The College of Southern Idaho Paramedic Program is an affordable, nationally accredited program; offering the Associate of Applied Science Degree as its primary path of study. The ITC program is being phased out. The program utilizes several SIM Men®, SIM Babies®, Vital SIM® and a Noel birthing human patient simulators in one of several state-of-the-art laboratories for student training, as well as a fully operational training ambulance.
Students with completed prerequisites, higher grades, field related work experience and completed degrees will have an increased chance of acceptance.
Our students prepare for the paramedic profession in lecture, lab, and clinical educational environments, which include and exceed the current US DOT National Standard Curriculum.
Throughout the three semester program, students will learn and demonstrate competence in many advanced emergency medical topics such as pathophysiology, pharmacology, assessment, trauma, medical emergencies, cardiology, pediatrics, geriatrics, special operations, and critical care.
Among the various clinical opportunities required are areas such as Emergency Departments, Critical Care Units, Psychiatric Centers, Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Obstetrics, Communication Centers, and with various prehospital EMS agencies.
A required field internship is the final component of the program, where students progress from participants to team leaders in a supervised setting. The internship occurs in an agreed upon urban area outside of the Magic Valley Region. Our current “cap stone” event training is with Acadian Ambulance Service of Lafayette Louisiana.
Upon completion of the program students will be certified in ACLS, PALS, & PHTLS and qualify to take the National Registry Paramedic Exam.
Note: Catalog year 2016/2017 will be the final year the Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC) will be offered. The ITC for paramedic will be retired starting catalog year 2017/2018 due to recommendations from the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Advisory Council Committee. The reason for this change is based on the national trend in moving this profession to an AAS level practitioner which allows for increased autonomy in the workforce. The Paramedic AAS degree program will continue.
"The Paramedic Program of the College of Southern Idaho provides a comprehensive education to a diverse student population in order to create competent, compassionate, and professional entry level paramedics who will meet and serve the emergency medical needs of the Magic Valley Region and beyond."
The College of Southern Idaho Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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, 25400 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350 (phone) 727-210-2354 (fax), www.caahep.org.
Contact Information and Location:
Acting Program Director: Blaine Larsen
HSHS Building 127
315 Falls Avenue PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Phone: 208-732-6710 or 800-680-0274, ext. 6710
Fax: 208-736-4743 (This is a shared fax. Please use a cover sheet.)
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