Emergency Medical Service, AAS



Year 1 Semester 1
Spring
EMSP 1501 EMT Basic

Introduction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic. Includes all the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an EMS public or private service fire department or other specialized service areas. Certification Agencies: National Registry of EMT's and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Credit hours
5 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and five hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

EMSP 1164 EMT Basic Practicum

Instruction providing detailed education training and work-based experience and direct patient/client care generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction supervision evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the College faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hundred twenty-eight hours of clinical in an emergency department labor and delivery and mobile intensive care unit.
Prerequisites

Suggested: Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Department of Health.

Pre/Co-requisites

EMSP 1501 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

SCIT 1391 Special Topics in Anatomy

Topics address recently identified current events skills knowledge and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course is designed for the pre-hospital professional.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours lecture and three hours of lab each week.
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications

Introduces and develops foundational skills in applying essential and emerging business productivity information technology tools. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications including word processing spreadsheets databases presentation graphics data analytics and business-oriented utilization of the internet.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Knowledge of keyboard.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology

This course is a study and practical application of medical vocabulary system. Includes structure recognition analysis definition spelling pronunciation and combination of medical terms form prefixes suffixes roots and combining forms. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

PHED 1114 Weight Training

This course teaches the basics of muscular conditioning with the use of specially designed weight machines. Students will be assessed as to current condition and an individualized program will be developed to meet the desires and needs of each one.

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of activity each week

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
16

Year 1 Semester 2
Summer
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics

This is a first course in statistics with topics that span collection analysis presentation and interpretation of data and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics correlation and regression confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

Choose 1 Social & Behavioral Science Course
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job such as proposals reports instructions policies and procedures email messages letters and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
12

Year 1 Semester 3
Fall
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice

An exploration of the foundations necessary for mastery of the advanced topics of clinical practice out of the hospital. (Fall)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1501 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills required to reach competence in performing patient assessment and airway management. (Fall)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of lecture and seven hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1501 

EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology

A comprehensive course covering all aspects of the utilization of medications in treating emergency situations. Course is designed to complement Cardiology Special Populations and Medical Emergency courses. (Fall)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1501 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

EMSP 2330 Special Populations

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of ill or injured patients in nontraditional populations. (Spring)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
Prerequisites

  EMSP 1164 EMSP 1501 

Total Credit Hours
12

Year 2 Semester 1
Spring
EMSP 2444 Cardiology

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies. (Spring)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and six hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1338 EMSP 1356 EMSP 1501 EMSP 2306  EMSP 2330 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies. (Spring)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and six hours lab each week.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1338  EMSP 1356 EMSP 1501 EMSP 2306 EMSP 2330

EMSP 1165 Paramedic Practicum I

Instruction providing detailed education training and work-based experience and direct patient/client care generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction supervision evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the College faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. (Spring)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hundred twelve hours of clinical shall be completed in the emergency department labor and delivery surgery intensive care unit lab and mobile intensive care unit.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1338 EMSP 1356 EMSP 1501 EMSP 2306 

EMSP 1166 Paramedic Practicum II

Instruction providing detailed education training and work-based experience and direct patient/client care generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction supervision evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the College faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. (Summer)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hundred twenty-eight hours of clinical shall be completed in the emergency department labor and delivery surgery intensive care unit lab and mobile intensive care unit.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1165 EMSP 1338 EMSP 1356 EMSP 2330  EMSP 2434 EMSP 2444 

Total Credit Hours
10

Year 2 Semester 2
Summer
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries. (Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1165 EMSP 1338 EMSP 1501 EMSP 2306 EMSP 2330 EMSP 2434 EMSP 1356 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

EMSP 2205 EMS Operations

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence to safely manage the scene of an emergency. (Summer)

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and one hour of lab each week.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1165 EMSP 1166 EMSP 2434 EMSP 2444

EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management

The capstone course of the EMSP program. Designed to provide for teaching and evaluating comprehensive assessment-based patient care management. (Summer)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours lab each week.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1356 EMSP 2330 EMSP 1164 EMSP 1165 EMSP 1338 EMSP 1501 EMSP 2306 EMSP 2434 

EMSP 2167 Paramedic Practicum III

Instruction providing detailed education training and work-based experience and direct patient/client care generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction supervision evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the College faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. (Summer)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hundred twenty-eight hours of clinical shall be completed in the emergency department labor and delivery surgery intensive care unit lab and mobile intensive care unit.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164  EMSP 1165   EMSP 1356 EMSP 1338 EMSP 2434  EMSP 2330 EMSP 2444 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
7

Year 2 Semester 3
Fall
EMSP 2137 Emergency Procedures

Application of emergency medical procedures in the pre-hospital setting.

Credit hours
One credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lab each week
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1165 EMSP 1166 EMSP 2167 


Note

Additonal course fee(s) required.

EMSP 2266 EMS Practicum

Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The College in conjunction with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences shall be unpaid. (Fall)

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hundred forty hours shall be completed on the mobile intensive care unit.
Prerequisites

EMSP 1164 EMSP 1165 EMSP 1166 EMSP 2167 and co-requisites for each.

Total Credit Hours
3

Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

A career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is both challenging and rewarding. EMS personnel have the knowledge and skills to provide pre-hospital medical care for people who are ill or injured. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics make a difference every day. If you are hardworking, have an interest in health science, are able to remain calm in stressful situations and want to help others, a career in EMS might be right for you. New classes start often, so you can get started right away.


Recommended High School Endorsement
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Faculty Advisor

Division Chair

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For More Information Contact

Russell VanBibber
903-434-8269
rvanbibber@ntcc.edu