Emergency Medical Services Program
 

EMS students doing a mock training

What will I learn?

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS), or paramedics, program prepares students to be first responders and pre-hospital care providers who are informed of the latest advances in technology and equipment as well as medical care. Emergency Medical Services is a challenging, rapidly advancing field requiring continuous education.

This program provides classroom instruction as well as clinical experiences.

EMS/EMT personnel typically work for private ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals or other rescue services.

Students have a few options in the Emergency Medical Services area:

Associate of Applied Science

The Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program prepares competent entry-level paramedics for work in various emergency services fields.

The program is limited to 20 students. Prospective students must pass a written exam and an interview panel prior to being accepted into the program. All other LCCC application processes must also be met. Prerequisites for entry to the program are EMT state licensure or NREMT certification, and employment as an EMT in EMS or a related field for at least one year.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

EMS/EMT personnel typically work for private ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals or other rescue services.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Emergency Medical Technicians.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Paramedics .

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Nursing Assistants.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Public Safety Telecommunicators.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians.

Visit LCCC's Career Services to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Credit Diploma

This program is designed to prepare students for the National Registry for EMTs certification. The quality of the program helps establish the standard for Wyoming paramedic education.

This 42 credit-hour credit diploma program is designed for full-time students. The program will be offered over three semesters and the courses are in a sequence that builds on each other. Prerequisite for entry into this program includes licensure or NREMT certification at the EMT level or higher, and instructor consent.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

EMS/EMT personnel typically work for private ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals or other rescue services.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Nursing Assistants.

 

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

 

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Public Safety Telecommunicators.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians.

 

Visit LCCC's Career Services to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

EMT 1500 Course

The LCCC EMT Program is a one semester long course. Upon successful completion of the EMT Program, students will be eligible to sit for the NREMT Psychomotor and Cognitive exams in order to obtain licensure as an EMT in the State of Wyoming.

The EMT Program is a hybrid program in which lectures are online and labs are held on the Cheyenne LCCC campus. Students experience real life simulation through scenarios and the use of state of the art mannequins.

Learn more about the Emergency Medical Technician course.

What can I do with this degree?

Once licensed, EMTs may work for ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals, urgent care centers, and doctors' offices.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Nursing Assistants.

 

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

 

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Public Safety Telecommunicators.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians.

 

Visit LCCC's Career Services to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

We also offer non-credit classes such as CPR and first aid training. Find a CPR/first aid training.

  • EMS/Paramedic Incident Training
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  • EMS/Paramedic Incident Training
  • EMS/Paramedic Incident Training

  • The goal of the Emergency Medical Services program at LCCC is to be the premier education source for care providers in Wyoming and along the Front Range.
  • Our instructors are currently certified or licensed and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.
  • Through our extensive partnerships in southeast Wyoming and along the Front Range, we offer unparalleled clinical experiences. We service all of Wyoming, Western Nebraska and the Front Range.
National Exam Effectiveness Measure 2020 Rates 2019 Rates 2018 Rates State Exam Effectiveness Measure 2017 Rates
National Registry Cognitive Exam Pass Rate No graduates during the 2020 reporting year. 10/12 = 83.33% 10/12 = 83.33% State Written Exam Pass Rate 13/13 = 100%
National Registry Psychomotor Exam Pass Rate No graduates during the 2020 reporting year. 11/12 = 91.67% 10/12 = 83.33% Practical Exam Pass Rate 13/13 = 100%
Job Placement Rate (Graduates actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation) No graduates during the 2020 reporting year. 10/12 = 83.33% 10/12 = 83.33% Job Placement Rate (Graduates actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation) 13/13 = 100%
Program Retention Rate No graduates during the 2020 reporting year. 12/14 = 85.71% 12/16 = 75% Program Retention Rate 86.7%
In 2018 Wyoming switched to the National Registry Cognitive test vs a State test

 

Laramie County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation  of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Programs (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. High 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

 

Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
www.coaemsp.org

 

 

Additional Information

Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance at times, in excess of 125 pounds. Motor coordination is necessary because over uneven terrain, the patient’s, the Paramedic’s, and other workers’ well-being must not be jeopardized.

Street clothes or uniforms may be worn to class, but the student is advised that the clinical sites’ dress code policies must be strictly adhered to.  This includes limited jewelry/piercing (only two small matched earrings, one in each ear, are allowed) and all tattoos must be covered.  

To progress in the paramedic program, the student must maintain a minimum of 80% in each course.  The cumulative course grade for each course will be calculated based on total points.  Course grades will be scored as follows:

                        90-100% = A

                        80-89% = B

                        Less than 80% = F (Fail)

ACLS and PALS certification exams must be passed in order to continue in the program.  Failing either of these certification courses, ACLS or PALS, will constitute dismissal from the paramedic program.  Each course’s total grade must be above 80% to continue in the program.  If the student’s grade at the end of a course is less than 80%, the student will be dismissed from the program and receive a failing grade. 

Due to the accelerated nature and demands of the full-time paramedic program, student employment is not encouraged.  This personal decision should be based on individual performance in the classroom, clinical education sites, and personal health. It is the desire of the EMS faculty that students be successful in the program and that essential learning is not compromised. Students will not be excused from class or clinical assignments for personal work schedules.  

Cost of Attendance

Students can view LCCC’s cost of attendance page specific for this program to learn more about additional costs.

Additional estimated expenses for the entire paramedic program are:

Expenses associated with LCCC tuition and course/program fees: EMT Expenses Paramedic Expenses
Tuition - One Semester EMT 1500, 9 credits, in-state students ($153.75 x 9) $1,383.75 N/A
Tuition - Spring Semester Paramedic, 17 credits, in-state students ($153.75 x 17) N/A $2,613.75
Tuition - Summer Semester Paramedic, 12 credits, in-state students ($153.75 x 12) N/A $1,845.00
Tuition - Fall Semester Paramedic, 13 credits, in-state students ($153.75 x 13) N/A $1,998.75
Course/Program Fees $50.00 $1,500.00
Books, online access fees $250.00 $1,100.00
Additional expenses NOT included with tuition and fees (may not be covered by Financial Aid)    
Immunizations (varies based on current vaccination status) $150 - $200 $150 - $200
Background check and drug screening (LCCC clinical affiliation sites) $199 $199
Background check and finger printing (WY OEMS) $39 $39
Uniforms and footwear (varies based on clinical/agency requirements) $50 - $100 $100 - $200
NREMT application fee (after course/program completion) $100 $125
Students are expected to provide transportation to class/lab and to the assigned clinical education sites. Varies Varies
Total Costs (using higher fees) approximately $2,321.75 $9,820.50