Emergency Medical Services
Area of Study

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

TOTAL CREDITS
60
CIP:
510904
BANNER:
EMS2
Associate of Applied Science

Our EMS degree and certificates prepare a student to go right into the workforce. EMS provides care for persons who are in need of treatment right away. EMS professionals use their skills to stabilize patients and transport them for additional care. Although many college credits within this degree are accepted for transfer by four year colleges, the career focused courses are not designed to transfer.

Essential Functions: The ability to communicate verbally, the ability to lift, care, and balance up to 125 pounds (250 with assistance), the ability to interpret written, oral and diagnostic form instructions, the ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high-stress situations, the ability to work effectively in an environment with loud noises and flashing lights, the ability to calculate weight and volumes ratios and read small print, both under threatening time constraints, the ability to read and understand English language manuals and road maps, to accurately discern street signs and address numbers, the ability to document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such, the ability to converse in English with coworkers and hospital staff as to status of patient. Good manual dexterity. The ability to bend, stoop, and crawl on uneven terrain, and the ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture. The ability to work in low light, confined spaces, and other dangerous environments.

Program Requirements

Total Credits 6

Choose two of the following courses.

Course Number Course Title Credits Details
ENG121ENG1021
English Composition I:GT-CO1 3

Emphasizes planning, writing, and editing/revisions of compositions, coupled with development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (ENG090 AND REA090 or CCR092) (with a “C” grade or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

ENG131ENG1031
Technical Writing I: GT-CO1 3

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG1021 (ENG030 or 045 AND REA 030 or 045 or CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

COM115COM1150
Public Speaking 3

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasizes on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Mathematics

Total Credits 3
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
MAT103MAT1120
Math for Clinical Calculations 3

Covers the mathematical calculations needed for enteral and parenteral medication administration. It is designed for students in the health disciplines. Topics include measurements, conversion between various systems of measurements, and methods of solving problems related to drug dosage and medication administration. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MAT0250 (MAT050) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Or higher Math course.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits 3
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
PSY102PSY1002
General Psychology II : GT-SS3 3

Focuses on the scientific study of behavior including cognition, language, intelligence, psychological assessment, personality, abnormal psychology, therapy, life span development, and social psychology. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG0092 (REA090 or CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisite: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121) (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Total Credits 5
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
BIO111BIO1111
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1 5

Examines the fundamental molecular, cellular, and genetic principles characterizing plants and animals. Includes cell structure and function, the metabolic processes of respiration, and photosynthesis, as well as cell reproduction and basic concepts of heredity. This course includes laboratory experience. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 categoryPrerequisites: Successful completion of REA090 or ENG0092 (CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisites: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121). (Contact hours-90) (4-2)

Program Requirements

Total Credits 29.5
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
BIO201BIO2101
Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab: GT-SC1 4

Focuses on an integrated study of the human body including the histology, anatomy, and physiology of each system. Examines molecular, cellular, and tissue levels of organization plus integuments, skeletal, articulations, muscular, and nervous systems. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience covering microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is the first semester of a two semester sequence. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Prerequisite: BIO1111 (BIO111) (“C” or better) OR BIO1004 (BIO104) (“C” or better) OR BIO1006 (BIO106) (“C” or better) OR instructor approval. (Contact hours-75) (3-2)

BIO202BIO2102
Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab: GT-SC1 4

Focuses on the integrated study of the human body and the histology, anatomy, and physiology of the following systems and topics: endocrine, cardiovascular, hematology, lymphatic and immune, urinary, fluid and electrolyte control, digestive, nutrition, respiratory, reproductive, and development. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience involving microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Prerequisite: BIO1111 (BIO111) (“C” or better) OR BIO1004 (BIO104) (“C” or better) OR BIO1006 (BIO106) (“C” or better), OR BIO2101 (BIO201) or equivalent (“C” or better) OR instructor approval. (Contact hours-75) (3-2)

