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Paramedic Science


The Paramedic Science Program prepares students to be competent entry-level paramedics. Today’s paramedics must have a firm grasp of anatomy and physiology, the pathologies of numerous disease processes, kinetics of trauma, pharmacology, basic and advanced life support skills and procedures, and have the ability to apply this knowledge to all age groups. Furthermore, the paramedic must be a leader, able to gain control of the chaotic scene environment, able to communicate with patients and family members and intelligently with physicians and other hospital personnel. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be ready to provide pre-hospital care to the ill or injured patient following the guidelines of standard patient care. The use of various web sites is a vital part of this program used in documentation of clinical rotations and course work.

July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented regulations (Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)) which require Southern WV Community and Technical College’s Associate Degree Programs to provide a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification.

Visit the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians to determine what you need to do.

This information is only for initial licensure by exam requirements for the state listed. Students should contact the Director at Southern WV Community College to investigate licensure educational requirements if they plan to apply for initial licensing in another state other than WV.

Campus Location: The full Paramedic Science Program is available at the Logan campus.


The Paramedic Science Program at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX  75088
Phone: 214-703-8445
Fax: 214-703-8992

For more information on the job outlook, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, EMTs and Paramedics

Fall 2024 Allied Health and Nursing Programs Application

Southern accepts new students for the Allied Health and Nursing Programs once each year for the fall semester.  Applications are available October through February prior to the next fall admission cycle.  Please refer to the current application for exact dates.


Application Deadline

March 14, 2024 4:30 pm

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