Paramedic Training Courses

EMTP 121, Introduction to EMS
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ: BIO 106; EMT 104

Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) including the history of EMS development, medical legal issues in emergency care, health and safety of the paramedic, principles of EMS research, procedural skills of patient assessment, and advanced airway management.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 122, Pharmacology in EMS
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ: BIO 106; EMT 104; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: EMTP 121 COREQ: EMTP 123; EMTP 125

Basic principles of pharmacology including drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses in emergency medical services (EMS) and methods of medication administration.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 123, Trauma Emergencies
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106; EMT 104 COREQ.: EMTP 124

Pathophysiology, assessment and management of trauma emergencies in the field. Basic and advanced management principles and continuum of trauma care. Focus on prehospital and definitive management of patients with shock as the result of traumatic injury.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 124, Trauma Certification
Lec-17.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106; EMT 104 COREQ.: EMTP 123

This course meets the requirements for trauma certification according to national, state and local standards in emergency medical services. This course is a required for students enrolled in the paramedic program.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 125, Cardiorespiratory Emergencies
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106; EMT 104

Assessment and management principles in EMS advanced life support care of patients with respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies in the emergency setting. Includes ECG interpretation of dysrhythmias,12-Lead ECG, and cardiorespiratory pharmacology. Advanced cardiac life support guidelines and preparation for certification.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 126, Neuroendocrine Emergencies
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ: EMTP 121; EMTP 122; EMTP 125

Prehospital assessment and management of patients with altered mental status, seizures, strokes, diabetes, and other dysfunctions of the neuroendocrine systems.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 127, Medical Emergencies
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ: EMTP 121; EMTP 122; EMTP 125

Prehospital assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies, including allergic, anaphylactic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, hematologic, toxicologic, psychiatric, environmental, infectious, and immunologic emergencies.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 128, OB/GYN & Pedi Emergencies
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ: EMTP 121; EMTP 122; EMTP 125

Prehospital assessment and management of gynecological, obstetric, neonatal and pediatric emergencies.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 129, Special Populations, EMS Ops
Lec-35 Lab-105

PREREQ: EMTP 121; EMTP 122; EMTP 123; EMTP 125

Prehospital assessment and management of patients with special healthcare challenges. Special populations topics include geriatrics, abuse/neglect, homelessness, poverty, hospice, and home care. Also reviews EMS operations, including crime scene awareness, and patient and scene management at multiple casualty incidents.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 130A, Paramedic Clinical Education
Lec-52.5 Lab-200 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: EMTP 126 and EMTP 127 and EMTP 128 and EMTP 129

Didactic and psychomotor competency evaluations in the Paramedic program and supervised patient care in a variety of clinical settings. Paramedic students must successfully pass all competency evaluations in this course to be approved for the Capstone Field Internship.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 130B, Paramedic Field Internship
field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: EMTP 130A; Approval of Health Care Technology Department

Capstone field internship with a paramedic preceptor on an ambulance for evaluation of baseline competency as safe, entry level paramedic pursuant to national and state standards and regulations in the emergency medical services (EMS) professions. Course completes with a review of terminal competency requirements, exit examinations and medical director review of student competency as a safe, entry level paramedic. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 8
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
EMTP 131, Simulation in Emergency Medical Services Education
Lec-35 field trips

ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: EMT 100 or EMTP 121

Introduction to the history, design, and facilitation of healthcare simulation in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education and training. Adult learning theory, varieties of healthcare simulation, objectives, and practical application and practice across a range of simulation types.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable