Paramedic Technician

The BTC Paramedic Technician is a flexible program where students learn to manage emergency patient care and transportation as well as how to function as part of a comprehensive emergency management system response team under medical oversight. The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system (EMS).  The paramedic provides patient assessments and advanced cardiac life support and is a key link from the scene to the emergency health care system.  

The career pathway for the paramedic AAS starts with the completion of the Emergency Medical Technician program and licenses at the EMT or AEMT level.  Students must hold a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) provider certification and meet the criminal background and health requirements for the program. To enter the paramedic technician program, you must petition for an opening which will require completion of coursework including General Anatomy and Physiology and English Composition.

Students already holding a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic certification (NREMT-P) who wish to complete the Paramedic Technician AAS degree may enroll in the program and are eligible for up to 38 credits for prior learning towards completion of the technical courses of the Paramedic Technician AAS program. 

BTC is articulating a CoAEMSP accredited paramedic training program from a healthcare partner for up to 38 credits of the core occupational specific courses which align with WTCS approved curriculum. A program petition process will launch in Fall 2023, as BTC seeks CoAEMSP accreditation. Beginning in Spring 2024, students will be required to petition for admission into future cohorts.

  1. Prepare for incident response and EMS operations.
  2. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care.
  3. Demonstrate paramedic skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters.
  4. Communicate effectively with others.
  5. Demonstrate professional behaviors.
  6. Meet state and national competencies listed for paramedic certification(s).
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
531-911 EMS Fundamentals 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4
801-198 Speech 3
Mathematical Reasoning
or Intermediate Algebra with Applications
Semester 2
Introduction to Psychology
or Psychology of Human Relations
531-912 Paramedic Medical Principles 4
531-913 Advanced Patient Assessment Principles 3
806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 4
Semester 3
531-914 Advanced Pre-Hospital Pharmacology 3
531-915 Paramedic Respiratory Management 2
531-916 Paramedic Cardiology 4
531-917 Paramedic Clinical/Field 1 3
809-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3
531-918 Advanced Emergency Resuscitation 1
Semester 4
531-919 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 4
531-920 Paramedic Trauma 3
531-921 Special Patient Populations 3
531-922 EMS Operations 1
531-923 Paramedic Capstone 1
531-924 Paramedic Clinical/Field 2 4
 Total Credits61-62

General Education Courses Within Program

801-136English Composition 13
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3-4
or 804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications
806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
806-179Advanced Anatomy and Physiology4
809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3
or 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations