Emergency Medical Science

Paramedic Academy Outcome Data

Paramedic Program Overview

On January 9, 2010, 29 students enrolled in the first community paramedic program to be offered in 10 years in Mecklenburg County. From that day forward, a partnership was established between Central Piedmont Community College and Carolinas Medical Center, Center for Prehospital Medicine (CPM). The Central Piedmont/CPM paramedic program is a five-semester course. Students are required to complete a total of 1,096 hours to successfully finish the program. Students who successfully complete the course are able to sit for the North Carolina Office of EMS paramedic exam and the National Registry paramedic exam. Students completing this class will be prepared to obtain employment, if they desire, in the field of Prehospital Emergency Medical Care.

Goals Statement

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 Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Accreditation

The Central Piedmont Community College/Carolinas Medical Center Consortium is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727.210.2350
caahep.org

CAAHEP

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
coaemsp.org

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Program Outcomes

Class of 2018–19

Enrollment and Attrition

  • number of student enrolled: 27
  • number of students graduating: 17
  • attrition: 37%

Exam Outcomes

  • graduates attempting certifying exam: 17
  • graduates passing certifying exam on first attempt: 17
  • percent passing on first attempt: 100%

Employment

  • number of graduates employed: 17
  • percentage of graduates employed: 100%

Class of 2017–18

Enrollment and Attrition

  • number of student enrolled: 26
  • number of students graduating: 14
  • attrition: 47%

Exam Outcomes

  • graduates attempting certifying exam: 14
  • graduates passing certifying exam on first attempt: 14
  • percent passing on first attempt: 100%

Employment

  • number of graduates employed: 14
  • percentage of graduates employed: 100%

Class of 2016–17

Enrollment and Attrition

  • number of students enrolled: 30
  • number of students graduating: 22
  • attrition: 26.7%

Exam Outcomes

  • graduates attempting certifying exam: 21*
  • graduates passing certifying exam on first attempt: 21
  • percent passing on first attempt: 100%

Employment

  • number of graduates employed: 22
  • percentage of graduates employed: 100%

*One graduate deployed with military prior to taking exam