About this program
You’re a natural leader. Calm under pressure. And the first to rise to action during times of need. If a career in emergency response is your future, you’ve come to the right place. At Penn College, you can earn a dual degree in Emergency Management & Homeland Security (B.S.) and Paramedic Science (A.A.S.) in as few as four years. Learn alongside knowledgeable and passionate faculty. Put theories to the test in technology-driven labs. And get vital hands-on experience through extensive field work and clinical rotations. Whether you imagine yourself serving as a paramedic or taking the lead in emergency management, this one-of-a-kind program will set you on a path to success.
Cohort size may vary based on clinical site availability and alignment with accreditation requirements. Students who are not selected into their desired program may be eligible for selection into another NHS program depending on seat availability. For additional information, please contact the appropriate program director.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
On November 4, 2021, an emergency regulation was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring the COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers. Individuals considering applying to this program should be aware that the COVID-19 vaccination will be required to participate in clinical experiences for Spring 2022 and beyond. For the most up-to-date information about our clinical partners’ vaccination requirements, please contact the program office.
- Promotion in the paramedic field
- Emergency manager
- Emergency preparedness coordinator
- Private sector consultant
At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.
Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.
- Introduction to Emergency Management Operations (BEM101)
- Introduction to Sociology (SOC111)
- The History & Evolution of Emergency Management (BEM103)
- Emergencies, Disasters, & Catastrophes (BEM202)
- Incident Command System Operations (BEM201)
- Criminal Justice (HSJ263)
- Disaster Preparation & Planning (BEM210)
- Disaster Recovery (BEM230)
- Introduction to Homeland Security (BEM240)
- Crisis Communication (BEM221)
- Emergency Management Internship (BEM450)
- Spatial Analysis in Emergency Management (BEM250)
- Critical Infrastructure (BEM300)
- Principles of Public Administration (PSC251)
- International Relations (PSC261)
- Technological Elements of Emergency Management (BEM311)
- Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice (PMP143)
- Terrorism, Civil War & Genocide (PSC402)
- Social/Psychological Foundations of Emergency Management (BEM265)
- Bioterrorism (BEM350)
- Research Methods (SOC313)
- Introductory Clinical Practicum (PMP139)
- Medical Emergencies for the Paramedic (PMP244)
- Cardiology and Pulmonology for the Paramedic (PMP248)
- Paramedic Skills and Simulations Lab I (PMP233)
- Intermediate Clinical Practicum (PMP249)
- Special Patient Populations for the Paramedic (PMP261)
- Trauma and Advanced Operations for the Paramedic (PMP262)
- Paramedic Skills and Simulation Lab II (PMP263)
- Advanced Clinical Practicum (PMP259)
- Paramedic Field Internship (PMP270)
- Emergency Management Capstone (BEM495)
Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.
Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.
Adjunct faculty Chris Boyer shows off three fully equipped lab spaces designed to give paramedic students the ultimate hands-on experience.
Advanced Learning Labs
Put your lessons to the test in our simulation labs outfitted with specialized training tools including apartment, ambulance, and vehicle rescue simulators, high-fidelity simulation equipment, and a variety of advanced life support devices.
Emergency Operations Center
Practice your planning tactics and response strategy in our on-campus training center.
Seeing is believing.
Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.
Saturday, July 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)
Friday, July 298:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)
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- SASC, Rm. 1068
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