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 was 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.
EMT Student Success Rates:
The EMT program currently has a 83% first time pass rate and 88% overall pass rate on the National Registry of EMT's certification exam.
Staffed Office Hours:
M-Th 0900 - 1600
Friday 0900 - 1330
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 class starts Monday, May 7, 2016. Register for both PAR 1000 and 1001. This class is 1800 to 2200 on M-Tu-W-Th evenings for seven weeks.
Critical Care Transport:
PAR 3110, Call for details. Next class starts May 1, 2016.
Fall semester starts in 2016, 2018 & 2020