Capital Community College Paramedic Program

Capital Community College Paramedic Program


Capital Community College’s Paramedic Program, in clinical partnership with St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, is the oldest continuous program of its kind in Connecticut.  The Paramedic Program, part of Capital’s allied health studies since 1988, is nationally accredited and prepares students for careers as paramedics.  Established at Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center in 1985, the paramedic program moved to the college two years later. It remains the only fully college-based program in the state and was the second program in New England to earn national accreditation from The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions in 1993.  The program has graduated over 900 paramedics in its 30 years at the college and alumni work in 17 other states and two foreign countries.

The program prepares it’s graduates to demonstrate individual professional behaviors consistent with employer and community expectations such as to comprehend, apply, and evaluate information relative to the expected duties, roles and responsibilities of the entry-level paramedic. Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume management-level careers in pre-hospital health administration. They will have learned the skills necessary to plan, implement and manage pre-hospital care as supervisors, managers of emergency medical services and as educational coordinators.

Saint Francis Hospital remains a primary partner with the College providing students with clinical rotations in the emergency department, trauma surgery, cardiac, surgical intensive care and other units at the Woodland Street hospital and medical center. Saint Francis’ emergency physicians have provided medical oversight and direction since the advent of the program.

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