2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Emergency Medical Services

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES -- CREDENTIAL FOR CRITICAL CARE PROFESSIONALS

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Enhanced Skills Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: ES.EMS.CRED.CRIT.19

This award combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for medical professionals seeking certification as a Paramedic with the Texas Department of State Health Services. The student will be introduced to patient assessment, airway, medical, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, and trauma management from a pre-hospital care perspective along with the psychomotor skills to support these activities.

An associate's degree or higher in the health care discipline is required. Students must:

  • Fulfill all requirements for admission to both the college and the EMS Program.
  • Submit a completed admission application packet to the EMS program office at Brookhaven campus on or before the enrollment period deadline. Information appointments are available to further discuss the application process and required documentation for the program.
  • Provide proof of immunizations.
  • Purchase professional liability insurance unless provided by employer with a letter on file. Students cannot attend clinical without Professional liability insurance that is valid throughout the course.
  • Have a current valid professional license as a physician, physician assistant, nurse, or respiratory therapist AND a minimum of 24 months of patient care in an emergency department or critical care unit within the past five years.

Student must have:

  • A current valid certificate of completion of an Emergency Care and Safety Institute, American Red Cross, or American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR) for Professional Rescuers/Healthcare Providers course.
  • A current valid certificate of completion of an American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support course (ACLS).

Upon successful completion of the first 48 contact hours section of the program, students are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT exam for the EMT basic level. Documentation of successful completion must be submitted prior to advanced-level clinical assignments (EMSP 2265).

Those who are successful continue their course work for the award at the paramedic level. Completers are then eligible to take the exam for registration as a Paramedic through the National Registry of EMT. Upon successful completion of that examination, the student is eligible to apply for certification as a Paramedic in the State of Texas.

Students must test, and earn, the EMT-Basic NREMT registration, or DSHS certification, during this course, AND prior to beginning the advanced clinical assignments (EMSP 2463). Students will attend two 24-hour ambulance basic-level internships; AND, when eligible, eight to ten, 24-hour MICU-ambulance advanced-level internships. Uniforms are required for clinical and internship sessions.

Texas certified EMT's enrolled in the Brookhaven campus Paramedic Program are eligible for credit for EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1164.

A minimum grade of "C" or better for ALL EMSP courses is required.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 2553 Emergency Medical Services Certification for Health Care Professionals 5
EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures 2
EMSP 2265 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 9

 

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NOTE: This program is THECB Approved Program of Study (POS).

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES -- EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES/PARAMEDIC AAS

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Brookhaven campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.EMSPARAMEDIC

This award combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for those seeking certification or license as a Paramedic with the Texas Department of Health Services.

Applicants must:

  • Fulfill all requirements for admission to both the college and the EMS Program.
  • Meet the State TSI requirements.
  • Complete the prerequisite course in Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Submit a completed admission application packet to the EMS program office at Brookhaven campus on or before the enrollment period deadline. Information appointments are available to further discuss the application process and required documentation for the program.

Upon successful completion of all course work for the degree, the student is eligible to take the exam for registration as a Paramedic through the National Registry of EMT. Upon successful completion of that examination, the student is eligible to apply for certification or license as a Paramedic in the State of Texas.

Texas certified EMTs enrolled in the Brookhaven campus Paramedic Program are eligible for credit for EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1164.

Prerequisite: Documentation of successful completion of the National Registry of EMT exam must be submitted prior to registration. Paramedic candidates must show proof of more than six months of active (two or more patient encounters/24 hrs) EMS experience; OR have completed the BHC EMT basic program in the preceding two semesters; OR successfully completed (score of 70% or higher) the paramedic Entrance Exam administered through FISDAP. A current valid certificate of completion of an Emergency Care and Safety Institute, American Red Cross, or American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR) for Professional Rescuers/Healthcare Providers is required to enroll in any EMSP class and clinical/internships.

Proof of completed immunizations are required. All candidates must submit, and pass, a criminal background check and a drug-screen at student's expense.

