Paramedic Program


Already an EMT and ready to take the next step and advance your rewarding career even further??!!

The Paramedic Program prepares students to be excellent healthcare providers, ready to become leaders in the field. Students receive extensive training in Airway Management, Cardiology, Pharmacology, Medical and Trauma Emergencies, Pediatric Emergencies, and much more. Students participate in clinical and vehicular shifts while completing their classroom training to relate the classroom lecture with real-world experiences. Accept the challenge and become a Paramedic. Enroll today!


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Wednesdays & Thursdays (9am to 5pm)


Why Us?


  • 10 Month Program meets 2 times per week

Many Clinical & Vehicular Options

  • Vehicular rotations with ambulance services and fire departments in both rural and urban settings.
  • Clinical shifts in the Trauma Room, Pediatric Emergency Department, Labor & Delivery, and much more.
    • “The Lifework Education Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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 727-210-2350
    • To contact CoAEMSP: 214-703-8445

How much does the Paramedic Program cost?

Course Costs:

  • $200 Registration Fee (secures your seat in class with signing the Enrollment Agreement)
  • $150 Technology Fee (due by Registration deadline)
  • $1,100 Supply Fee (due by Registration deadline)
  • $8,000 Tuition ($7,000 if paid in full by Registration deadline)

Total Course Cost: $9,450 ($8,450 with discounted tuition rate)

More information:
  • How can I pay for the program?
    • We accept cash, check, and credit card payments.
    • Ask your employer about tuition reimbursement or sponsorship.
    • We accept GI Bill benefits for veterans and their family members (eligibility determined by the Veterans Administration).
    • Contact us about Payment Plan options.
  • Supply Fee includes Paramedic Student uniform shirt and required textbooks:
    • AAOS Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets, 9th Edition
    • NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Provider Manual, 9th Edition
    • NAEMT Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Provider Manual, 3rd Edition
    • AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual, 2020
    • AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Manual, 2020

What are the Paramedic Program prerequisites?

Required to enroll:

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Photo ID
  3. Current EMT certification (AZ, NREMT, or valid other state)
  4. High School Diploma/GED/or equivalent
  5. Proof of 9th grade reading competency
  6. Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR certification
  7. Students enrolling must attest that they are physically able to perform the required functions for successful completion of the program.  This includes sitting, standing, stooping, kneeling, and lifting 50 lbs.

Required to start Clinical rotations and must be valid for the duration of Clinical and Vehicular rotations:

  1. Pass the background check through Banner Health
  2. Pass a 10 panel drug screen
  3. Negative TB test within the last 12 months
  4. AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers CPR certification
  5. Seasonal flu vaccination
  6. Proof of Immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) – vaccination or titer test showing immunity
  7. Hepatitis B vaccination series (or signed declination)
  8. Tdap within the last 10 years

Program Goal

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Paramedic Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2022.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 87.5%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 76.5%.

Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military.

Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 63.0%

Paramedic Program Course Modules

Our program is divided into 3 didactic courses:

EMS200 – Foundation of Paramedicine

    • Preparatory
    • Anatomy & Physiology and Pathophysiology
    • Paramedic Pharmacology
    • BLS, Medication Administration, and Airway Skills Labs
    • Cadaver Lab

EMS250 – Advanced Paramedicine

    • Cardiology & Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
    • Clinical Rotations begin after completion of ACLS
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Advanced Medical Life Support
    • Special Populations
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
    • Trauma Emergencies
    • Prehospital Trauma Life Support

EMS300 – Paramedicine Capstone

    • EMS Operations
    • NREMT Preparation
    • Field Internship

Total Program Hours

    • Credit Hours: 46
    • Didactic/Practical Lab: 576 hours
    • Hospital Clinical Rotations: 168 hours (minimum)
    • Field Internship: 336 hours (minimum)


Lifework Education is required to evidence that it provides general disclosures regarding whether completion of a program would be sufficient to meet licensure or credentialing requirements in the state where the student is physically located* for that occupation by placing each state in one of the following categories:

Indicate state(s)* where enrolled students are physically located.

List the state(s)* where the institution determined that program curriculum meets the state educational requirements for a license or credential 

COLUMN A – V.H.4.(i)a

List the state(s)* where the institution determined that program curriculum does notmeet the state educational requirements for a license or credential 

COLUMN B – V.H.4.(i)b

List the state(s)* where the institution has not determinedwhether its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for a license or credential 

COLUMN C – V.H.4.(i)c

Paramedic Program (Certificate of Completion)




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Administrative Staff

Andrew Johnston – Regional Director

Andrea Johnston – Director of Student Services

Sandy Andersen – Office Administrator

Education Staff

Julie Augenstein, MD – Medical Director


Joseph Au

Andrew Carapella

Thomas Hofer

Jessica Johnson

Jon King

Adam Milman

Paul Murray

Robert Tackett

Emily Thoms

Corey Usher

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our clients say

The instructors are very knowledgeable and were always there to help me through it all.This paramedic program is awesome!

Troy Vance, 112P