Publish Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 12:43:45 -0800
The Crafton Hills College Paramedic Program maintains its fully accredited status as it received confirmation from the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) that all thresholds were met for their most recent annual report review.
The CoAEMSP quality improvement subcommittee reported that the required outcomes thresholds were met with the following results: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians State Written Exam: 100%, Retention: 87.8%, and Positive Job Placement: 100%. These results are well above the national averages and align with the program’s stand-out reputation state-wide.
Program faculty reported that the national registry exam is a challenging and nerve- wracking computer-adaptive test that includes between 80-150 questions administered over two and a half hours. Having a 100% pass rate indicates that students who graduate from the CHC Paramedic program are well prepared with the skills needed to obtain their license and provide advanced emergency medical care for patients.The exam is randomized and bounces between concepts such as airway, pregnancy, and car accidents and includes patient care focused on adult, geriatric, and pediatric patients.
When asked about the success of the students, program director Kathy Crow indicated that it is all about the students who put in the hard work and hours of commitment that make the difference. Students who are accepted into the CHC paramedic program are asked to dedicate a year of their life to their studies. The student-centered, cohort-based program is one of the few in the state that implements pre-requisites. The 100% job-placement rate is an indicator that for students who dedicate themselves to this program,their perseverance will pay off in the end. Congratulations to the CHC Paramedic program!