Paramedic Sciences Program

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Virtua Paramedic Science at RCBC

Paramedic Sciences is now accepting applications for the fall 2019 semester. Please click here for more information about program requirements. If you are interested in applying or need further information, please email paramedic@rcbc.edu.

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Virtua and Rowan College of Burlington County (RCBC) are partners in offering the educational requirements to become a New Jersey certified emergency medical technician (EMT) or a nationally registered paramedic (NREMT-P). RCBC transforms lives by delivering innovative, high-quality and affordable educational experiences. The Virtua Paramedic Science program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Two Program Options

Certification in Paramedic Science
The professional courses are divided into six semesters consisting of three didactic courses and six clinical training courses. Students earn 40 credits and a certificate of completion.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
This option allows students to earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science - Paramedic degree. An additional 25 credits of specified general education courses supplement the professional paramedic curriculum.

Both options exceed the requirements of the National Standard Curriculum for Paramedic studies. The three didactic classroom semesters are provided on the RCBC campus. The three clinical semesters are provided at Virtua hospital locations in Marlton, Voorhees and Mount Holly, as well as several ancillary sites for specialty training. The two field internship and field residency semesters are served on MICU vehicles throughout Burlington and Camden Counties.

Pre-requisites
To download the pre-requisites for this program, click here.

Technical Requirements
To download the technical requirements for this program, click here.

Contact Us

Email paramedic@rcbc.edu for more information on this program.

Program Outcomes

On May 15, 2015 the Virtua West Jersey Health System, Inc.’s Paramedic Science Program received initial accreditation by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs.

The Paramedic Science program, sponsored by Virtua Health Inc. and Rowan College at Burlington County, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax:  727-210-2354
Email:  mail@caahep.org
caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992
coaemsp.org

CAAHEP Standard V.A.4
Summary Information of Student/Graduate Achievement in
2017

  • Percent of Graduates Passing First Attempt National Registry Written: 100%
  • Percent Retention: 45.4%
  • Percent of Graduates Positive Placement: 91.7%