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The Paramedic course is a 1,200 hour classroom and field based emergency medical training program. Prerequisites to admission are the EMT-Basic and Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics courses.
This course is approved by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Division of EMS. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry Certification test as required by the State of Michigan for licensure.
This level of education is directed at preparing students to enter into intermediate and/or advanced level emergency response positions in private ambulance services, fire departments and as hospital emergency room technicians.
The Paramedic level course curriculum, prepares the student to perform a variety of medical techniques including but not limited to:
- Advanced airway control including surgical cricothyrotomy
- More in-depth understanding of anatomy physiology and pathophysiology of disease process
- Intravenous fluid and medication administration
- More definitive and comprehensive patient assessment techniques
- Emergent pharmacological administration
- Advanced cardiovascular assessment and treatment including 12 lead ECG interpretation
- Advanced cardiac life support certification (ACLS)
- In depth focus on: pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, urology, gastroenterology, neonatology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, gerontology
- A more comprehensive look at disease including acid base balance and blood chemistry
- Dealing with more complex medical and traumatic life-threatening illness and/or injuries
- Pediatric assessment and field treatment including Intra-osseous cannulation and fluid therapy
- Assisting hospital personnel with more advanced care
Students are evaluated in the following core competency areas: didactic, practical, clinical and internship performance. In addition, Students achieving an 80% or higher, and successfully passing the final computer adaptive test, will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible for National Registry State licensure testing. Practical skills are graded on a pass/fail basis and students will be required to pass all practical examinations to successfully complete the program. All clinical and internship rotations are graded on attendance, attitude and skills performance which are evaluated by field mentors, a clinical coordinator and/or the course instructor.
Prerequisite NOTICE: You must be a licensed EMT (or eligible for licensure) in the State of Michigan prior to registering for the Paramedic course. Students must also have successfully complete the Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics course prior to registering for this advanced level training OR have taken a 3-4 credit hour human anatomy & physiology course (with a lab) at an approved college or university. (Students must submit proof of the A&P course if not taken at HVA's EMS Education).
COURSE DATES: 1/4/17 to 2/19/18; M/W from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE THREE (3) SEMESTERS TO THIS PROGRAM. SEMESTER ONE ENDS ON 4/23/2017; THE COURSE IN ITS ENTIRETY ENDS ON 2/19/2018. EACH SEMESTER MUST BE PAID SEPARATELY.
Please continue to read on regarding tuition payments.
NOTE: This is a Blended online program - or HYBRID course - partial classroom and partial online learning. Students will receive a course outline on the first day of class with a list of mandatory dates which they must report to HVA'S EMS Education Main Campus, or one of HVA's satellite learning locations, for classroom learning and labs. All other lectures and assignments will be completed online with specified deadlines.
To see if online learning is a good fit for you, and to see what you can expect from an online learning program, we recommend going to the following links and completing these online surveys (and if you decide to enroll in the program, please PRINT your results and bring them to the first class session to give to your instructor):
CLASSROOM LEARNING - MAIN CAMPUS AND SATELLITE LEARNING LOCATIONS
Students will need to select a location at the time of registration for where they would like to report for all of their classroom learning and labs. Students can choose to attend at the Main Campus or they can pick from 2 satellite locations (listed below). Each satellite location will be monitored with an instructor and/or assigned lab help and students will be able to participate in real time via the web with the instructor and the students enrolled at HVA Main's campus at 1200 State Circle in Ann Arbor, MI.
Satellite locations are as follows:
- HVA Jackson Campus - 429 Ingham St., Jackson, MI 49201
- Alliance Mobile Health - 2045 Austin Dr., Troy, MI 48083
TOTAL TUITION = $5,800.00. Students must pay for the first semester of tuition ($2,100.00) in full at the time of registration. There will be TWO more tuition payments, as follows:
Semester 2 (Due: 5/1/17) = $2,100.00, Semester 3 (Due: 10/1/17) = $1,600.00.
(PLEASE NOTE: Tuition does NOT include any of the following: Student uniforms, textbooks, other supplies such as BP cuff, stethoscope, etc. or the mandatory drug screen or background check. Further information below regarding these additional costs, approx. $900).
HVA does not offer any type of payment plan for Paramedic course tuition.
TUITION & FEES
All tuition and fees are due upon registration. All registrations are first come, first enrolled! Students who do not have a credit card to complete the registration process online, must register for class and make payment in person at HVA’s EMS Education, 1200 State Circle, Ann Arbor, MI. The deadline to register for any program is TWO WEEKS prior to class, no exceptions, providing spaces are available!
NOTE: HVA’S EMS Education retains the right to deny any application, for any reason. If the school denies the application of a student before the first day of class, all tuition and fees paid will be refunded. There are NO REFUNDS for course supplies, including textbooks, uniforms, required equipment, or costs incurred for background checks and drug screens.
ALL TUITION FEES paid by the applicant shall be refunded if requested in writing within three (3) business days after registering for any HVA sponsored course.
Otherwise, if a student withdraws or is dismissed from the program for any reason AFTER the 3 business days following registration, they will be responsible for payment according to the following schedule:
- Students who withdraw two weeks prior to the start of class/module for any EMS course will receive a full refund of the course tuition, less a $25 administration fee. The student must notify HVA EMS Education department in writing.
- Students who fail to give at least two weeks notice (in writing), or who fail to withdraw prior to the start of the (2nd) second week of class, will forfeit 25% of the total course tuition.
- After the start of any EMS course, any student who fails to withdraw prior to the start of the (3rd) third week of class, will forfeit 100% of the total course tuition.
All refunds are returned within 30 days.
HVA's EMS Education is approved for VA Eligible students. For more information on the guidelines for using your Post 911 or Montgomery GI benefits, and how to register for courses as a VA student, please contact the school at 734/477-6331 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEXTBOOKS/UNIFORMS/OTHER SUPPLIES/STUDENT WELCOME PACKET
Tuition DOES NOT include textbooks, student uniforms, or other required supplies. These items are purchased separately.
TEXTBOOKS should be purchased directly fro the Jones & Bartlett Learning website, using the link below. In the "Promotion Code" area, please use code HVJ52 to receive 25% off your materials!!!
CLICK the following link to add the listed items to your shopping cart:
Paramedic Premier Package with Workbook and Navigate 2 (print textbook, print workbook, Navigate 2 Course Manager, Navigate Test Prep, Paramedic Interactive Lectures, and Virtual Ride-Alongs)
BE SURE TO ADD THE PROMOTION CODE AND THEN PROCEED TO CHECKOUT!
Cardiac Arrhythmia Textbook (also required), should be purchased from Brady Books, using the link below:
ADD ITEM TO CART AND THEN PROCEED TO CHECKOUT!
For further information on student UNIFORMS and OTHER REQUIRED SUPPLIES for the course, please refer to the STUDENT WELCOME PACKET which will be emailed out to you shortly after your registration is received and processed. This email will be sent directly to the email address you provide at the time of registration so please be sure to use a valid email that you check on a regular basis!
*Textbooks, uniforms, supplies along with the mandatory drug screen and background check total approx. $900