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Heartland Community College

EMT Paramedic Goals & Outcomes

Program Goals

  1. To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.
  2. Educate professionals who are able to problem solve, through the use of highly developed assessment skills, backed by a solid understanding of pathophysiology, and reinforced with clinical experiences, who are flexible and able to think beyond the established protocols. 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the paramedic certificate program the student will be able to:

  1. Establish a therapeutic and culturally appropriate patient relationship using professional communication.
  2. Demonstrate basic life support skills designed to preserve life.
  3. Communicate both orally and written with healthcare professionals in a manner set by the medical community.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in use of Advanced Life Support Equipment.
  5. Select and administer the appropriate drug for an identified emergent condition according to local and national protocol and evaluate the patients response to the therapy.
  6. Identify potential scene safety threats, and when necessary, intervene using fundamental crisis intervention techniques.
  7. Explain basic human anatomy, physiology, pathology & pharmacology related to human development and how it is relevant to providing emergency medical care. 
  8. Display professional behaviors complimentary to the profession through sound ethical decision making.
  9. Practice emergency medicine under the scope of practice set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  10. Use critical thinking skills to confidently and effectively manage emergency situations.

Current Outcomes

IDPH Cumulative Pass Rate 79%

Quarter 1 2019 through Q1 2023


First-time Pass Rate 66.6%
Program Retention 75%
Positive Job Placement 88.9%
NREMT Test Pass Rate 88.9%

Current as of 4/1/22

Emergency Medical Services Video

Emergency Medical Services Video

Video Transcription: Emergency Medical Services Video Transcription (PDF)