Paramedic Technology Degree at USF
Major in Paramedic Technology at USF and you’ll be prepared to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Paramedic. The Paramedic Technology major provides an avenue for you to combine traditional undergraduate science coursework with instruction and professional experience from an accredited Paramedic Technology program.
As a Paramedic Technology major at USF, you must complete an accredited EMT-Paramedic Program and at least 124 semester hours from USF (including 44 semester hours of blanket credit). After you complete the EMT-Paramedic Program and pass the exams, the credits from that program will be transferred back to USF and you will be awarded a bachelor's degree upon completion of USF's graduation requirements. An individual who is already a certified EMT-Paramedic may receive the appropriate blanket credit in EMT-Paramedic Technology at USF after satisfying all of USF's requirements to receive the degree.
Reasons to Major in Paramedic Technology at USF
USF students who major in Paramedic Technology study a variety of sciences. Today’s top paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.
In addition to your paramedic training, you’ll experience a distinctly Christian liberal arts education at our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
You’ll have the opportunity to:
- Evaluate the relationships and ethical implications of science upon technology and society
- Describe structures and attributes of organisms, processes of life and biotic-abiotic interact
- Explore, evaluate and communicate scientific investigations to understand the nature of life science
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Careers for Paramedic Technology Majors
USF’s required Paramedic Technology courses combined with completion of an accredited EMT-Paramedic Program allow graduates to get top jobs in emergency medical settings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of EMTs is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average for all occupations.
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