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Paramedic A.A.S. Performance Criteria

In compliance with the State of Tennessee EMS regulation 1200-12-1-13 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, all students admitted into the EMS training must, with reasonable accommodation, be able to:

  • Lift a minimum of 125 pounds.
  • Visually assess patients in the work environment and detect auditory clinical findings and unusual odors.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing using the English language.
  • Make appropriate judgments in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Demonstrate psychological health in day-to-day interactions with patients, crew members, and other personnel.

Once enrolled, students are required to submit documentation of the following:

  • Proof of health insurance
  • Background check and 10-panel drug screen.
  • Completed physical examination form with required documentation. Ensure that the State of Tennessee form is signed by a licensed medical doctor. Please also ensure the health care provider's license number is included on the form.
  • The student must have proof of the following tests/immunizations/titers:
    • 2-step TB Skin Test and/or chest x-ray (<3 months old). The chest x-ray is needed only if TB Skin Test is positive.
    • Mumps, Rubella, and Rubeola (IGG) titer and/or 2 MMR immunizations if no immunity.
    • Varicella Zoster (IGG) titer and/or 2 Varicella Zoster immunizations if no immunity.
    • Seasonal flu immunization.
    • Hepatitis B series immunizations and/or titer.
    • Tdap
  • Current AHA BLS/HCP CPR card.
  • Liability Insurance

Paramedic degree program requires that students must meet the following academic criteria for retention in the Paramedic program:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Make a grade of C or better in all math, science, and paramedic (EMSP) courses.
  • Complete prerequisite courses as outlined in the course descriptions and college catalog. Failure to meet these criteria may hinder progression in the program.