A minimum grade of "C" or better for ALL EMSP courses is required.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician AND 5
EMSP 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
EMSP 2471 Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics 4
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development (3)
EMSP 2206 Emergency Pharmacology 2
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 2164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2430 Special Populations 4
EMSP 2165 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 2137 Emergency Procedures 1
EMSP 2305 EMS Operations 3
EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management 1
EMSP 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2
EMSP 1391 Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician OR 3
EMSP 1305 Emergency Care Attendant * (3)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
Semester Total 13
Minimum Hours Required 60

* High School dual credit option only.

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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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES -- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN BASIC

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Brookhaven Campus)

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.EMS.EMTBASIC.20

This Level 1 Certificate combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for those seeking certification as an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 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 - Basic through the National Registry of EMT. Upon successful completion of that examination, the student is eligible to apply for certification as an EMT-Basic in the State of Texas.

Prerequisite: (1) 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 language elective particularly Spanish and American Sign Language are recommended for the professional EMS provider.

A minimum grade of "C" or better for ALL EMSP courses is required.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
EMSP 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
EMSP 1391 Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician OR 3
*EMSP 1305 Emergency Care Attendant (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (3)
Semester Total 18
Minimum Hours Required 18

*High School Dual Credit Option

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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PARAMEDIC

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Brookhaven Campus)

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.EMS.PARAMEDIC.21

The Paramedic Certificate option is for students already certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. Potential students will be considered on an individual basis to determine if they have an adequate educational and EMS background.

This certificate is in compliance with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Commission on Accreditation of EMS Programs (CoAEMSP). It includes classroom, laboratory and practicum (clinical and field instruction) which shall include supervised experiences in multiple hospital departments as well as with a licensed EMS provider and in other settings as needed to develop the competencies defined in the EMS National Standard curriculum.

NOTE: Classes are offered as cohort based with students expected to start and finish in their particular cohort. These cohorts will be offered at night, shift-based, and fast-track/academy style lasting between 7 and 13 months.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
+EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
+EMSP 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
EMSP 2471 Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics 4
Prerequisite Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 2206 Emergency Pharmacology 2
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
EMSP 2165 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
Semester Total 17
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2430 Special Populations 4
EMSP 2137 Emergency Procedures 1
EMSP 2305 EMS Operations 3
EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management 1
EMSP 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paradmedic) 2
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 42

+EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1164 prerequisite courses may be met by holding a current, active and valid National Registry or Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Six credit hours can be awarded for EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1164 after completion of the Paramedic program.

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES -- PARAMEDICINE

(Level 2 Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Brookhaven Campus)

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C2.EMS.PARAMED.19

This award combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for those seeking certification only as a Paramedic with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Applicants must:

  • Fulfill all requirements for admission to both the college and the EMS Program.
  • Meet the State TSI requirements.
  • Complete the prerequisite course in Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Submit a completed admission application packet to the EMS program office at Brookhaven campus on or before the enrollment period deadline. Information appointments are available to further discuss the application process and required documentation for the program.

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

Texas certified EMTs enrolled in the Brookhaven campus Paramedic Program are eligible for credit for EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1164.

Prerequisite: Documentation of successful completion of the National Registry of EMT exam must be submitted prior to registration. Paramedic candidates must show proof of six months or more of active (two or more patient encounters/24 hrs) EMS experience; OR have completed the BHC EMT basic program in the preceding two semesters; OR successfully complete (score of 70% or higher) the paramedic Entrance Exam administered through FISDAP. A current valid certificate of completion of an Emergency Care and Safety Institute, American Red Cross, or American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR) for Professional Rescuers/Healthcare Providers is required to enroll in any EMSP class and clinical/internships.

Proof of completed immunizations are required. All candidates must submit, and pass, a criminal background check and a drug-screen at student's expense.

A minimum grade of "C" or better for ALL EMSP courses is required.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
EMSP 2471 Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics 4
EMSP 2206 Emergency Pharmacology 2
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 2164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2430 Special Populations 4
EMSP 2165 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 2137 Emergency Procedures 1
EMSP 2305 EMS Operations 3
EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management 1
EMSP 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 42

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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