Casper College has an EMT paramedic training program that offers students the necessary courses for certification from the EMT-Basic level on through to EMT paramedic.
The Casper College paramedic training program offers students a paramedic technology associate degree certificate. The two year program is designed to prepare students for providing basic, advanced and pediatric life support under the direction of a physician and provide supervision of an emergency service and licensing in the state of Wyoming.
Courses begin with EMT 1500 Emergency Medical Technician, which is the college’s entry level course of emergency medical services to prepare the student for a career as an emergency medical technician. The prerequisite for the class is: basic emergency care (Preferred). The courses continue on to the final step of the course, Paramedic Technology Field and Clinical Internship, preparing the student for paramedic certification and the National Registry.
The health science degree at Casper College accepts 12 students per year. The degree program adds months to the process of certification due to clinical and field work, yet the certification program can be completed in two years, with an Associate of Science degree in paramedical technology usually taking between two-and-a -half to three years.
In addition to completing the Casper College EMS application, admission to the Casper College EMT paramedic studies require a candidate to:
• Have EMT certification or EMT-Basic with minimum of 1-year experience
• Have completed courses of English Composition I, Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical terminology
• Certification in BLS -Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
• Certification in CPR
• Meets Technical Admission requirements for the college (see handbook)
• Pass a background check
• Complete and return the Paramedic Technology Application for Admission
• Possess a valid driver’s license
• Pass drug screening
• Pass a physical
Applications for 2012-2013 admissions to the program will be taken from January 9, 2012 thru March 15, 2012 by 5:00pm. The paramedic training application form and the interview form, along with more specific details on admission to the program can be accessed online at the College’s paramedic technology page at www.caspercollege.edu/paramedic_technology.
Further information can be found by contacting the school: 125 College Drive Casper, Wyoming 82601; Phone: 1-800-442-2963 or by contacting the Paramedic Program Director, Russ Christiansen, at (307) 268-2693, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.