Clinical & Field Experience

Program Affiliates

Many local agencies and facilities work with us to provide clinical experience, field experience, and field internship (Capstone) opportunities for our students.

  1. Clinical Sites

  2. Field Sites

  3. Professional Organizations

 

Clinical & Field Requirements 

EMT students will complete 24 hours of Field Experience on a 911 ambulance. Paramedic students will complete 270 hours of clinical in various hospital settings and, 180 hours of Field Experience and 180 hours of Field Internship (Capstone) on a 911 ambulance. 

All EMS students must meet Clinical, Field Experience and Field Internship prerequisites and requirements that include the following:

Health Forms

Health forms comprised of Health Tests/Immunizations and a Health History are required of every student.   Health Forms will be distributed during the mandatory program Orientation.  

Criminal Background Investigation

Students must have a ‘clear’ status for seven (7) years with no history of violent crimes on the CBI.

Drug Testing

A 10-panel urine drug screening is required.

Immunizations

Proof of immunization is required of all students BEFORE scheduling or participating in any clinical, field experience, or field internship rotations.

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Varicella Vaccine or Titer (IgG Immunity Verification)
    • Documentation of immunity is requires since having had chicken pox does not guarantee immunity.
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Tetanus (Td) Booster
    • One (1) Td dose every ten (10) years
  • 2-Step PPD (TB Skin Test)
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Hepatitis vaccine

Certifications

  • CPR Certification
    • Required of all students
  • EMT Certification
    • Required of all Paramedic students

Miscellaneous

  • CareLearning
    • A web-based safety training program that all students must complete annually.  The cost is ten dollars ($10).
  • Fit Testing
    • HEPA Respiratory Fit Testing will be completed in class.
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