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Emergency Medical Services

Levels of Certification

AEMT

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) The AEMT provides basic, limited advanced and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. AEMT’s work with other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team.

Paramedic

Inside Ambulance graphicThe Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients. The Paramedicís scope of practice includes invasive and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Paramedic education represents the highest level of out-of-hospital care. Graduates of the Paramedic Certificate Program are encouraged to take the additional prescribed college courses in order to complete the Associate of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services.

AEMT/Paramedic (Dual Enrollment)

This is an accelerated program that combines the educational requirements of the AEMT and the paramedic. This program is for the student who has successfully completed the EMT portion of his/her training and meets the additional requirements for dual enrollment.

Certificate Programs of Study

Required Courses/
Advanced EMT (0589)
Course Name Sem. Hrs.
BIOL 1100K Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Care Professionals 4
ALHE 1120 Medical Terminology 1
EMTP 1136 Medical Emergencies for the Advanced EMT 3
EMTP 1025 Trauma for the Advanced EMT 3
EMTP 1110 EMS Systems & Operations 3
EMTP 1032 Advanced Life Support for the Advanced EMT 6
Program Total Credits 20

Required Courses/
Paramedic (0566)
Course Name Sem. Hrs.
BIOL 1100K Anatomy & Physiology for the Health Care Professionals 4
EMTP 1111 Essentials of EMS 2
EMTP 1112 Psychiatric Emergencies 3
EMTP 1113 Pharmacology 3
EMTP 1126 Cardiovascular Emergencies I for the Paramedic 2
EMTP 1117 Respiratory Emergencies 3
EMTP 1102 Trauma 5
EMTP 1115 OB/GYN/Neonatal Emergencies 2
EMTP 1118 Pediatric Emergencies 2
EMTP 1119 Pediatric Clinical Practicum 1
EMTP 1127 Cardiovascular Emergencies II for the Paramedic 4
EMTP 1104 Medical Emergencies 5
EMTP 1110 EMS Systems & Operations 3
EMTP 1125 Summative 3
Program Total Credits 42
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