Department of Emergency Care & Rescue

Paramedic Program Goals as Defined by CAAHEP/CoAEMSP

The paramedic program will “prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains,” with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Advanced Intermediate levels.


Paramedic Student Success, Retention and Employment Rates:

Per the direction of CAAHEP, all paramedic programs must publish certification, retention and employment rates. For National Registry skills, the first attempt pass rate is 85% out of 12 stations.  With same day retest, the pass rate climbs to 99.6%. Since January 1, 2007, 171 of 177 students (96.7%) passed the National Registry computer adaptive exam on first attempt. Three students passed on the second attempt, one on the third attempt. (Two students never retested.) Thus, the overall eight year National Registry paramedic pass rate for Weber State University is 99%.

The WSU paramedic program has never exceeded the accreditation threshold of 30% for attrition.  For the years 2010 through 2014 the average retention rate for paramedic students is 75%.

While exact employment numbers are difficult to obtain, all WSU graduates can find employment either in fire, EMS or police agencies.  Additionally, students have found employment in medical facilities or have progressed into nursing, physician assistant or medical school.  Employment opportunities abound for any WSU paramedic graduate willing to move off of the I-15 (Wasatch Front) corridor.


Department Chair's Welcome

Staffed Office Hours:
M-Th    0900 - 1600
 0900 - 1330

Paramedic Application

Paramedic Program:

Fall 2016 applications for the day and night courses are now being accepted.

Day classes are now on M-W-F 

Emergency Medical Technician

The next EMT day class starts Tuesday January 12, 2016. Register for both PAR 1000 and 1001. This class is Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 4 :30 PM for a full semester. Final skills testing testing is SATURDAY, 4/23/16.

The next EMT 
night class starts Tuesday, January 12, 2016.  Register for both PAR 1000 and 1001. This class is 1800 to 2200 on Tuesday and Thursday for a full semester. Final skills testing testing is SATURDAY, 4/23/16.


Critical Care Transport: 
PAR 3110, Call for details. Next class starts May 2, 2016.

Evening Paramedic:
Fall semester starts in 2016, 2018 & 2020


Distance Learning Program

Critical Care Transport

Online Learning