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2013-14 College Catalog

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Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Application Code 132

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

This area of study prepares graduates to provide immediate care for the critically ill or injured at the site of an emergency. Emergency care is maintained during transport of patients to hospital settings. Instruction includes classroom and clinical experience. Successful completion of the program leads to eligibility to take state and national certification examinations in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. Graduates are employed by fire and rescue organizations, hospitals, private ambulance companies, and other health care agencies. Current EMT-B certification* and all required prerequisite courses must be verified for enrollment in EMSP-160, along with proof of experience as an EMT-B as outlined by Code of Maryland (COMAR) regulations.

General Education Core

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

-or

BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4 credits

BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

MATH-105Drug Calculations

1 credit

EMSP-160Prevention and Management of Emergency Situations

6 credits

EMSP-200Airway, Patient Assessment and Trauma Management

9 credits

EMSP-205Medical Emergencies I

5 credits

EMSP-210Medical Emergencies II

9 credits

EMSP-215Medical Emergencies III

6 credits

EMSP-230Paramedic Internship and Evaluation

5 credits

For information on obtaining EMT-B certification, contact the office of Admissions and Advising or the Program Director for Emergency Medical Services.

A grade of “C” or better is required in paramedic, mathematics, and science courses.

Total Credit Hours: 65-67