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.
Student Success, Retention and Employment Rates:
Per the direction of CAAHEP, all programs must publish certification, retention and employment rates. Since January 1, 2005, 168 of 174 students (96%) passed the National Registry Paramedic exam on first attempt. Three students passed on the second attempt, one on the third attempt. (Two students never retested.) Thus the overall ten year National Registry 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 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 WSU graduates.
Staffed Office Hours:
Friday 0900 - 1330
Fall '15 classes will be on M-W-F
The next day class starts September 1. Register for both PAR 1000 and 1001. this class is Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 4 :30 PM. At this time there is currently a "wait-list." NREMT testing is 12/12.
The next night class starts October 26 Register for both PAR 1000 and 1001. This class is 1800 to 2200 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for 7 weeks. NRP testing is 12/12.
Critical Care Transport:
PAR 3110, Call for details. Next class starts May 2, 2016.
Fall semester starts in 2016, 2018 & 2020