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Degree Plans - Emergency Medical Services - Paramedicine Level I Certificate (Archived)

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES -- PARAMEDICINE

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.EMS.PARAMED.11

This Level 1 Certificate plan combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for those seeking certification (only) as an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Upon successful completion of all course work for the certificate, the student is eligible to take the exam for registration as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic through the National Registry of EMT. Upon successful completion of that examination, the student is eligible to apply for certification as an EMT-Paramedic in the State of Texas.

If you are a nationally certified EMT and enrolled in Brookhaven College, credit may be given for EMSP 1501 and 1160 via credit-by-exam.

Prerequisite: Completion of a Texas Department of Health Services and/or National Registry of EMT approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate course of studies is required to enroll in any paramedic-level EMSP class. A valid Texas Department of State Health Services EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certificate is required to enroll in paramedic-level clinical/internships. A current certificate of completion of an American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers (or equivalent) is required to enroll in any EMSP class and clinical/internships. A clear criminal background check and negative drug screen test are required to remain enrolled in any EMSP class. Successful completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 2434.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 1356 and subsequent paramedic program courses.

A language elective particularly Spanish and American Sign Language are recommended for the professional EMS provider.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EMSP 1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice 4
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 2260 Clinical-Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic 2
9

SEMESTER II

EMSP 2444 Cardiology OR 4
EMSP 2544 Cardiology (5)
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
8-9

SEMESTER III

EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2430 Special Populations 4
EMSP 2261 Clinical - Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic 2
EMSP 2338 EMS Operations 3
12

SEMESTER IV

EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management 1
EMSP 2463 Clinical - Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic 4
5
Minimum Hours Required 34-35

Prerequisite: Completion of a Texas Department of Health Services and/or National Registry of EMT approved EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate course of studies is required to enroll in any paramedic-level EMSP class. A valid Texas Department of Health Services EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certification is required to enroll in paramedic-level clinical/internships. A current certificate of completion of an American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers (or equivalent) is required to enroll in any EMSP class and clinical/internships.

Corequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 1356.

Successful completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 2434.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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