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EMSP 1160 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC.

Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Current BCLS (CPR) certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Enrollment in, or prior completion within 6 months of EMSP 1501. Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (5 Ext.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMSP 1338, EMSP 1355 and EMSP 1160.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


EMSP 1162 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


EMSP 1163 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


EMSP 1338 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Introduction to Advanced Practice
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current CPR certification preferred, (2) Completion of Texas Department of State Health Services approved Emergency Medical Technician course or certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry of EMT as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher, (3) Demonstrated competency in math, reading, and writing.
Course Description: An exploration of the foundations necessary for mastery of the advanced topics of clinical practice out of the hospital. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 1438. The student may register for either EMSP 1338 or EMSP 1438, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


EMSP 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC.

Trauma Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification at the Health Care Provider level by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher, (3) Successful completion of EMSP 1356.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 1356 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Patient Assessment and Airway Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification at the Health Care Provider level by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: (1) Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses, (2) Concurrent enrollment in or prior successful completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401.
Course Description: This course provides a detailed study of the knowledge and skills required to reach competence in performing patient assessment and airway management. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program OR current Texas EMS Certification/license at a minimum of EMT-Basic level, OR current enrollment in EMSP 1501, and current BCLS (CPR) certification.
Course Description: 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. In particular, this course will cover Hazardous Material (HazMat) awareness and management, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) events, the national Incident command System (ICS), and Multi Casualty Incident (MCI) management. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 1438 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Introduction to Advanced Practice
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Verification of successful completion of testing with the National Registry of EMT's at either Emergency Medical Technician Basic or Intermediate levels; or current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT-Basic or Intermediate; (2) Current BCLS (CPR) certification at the Health Care Provider level by the American Heart Association or equivalent; (3) Successful completion of a departmental assessment of EMT-Basic knowledge at the DOT National Standard Curriculum level; (4) Demonstrated competency in math, reading, and writing.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: An exploration of the foundations necessary for mastery of the advanced topics of clinical practice out of the hospital. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 1338. The student may register for either EMSP 1438 or EMSP 1338, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 1501 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC.

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification at the Health Care Provider level by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Demonstrated competency in MATH 0090, DREA 0091, and DWRI 0091.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Introduction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic. Includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with ambulance services or other specialized services. (2 Lec., 9 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2143 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC.

Assessment Based Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification at the Health Care Provider level by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 2160 or EMSP 2260, (3) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management. Includes specific care when dealing with pediatric, adult, geriatric, and special needs patients. (2 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical-Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Completion of Department of State Health Services approved Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course, or certification by Department of State Health Services as Emergency Medical Technician, (2) current CPR certification as health care provider, (3) demonstrated competency in reading and math, and (4) Anatomy and Physiology course for Paramedics or equivalency.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


EMSP 2161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical-Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the following courses: (1) EMSP 1338 (Introduction to Advanced Practice), (2) EMSP 1355 (Trauma Management), and (3) EMSP 2160.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the students to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


EMSP 2237 (2 Credit Hours) New course added March 18, 2010
Offered at BHC.

Emergency Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Current BCLS (CPR) certificate.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: Instruction in a laboratory environment concentrating on practical medical skills and critical thinking abilities. Topics include a variety of skills appropriate to the student's training level. Required verifications of specific skills may be included. (4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2260 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Clinical - Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current CPR certification, (2) Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher, (3) Completion of EMSP 1356.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2261 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Clinical - Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current CPR certification, (2) Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher, (3) Completion of EMSP 2260 and EMSP 2434.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Methods of Teaching - Emergency Medical Service
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program OR current Texas EMS Certification/license at a minimum of EMT-Basic level, OR current enrollment in EMSP 1501, AND current BCLS (CPR) certification.
Course Description: Instruction in adult learning methodology for instructors of emergency medical services (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2338 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC.

EMS Operations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification at the Health Care Provider level by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 1338 or EMSP 1438 and EMSP 1356, (3) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence to safely manage the scene of an emergency. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2362 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical-Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the following courses: (1) EMSP 2534 (Medical Emergencies), (2) EMSP 2544 (Cardiology), (3) EMSP 2430 (Special Populations), and (4) EMSP 2161 (Clinical EMT Paramedic).
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)


EMSP 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC.

Special Populations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification at the Health Care Provider level by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 1338 or EMSP 1438 and EMSP 1356, (3) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: 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. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2434 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Medical Emergencies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification at the Health Care Provider level by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 1338 or EMSP 1438 and EMSP 1356, (3) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher, (4) successful completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: This course provides a detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2534. The student may register for either EMSP 2434 or EMSP 2534, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2444 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Cardiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current BCLS (CPR) certification at the Health Care Provider level by the American Heart Association or equivalent, (2) Successful completion of EMSP 1338 or 1438 and EMSP 1356, (3) Current certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies. In addition to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of a cardiac crisis, it includes dysrhythmia recognition and 12 Lead ECG interpretation for field diagnosis, as well as pharmacological and electrical interventions for treatment. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2544. The student may register for either EMSP 2444 or EMSP 2544, but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2544. The student may register for either EMSP 2444 or EMSP 2544, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2463 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Clinical - Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Current CPR certification, (2) Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher, (3) Completion of EMSP 2260, EMSP 2261, and EMSP 2143.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search and a drug screen as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from all EMSP courses.
Course Description: A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (19 Ext.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


EMSP 2534 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Medical Emergencies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMSP 1338 or 1438, and EMSP 2444 or 2544.
Course Description: A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2434. The student may register for either EMSP 2534 or EMSP 2434, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec., 2 Lab.)


EMSP 2544 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Cardiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: (1) Completion of Department of State Health Services approved Emergency Medical Technician Course, or certification by Completion of Department of State Health Services or National Registry of EMT's as Emergency Medical Technician, (2) current CPR certification as health care provider, (3) demonstrated competency in math and reading, and (4) Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics course or equivalency.
Course Description: Assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies. Includes single and multi-lead ECG interpretation. This course is cross-listed as EMSP 2444. The student may register for either EMSP 2444 or EMSP 2544, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (5 Lec., 1 Lab.)


EMSP 2563 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical-Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the following courses: (1) EMSP 2338 (EMS Operations), (2) EMSP 2143 (Assessment Based Management), and (3) EMSP 2362 (Clinical-EMT Paramedic).
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (15 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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