Community Paramedic (BP/EP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Community Paramedic navigates and establishes systems to better serve the citizens of their communities. They help individuals and communities overcome barriers that prevent them from accessing and benefitting from health services. They serve as advocates, facilitators, liaisons, community brokers and resource coordinators. Community Paramedics also trained as direct service providers which will ensure basic and advanced levels of care appropriate to prevention, emergencies, evaluation, triage, disease management, and basic oral and mental health.

For additional information, please contact Al Benney at: al.benney@hennepintech.edu or 952-995-1333.

Prerequisite: Currently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-P) and have two (2) years of full-time service as an EMT-P, or its part-time equivalent.

Award Outcomes

Explain the scope of service for the role of the Community Paramedic (CP).

Differentiate between the role of the Community Paramedic, traditional community health care workers and the emergency medical personnel.

Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to perform clinical interventions.

Evaluate treatment and referral programs according to policies and protocols.

Evaluate the characteristics of health in the community.

Identify relevant health and welfare services.

Characterize the role of the CP as a liaison between patients, health and welfare service providers and community advocates.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities are available in any organization that provides community health care, emergency medical services, and public health.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 14 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV2001Role Advocacy and Outreach

3

EMSV2005Community Assessment

2

EMSV2011Care and Prevention Development Strategies

4

EMSV2020Community Paramedic Clinicals

5

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 14

Semester Sequence

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