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Paramedic, Certificate of Completion

Requirements

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills and abilities to advance in their careers.

Total Program Credits: 31

Matriculation Requirements:
  1.  Complete Anatomy and Physiology (transfer credit accepted) with a grade of C or higher: ZOOL 1090 (requires BIOL 1010 as a pre-req) or ZOOL 2320 and 2420 with labs (requires BIOL 1610 and CHEM 1110 as pre-req).
  2. Meet the English requirement: Completion of ENGH 1000 with C- grade or higher, or placement into ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 or higher with valid test scores, (Completion of ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 highly recommended).
  3. Meet the Math requirement: Completion of MAT 0950 with a grade of C- or higher, or placement into MAT 1000 or higher valid test scores, (Completion of QL Requirement highly recommended).
  4. Possess a current Utah EMT certification (MUST REMAIN VALID THROUGH THE COURSE)
  5. Have current CPR certification.
  6. Successful completion of criminal background requirements (UVU and State of Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services).
  7. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  8. Have current vaccinations as required by Utah Bureau of EMS. (Additional vaccinations may be required for clinical site internships)
  9. Have current TB test results as required by Utah Bureau of EMS.
  10. Obtain a current physical examination supporting entrance into the Paramedic Program.
  11. Complete UVU paramedic application process, including written testing, oral interview, passing of background and drug screening \testing, and be accepted to the program.
Discipline Core Requirements: 31 Credits
  ESEC 3210 Paramedic I-Operations 3
  ESEC 3220 Paramedic II-Cardiac and Respiratory Patient Care 3
  ESEC 3225 Paramedic II Lab-Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies 1
  ESEC 3230 Paramedic III-Trauma Patient Care 3
  ESEC 3235 Paramedic III Lab-Trauma Emergencies 1
  ESEC 3240 Paramedic IV-Medical and Geriatric Patient Care  3
  ESEC 3245 Paramedic IV Lab-Medical Emergencies 1
  ESEC 3250 Paramedic V-Obstetric and Pediatric Patient Care  3
  ESEC 3255 Paramedic V Lab-Obstetric and Pediatric Emergencies  1
  ESEC 4210  Paramedic VI-Research  2
  ESEC 4220 Paramedic VII-Clinical Internship Hospital and Field Phase I and II  4
  ESEC 4230 Paramedic VIII-Practical Preparation and Testing  3
  ESEC 4240 Paramedic Capstone   3

Graduation Requirements:365体育直播投注

  1. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.) Upon completion of  the course requirements and recommendation from the Medical Director, Program Director and Utah Bureau of Emergency Services Course Coordinator, students are eligible to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic through the National Registry EMT and the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. 
  2. Completion of a minimum of 31 credits.
  3. Overall course GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  4. Residency hours -- Minimum of 10 credits required through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

365体育直播投注Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Upon successful acceptance into the Paramedic Program
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ESEC 3120 Paramedic I-Operations 3
ESEC 3220 Paramedic II-Cardiac and Respiratory Patient Care 3
ESEC 3225 Paramedic II Lab-Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies 1
ESEC 3230 Paramedic III-Trauma Patient Care 3
ESEC 3235 Paramedic III Lab-Trauma Emergencies 1
ESEC 3240 Paramedic IV-Medical and Geriatric Patient Care 3
ESEC 3245 Paramedic IV Lab-Medical Emergencies 1
ESEC 3250 Paramedic V-Obstetric and Pediatric Patient Care 3
ESEC 3255 Paramedic V Lab-Obstetric and Pediatric Emergencies 1
  Semester total: 17
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ESEC 4210 Paramedic VI-Research 2
ESEC 4220 Paramedic VII-Clinical Internship Hospital and Field Phase I and II 4
ESEC 4230 Paramedic VIII-Practical Preparation and Testing 3
ESEC 4240 Paramedic Capstone 3
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 31

Department

Name:

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Location:

ES 217

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801-863-7798

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emsa@ortocomercio.com 365体育直播投注

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Mission Statement

The Emergency Services Department at Utah Valley University prepares practicing and future emergency service professionals through a program that balances technical skills, critical and ethical thinking, leadership, and effective communication. The department's programs address multiple emergency service educational needs, from professional certifications to degrees.

Degree programs and individual courses are designed to meet both state and national professional requirements, including those established by the Utah Fire Services Certification Council, the Utah Labor Commission, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), the National Fire Academy (NFA), and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

 
 

Emergency Services

  • Institute for Emergency Services and Homeland Security: John Fisher
  • Office: ES 120
  • Telephone: 801-863-7732
  • Email:  john.fisher@ortocomercio.com

 

Advisors:

Web: ortocomercio.com/esa

 

 
 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

365体育直播投注Federal Emergency Management Agency

365体育直播投注State, County and Municipal Fire Departments

The United States Department of Defense

365体育直播投注State, County and Municipal Police Departments

365体育直播投注The United States Department of Homeland Security

State, County and Municipal Emergency Management Departments

365体育直播投注Federal Fire and Emergency Service Agencies

365体育直播投注Private Industries to include the Insurance Industry

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

365体育直播投注Public and Private Lose Preventions Positions

365体育直播投注 Employment Outlook

Profession365体育直播投注

Positions (Nationally)

Median Income

365体育直播投注Emergency Manager

10,500+*

$70,500*

365体育直播投注Law Enforcement

839,500+*

$61,600*

Fire and Rescue

344,700+*

$48,030*

Fire Inspectors and Investigators

15,000+*

$56,130*

*Current employment/salary statistics according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Class Scheduling

Emergency Services classes are scheduled to meet the needs of traditional students and firefighters working various shift assignments. During each semester, classes are offered during the day, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and online. For more information, call (801) 863-7798, or check our web page at ortocomercio.com/esa .

