The College of Southern Idaho Paramedic Program is an affordable, nationally accredited program; offering the Associate of Applied Science Degree and Technical Certificate paths of study. The program also owns SIM Man®, SIM Baby®, and Vital SIM® human patient simulators and a state-of-the-art laboratory for student training.
Minimum qualifications for acceptance require current EMT-B or higher EMT Certification, English 101 or Communications 101, Math 123 and Biology 127 or equivalents. 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. Iinternship options are offered in Georgia and Nevada.
Upon completion of the program students will be certified in ACLS, PALS, & PHTLS and qualify to take the National Registry EMT-Paramedic exam. The program also hosts the Southern Idaho EMS Conference every Fall which provides continuing education to EMS field providers and features national speakers.Check out our many excellent program features by exploring the web links to your left!
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, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.
"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."
Contact Information and Location:
Interim EMS 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.) Our Department's Main Page
College of Southern Idaho - 315 Falls Avenue - PO Box 1238 - Twin Falls - ID - 83303-1238