discharge all financial obligations to Motlow State Community College
• Not be under investigation or subject to disciplinary action for violation of program or college rules, regulations, or policies
* Licensure as a Paramedic in Tennessee reflects equivalency of the MSCC Paramedic Technical Certificate.
The following is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule. See your advisor to create a degree plan.
GPS (Graduation Planning System), along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning. Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the GPS audit, which is accessible through MyMotlow.