Program Requirements for Enrollment-Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy (RCA)

365体育直播投注Recruit Candidate Academy courses include ESFF 250A and 250B. Enrollment is done by means of a program application process. Prior to enrollment students must:

  1. Complete all UVU admission requirements
  2. Complete ESFF 1000 with a grade of C- or higher
  3. Complete ESFF 1120 with a grade of C- or higher
  4. Be NREMT certified or complete an EMT course through UVU or another recognized agency/institution
  5. Show English and math competency through test scores or course completion: complete ENGH 1000 and MAT 0950 with C- grades or higher OR test into ENGL 1010 and MAT 1000 or higher
  6. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license
  7. Meet with an Emergency Services advisor for application

Certificate of Completion: Firefighter Recruit Candidate 

365体育直播投注Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C- or higher:

  • ESEC 1140--Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (9.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing (4.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 1120 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (3.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 250A Recruit Candidate Academy I (8.0 Credits)
  • ESFF 250B Recruit Candidate Academy II (8.0 Credits)

Must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

365体育直播投注CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of courses for the Recruit Candidate Academy certificate, students will be certified at the Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations levels through the Utah Fire Service Certification System. Students are required to complete an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic level course. EMT certification is not required to complete RCA.

Program Requirements for Enrollment-Paramedic

The Utah Valley University Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs () upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

365体育直播投注Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992

Program Requirements for Enrollment—Paramedic

Paramedic courses include ESEC 3110, ESEC 3120, ESEC 3130, ESEC 3140, ESEC 4110, and ESEC 4120. Enrollment is done by means of a program application process. Prior to enrollment students must:

  1. Complete Anatomy and Physiology (transfer credit accepted) with a grade of C or higher: ZOOL 1090 (requires BIOL 1010 as a pre-req) or ZOOL 2320 and 2420 with labs (requires BIOL 1610 and CHEM 1110  as pre-reqs).
  2. Meet the English requirement: Completion of ENGH 1000 with C- grade or higher, or placement into ENGH 1010 or higher (valis test scores).
  3. Meet the Math requirement: Completion of MAT 0950 with a grade of C- or higher, or placment into MAT 1000 or higher (valid test scores).
  4. Have Utah EMT certification that is valid through the end of the second semester of the program.
  5. Have current CPR certification.
  6. Successful completion of criminal background requirements (UVU and State of Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical  Services).
  7. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  8. Have current vaccinations as required by Utah Bureau of EMS.
  9. Have current TB test results as required by Utah Bureau of EMS.
  10. Obtain a current physical examination.
  11. Complete UVU paramedic application process and be accepted to the program.

Program Requirements for Enrollment—Paramedic

Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C- or higher:

  • ESEC 3110 Paramedic I (5.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 3120 Paramedic I Lab (3.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 3130 Paramedic II (7.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 3140 Paramedic III (4.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 4110 Paramedic IV (6.0 Credits)
  • ESEC 4120 Paramedic Clinical Concepts (6.0 Credits)

365体育直播投注Must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of courses for the paramedic certificate of completion at UVU, students will receive all or part of the following certifications/certificates: Certificate of Completion – UVU Paramedic, Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Hazardous Materials Awareness (eligible for state testing), Law Enforcement First Responder (LEFR), Fundamentals of Airway.

NATIONAL REGISTRY CERTIFICATION: Students will NOT automatically be recommended for the National Registry exams. Recommendation requires a minimum 3.0 GPA for all UVU paramedic courses.

365体育直播投注Students may earn only one Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Services that is posted to the UVU transcript.

Faculty

Steven Allred(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, B.S., Public Emergency Services Management, Utah Valley University; A.A.S., Emergency Care and Rescue, Weber State University; M.Ed., Instructional Design, Utah State University.

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Rodger Broome(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.S., Psychology, B.S., Psychology, Utah Valley University; M.A., Ph.D., Psychology, Saybrook University.

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Andrew Byrnes(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, B.S., Public Emergency Services Management, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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John Fisher(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.A., French and Journalism, M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of Alberta.

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Steve Holley(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.A., Economics, M.P.A., Public Administration, D.A. (ABD), Economics, Public Administration, Idaho State University.

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Chris Lindquist(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.S., Behavioral Science, University of Utah; M.B.A., Healthcare Administration, Westminster College; Ph.D. (ABD),Organizational Leadership, Grand Canyon University's College of Doctoral Studies.

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Jeff Maxfield(1989)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Utah Valley University; B.S., Business Administration, University of Phoenix; M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; Ed.D., Adult Education/Curriculum & Instruction, Utah State University.

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Kevin McCarthy(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Utah Valley University; B.A., Criminal Justice, Columbia College; M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; EdD (ABD), Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Liberty University

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Margaret Mittelman(2003)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Community Health, Utah Valley University; B.S., Psychology, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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Gary Noll(1997)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Department Chair, Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Technology Management (Fire Science Specialty), Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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Eric Russell(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Management-Fire Science, University of Phoenix; M.B.A., Grantham University; M.S., Executive Fire Service Leadership, Ed.D., Organization Leadership,0 Grand Canyon University.

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