Paramedics provide advanced pre-hospital emergency care to the sick or injured and possess the knowledge and skills to perform advanced emergency interventions.  This 15 month Paramedic Program prepares you for the NREMT exams to be licensed paramedics.

PROGRAM GOAL

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Paramedic is a 15-month hybrid program with didactic and lab hours taught over the first twelve months and completion of externship during the final three months. Students should plan to meet face-to-face on Thursday’s, 9 am–3 pm. Additional days or extended hours, including occasional weekends, may be added for more intensive training. In addition to both online and face-to-face sessions, students will be required to attend clinical and field hours on their own time. Travel to internships may be required. Students are responsible for transportation, vehicle insurance to internship sites and own health insurance.

PROGRAM DATES

Start Date: September 9, 2021

End Date: December 8, 2022

Application Deadline: August 6, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Program Application

PROGRAM HOURS

Classroom/Lab 138, Online 372, Clinical 250, Field 350. Class based on competency; hours may vary.

Prerequisite Requirements:

  • Current BLS CPR Certification
  • Current EMT License
  • Active EMT practice or equivalent for 1 year
  • Anatomy & Physiology Course with grade of ‘C’ or higher
  • Background Check (information to be provided to student at later date)

Previously admitted students who have left the program must follow the Re-Entry Policy found in the Lewis-Clark State College Paramedic Program Student Handbook.


Admission to this program is competitive. These are the minimum standards for inclusion in the application process. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.

IMMUNIZATIONS & CPR

Following admission to the program, students must provide proof of immunizations and current BLS CPR certification (photocopies only) to LC State WFT. CPR certification must remain up to date throughout the program.

Immunizations include:

  • Tdap:  Required once after age 11
  • TB:  Current negative 2-step test.  Will accept proof of negative 1-step if done for employment purposes within previous 12 months. Must stay current during full course of study.
  • MMR:  2 vaccinations OR immunity by titer for each (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Varicella:  2 vaccinations OR immunity by titer
  • Hepatitis B: 3 shot series (started before classes begin), OR 2 shot series of Heplisav with immunity confirmed by titer.
  • Influenza:  Proof of annual vaccination during influenza season (October 1 - March 31) OR signed waiver (may be denied clinical/field admission by site if waived).

Appointments can be made with your personal care provider, health district, pharmacy, or LC State Student Health for immunizations or titer levels.

Application Deadline: August 6, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Paramedic Program Application

The following items must be submitted by the application deadline:

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • A&P course syllabus and official transcript (if other than LCSC) *
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (other than LCSC) **
  • References (mailed, faxed, or emailed - see below)
  • Letter of Intent
  • Copy of valid BLS CPR certification
  • Copy of current driver's license

Background check instructions will be given following preliminary acceptance into the program and prior to the first day of class.***

Your application is considered complete when the above items have been received by the Lewis-Clark State College Paramedic Program. Incomplete applications or applications received outside the application windows may not be considered for admission. You will be notified by e-mail if your admission application is incomplete. Final admittance to the program is dependent upon passing the background check.

Lewis-Clark State College subscribes to the principles and laws of the State of Idaho and the Federal Government, including applicable executive orders pertaining to civil rights. Lewis-Clark State College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs and facilities without regard to age, color, creed, marital status, national or ethnic origin, physical handicap, race, religion, or sex.

*If you are currently enrolled in an A&P course at the time of application submission, please indicate this on the application form.
**Transcripts should be mailed directly from the college attended and do not have to accompany your application. Please indicate on the application if you have requested transcripts to be mailed to LCSC-Workforce Training.
*** If your background check results are late or found to contain information that is questionable, you may be administratively withdrawn from the program.

Please send application and supporting documentation to: 

Lewis-Clark State College Workforce Training
Attn: Paramedic Program
1920 3rd Ave North
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Course Cost: $13,000 

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Book bundle
  • Tablet
  • Uniform shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (1)
  • Name badge
  • Safety glasses
  • Background checks (2)
  • ACLS course
  • Urine drug screen
  • Psychomotor exam (1)
  • LC State Campus Parking Pass

Students are responsible for (estimated cost: $600): 

  • Immunizations, as needed
  • Stethoscope with both diaphragm and bell. (Recommended: Littman Classic III. Minimum quality: Littman Lightweight SEII.)
  • Uniform pants & boots
  • Transportation to clinical & field sites
  • Medical insurance
  • Any additional psychomotor exam fees after first attempt
  • Cognitive exam fees

Upon successful completion of the Paramedic Program students have the option to have the credits transcribed and applied toward an Associate of Applied Science Paramedic.

Learn more about Transfer Credits

Please contact Jennifer Weeks, LC State Business Technology and Service for advising on the degree process.  208-792-2500

The Lewis-Clark State College Workforce Training Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of CoAEMSP.

Accreditation: September 18, 2015

Accreditation Expiration: September 30, 2025

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone - 727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Program Completion Rate 

2016

  • Program Retention Rate: 100%
  • NREMT Practical Exam Pass Rate: 100%
  • NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate: 88%
  • Employment of Licensed Paramedics: 90%

2017

  • No graduates during the 2017 reporting year

2018

  • Program Retention Rate: 100%
  • NREMT Practical Exam Pass Rate: 100%
  • NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate: 89%
  • Employment of Licensed Paramedics: 100%

2019

  • No graduates during the 2019 reporting year