CIS118CIS1018
Introduction to PC Applications 3

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

EMS121EMS1021
EMT Fundamentals 3

Introduces the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student to prehospital emergency care. The topics included in this course are Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, well-being of the EMT, communications, documentation, anatomy, airway management, and patient assessment. Corequisites: HPR1011, EMS1022, EMS1023, and EMS1070 (HPR102, EMS122, EMS123, and EMS170) (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

EMS122EMS1022
EMT Medical Emergencies 4

Provides the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student with the knowledge and skills to effectively provide emergency care and transportation to a patient experiencing a medical emergency. This course focuses on the integration of the physical exam, medical history, and pathophysiology when assessing and treating the medical patient. Corequisites: EMS1021, EMS1023, and EMS1070 (EMS121, EMS123, and EMS170) (Contact hours-75) (2-3)

EMS123EMS1023
EMT Trauma Emergencies 2

Provides the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student with the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate emergency care and transportation of a patient who has suffered a traumatic injury. The concepts of kinematics and the biomechanics of trauma, along with pathophysiology and injury patterns, will provide the student with the ability to assess and manage the trauma patient. Corequisites: EMS1021EMS1022, and EMS1070 (EMS121, EMS122, and EMS170) (Contact hours-37.5) (1-1.5)

EMS170EMS1070
EMT Clinical 1

Provides the EMT student with the clinical experience required of initial and some renewal processes. Prerequisite: HPR1011 (HPR102) (“C” or better) (Contact hours-30) (0-1)

HPR178HPR
Medical Terminology 2

Introduces the student to the structure of medical terms with emphasis on combining and using the most common prefixes, roots and suffixes. Includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging. Classroom structure provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting. (Contact hours-30) (2-0)

HPR102HPR1011
CPR Professionals 0.5

Meets the requirement for American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for those who work in Emergency Services, Health Care, and other professional areas. Material presented in the course is basic patient assessment, basic airway management, rescue breathing, and CPR for infant, children, and adult patients. (Contact hours-7.5) (.5-0)

PSY235PSY2440
Human Growth & Development: GT-SS3 3

Examines human development from conception through death emphasizing physical, cognitive, emotional and psychosocial factors. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG0092 (REA090 or CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisite: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121) (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

PSY238PSY2441
Child Development: GT-SS3 3

Focuses on growth and development of the individual from conception through childhood, emphasizing physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial factors. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Electives

Total Credits 22
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
ACC101ACC1001
Fundamentals of Accounting 3

Introduces accounting fundamentals with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

BUS216BUS2016
Legal Environment of Business 3

Emphasizes public law, regulation of business, ethical considerations, and various relationships existing within society, government, and business. Specific attention is given to economic regulation, social regulation, labor-management issues, environmental issues, and contract fundamentals. This course analyzes the role of law in social, political, and economic change business environments. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

BUS217BUS2017
Business Communication/Report Writing 3

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. Includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication. Suggested Prerequisite: Sentence Skills Accuplacer score of 95. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

FST107FST1007
HazMat Operations (Level I) 3

Introduces hazardous materials incidents, recognizing and identifying hazardous materials, planning response, implementing response procedures, decision making, and continued evaluation at the awareness and operation level. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

HWE100HWE1050
Human Nutrition 3

Introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on personal nutrition. Satisfies nutrition requirement of students entering health care professions. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

HWE117HWE1003
Mental Health First Aid 1

Train the public and first responders on the most common mental disorders and mental health crises. Train first responders in the basic action steps to assist with the mental health issue. This course is not for the trained Mental Health Professional. (Contact hours-15) (1-0)

MAN128MAN1028
Human Relation-Organizations 3

(Core Course for A.G.S. or A.A.S.) Explores the importance of effective communication in our personal lives as well as in the world of business. Practical business applications such as employee motivation, handling customer complaints, and effectively resolving conflict in the workplace will be a major part of the curriculum. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

SOC101SOC1001
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3 3

Examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology as well as human culture, social groups, and the social issues of age, gender, class, and race. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (REA090 or CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisite: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121). (Contact hours-45) (3-0)