2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Emergency Medical Services


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES -- CREDENTIAL FOR CRITICAL CARE PROFESSIONALS

Gainful Employment Information

(Enhanced Skills Certificate)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and 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: ES.EMS.CRED/CRITICAL

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 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 2463).

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.

Those who are Texas certified EMT's and enrolled in this program are also eligible for credit for EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 via credit-by-exam.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EMSP 2553 Emergency Medical Services Certification for Health Care Professionals 5
EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures 2
EMSP 2463 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician(EMT Paramedic) 4
11
Minimum Hours Required 11

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES -- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN BASIC

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(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this certificate 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.EMTBASIC.12

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. (2) Demonstrated competency in DMAT 0090, DREA 0091, and DWRI 0091.

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
EMSP 1391 Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician OR 3
EMSP 2300 Methods of Teaching - Emergency Medical Service (3)
EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures OR 2
+Elective Language Elective (3)
++Elective Speech or English Elective 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3
17-18

Minimum Hours Required 17-18

COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENT NOTE: +Language Elective - must be selected from the following:

SPAN 1300 Beginning Spanish Conversation I 3
SGNL 1301 Beginning American Sign Language I 3

ENGLISH, SPEECH REQUIREMENTS NOTE:

++Speech OR English Elective - must be selected from the following:

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

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 -- PARAMEDICINE

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and 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: AAS.EMS.PARAMED.14

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 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 College Paramedic Program are eligible for credit for EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 via credit-by-exam.

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 requirement of "C" or better for ALL the courses in the Brookhaven College Paramedicine AAS is required.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITE

SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
4

SEMESTER I

SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
EMSP 1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice 4
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 2260 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician(EMT Paramedic) 2
13

SEMESTER II

EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 1391 Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
EMSP 2261 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician(EMT Paramedic) 2
15

SEMESTER III

EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2430 Special Populations 4
EMSP 2305 EMS Operations 3
EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management 1
EMSP 2463 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 4
16

SEMESTER IV

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective Speech or Foreign Language Elective 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
12
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Speech or Foreign Language Elective - must be selected from the following:

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPAN 1300 Beginning Spanish Conversation I 3

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

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 -- PARAMEDICINE

(Level II Certificate)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and 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: C2.EMS.PARAMED.14

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 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 College Paramedic Program are eligible for credit for EMSP 1501 and 1160 via credit-by-exam.

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 requirement of "C" or better for ALL the courses in the Brookhaven College Paramedicine Certificate is required.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITE

SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
4

SEMESTER I

SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
EMSP 1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice 4
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
15

SEMESTER II

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3
EMSP 2260 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician(EMT Paramedic) 2
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2261 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician(EMT Paramedic) 2
14

SEMESTER III

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
EMSP 2430 Special Populations 4
EMSP 2305 EMS Operations 3
EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management 1
EMSP 2463 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician(EMT Paramedic) 4
15
Minimum Hours Required 48

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

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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