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  • EMT Paramedics

This Program consists of over 400 hours of classroom lecture/didactic and over 500 hours of clinical setting training and demonstration of skill. In addition a significant time is spent riding on an approved 911 rescue. It also requires several hours of hospital internship. Persons must be currently certified as a Basic EMT to be accepted in this course. This Paramedic course builds on basic EMT training and helps prepare students for certification as a paramedic. Individuals learn how to administer intravenous fluids, perform advanced airway management techniques and utilize defibrillators and other cardiac devices to control heart rate. Students are taught how to administer medications. This course also provides an overview of EMT operations.

Human Physiology and Anatomy Course:

Students will explore the function and structure of the human body, including the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Other topics discussed include tissues and cells, homeostasis, electrolytes, nutrition and acid-base balance. Students will review how medical emergencies, including trauma, affect normal physiology and anatomy.

Cardiology Course:

Students will survey the skills needed to assess and treat patients suffering from heart-related emergencies. This course looks at the physiology and pathology of a cardiac emergency. Students learn to recognize arrhythmias and to use electrocardiograms to diagnosis heart conditions. Drug and electrical intervention treatments are also discussed.

Pharmacology Course:

This course will focus on the use and administration drugs for varies emergency medical conditions. It concentrates on drugs used to manage cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological and other conditions. Individuals discuss how drug intervention aims to bring an injured person's body back to a normal physiological state. This course also discusses the legal and ethical issues relating to drug administration.

Operations and Rescue Practices Course:

Students will review first responder rescue techniques and practices. This course discusses rescue operations and awareness, rescue situations, terrorism response and crime scene awareness. Individuals will examine the role of the medical incident command center and review the operation of the various types of emergency vehicles.


 CE Instructor (s):

To prepare students for the National Base test to become Certified as a National Registered EMT –Paramedic


  • Attend all classes
  • Maintain a 70% or above average
  • To actively participate in all classes (lecture and clinical)
  • Complete clinical within a timely fashion
  • Be on time to all classes (lectures and Clinical)
  • Maintain Professionalism in class and clinicals

COST: $6000

Please be aware of the following payment options:

  1. Payment can be made for a total cost of $6,000 or you can pay as you go for each session separately at $1,500 each.
  2. If you would like to pay with a credit/debit card, please click on  “Instant Enrollment” or you can “Enroll by Check” by completing the online application.
  3. The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) is offering RWU, School of Continuing Education (SCS) students flexible, affordable interest rates on a line of credit for tuition.  RWU, SCS Paramedic students can enroll in the Flex Credit Program with RISLA.
  4. Military benefits are allowed for veterans who should check with their education counselors.

  Classes are held at the following locations:

American Safety Programs & Training Inc. 
1117 Douglas Avenue North
Providence RI 02904


September 8, 2014 to July 1, 2015

September 8, 2014 to November 29, 2014 (Module 1) $1,500.00

September 9, 2014 to November 29, 2014 (Module 1)  $1,500.00

December 1, 2014 to Febuary 28, 2015 (Module 2) $1,500.00

December 2, 2014 to February 28, 2015 (Module 2) $1,500.00

March 2, 2015 to May 9, 2015 (Module 3) $1,500.00

March 3, 2015 to May 9, 2015 (Module 3) $1,500.00

May 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015 (Module 4) $1,500.00  

May 12, 2015 to July 11, 2015 (Module 4) $1,500.00