2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Emergency Medical Services
Degree Plan: Paramedicine Level I Certificate


(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.PARAMED.12

This Level 1 Certificate plan 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.

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: Completion of a Texas Department of Health Services and/or National Registry of EMT approved EMT course of studies is required to enroll in any paramedic-level EMSP class. A current Texas Department of Health Services EMT or higher certification is required to enroll in paramedic-level clinical/internships. Documentation of EMS certification must be submitted prior to the end of EMSP 1438. 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 (or equivalent at the discretion of the program) is required to enroll in any EMSP class and clinical/internships.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 1438.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402 is required to enroll in EMSP 2434.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMSP 2260, EMSP 2261, and POFT 1301 is required to enroll in EMSP 2463.

Corequisite: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in EMSP 2143 is required to enroll in EMSP 2463.

Corequisite: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in POFT 1301 is required to enroll in EMSP 2444 or EMSP 2544.

Corequisite: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402 is required to enroll in EMSP 1356.

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
POFT 1301 Business English 3
EMSP 2260 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2
12

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 Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2
EMSP 2338 EMS Operations 3
12

SEMESTER IV

EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management 1
EMSP 2463 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 4
5
Minimum Hours Required 37-38

Prerequisite: Completion of a Texas Department of Health Services and/or National Registry of EMT approved EMT course of studies is required to enroll in any paramedic-level EMSP class. A current Texas Department of Health Services EMT or higher certification is required to enroll in paramedic-level clinical/internships. Documentation of EMS certification must be submitted prior to the end of EMSP 1438. 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 (or equivalent at the discretion of the program) is required to enroll in any EMSP class and clinical/internships.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 is required to enroll in EMSP 1438.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402 is required to enroll in EMSP 2434.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMSP 2260, EMSP 2261, and POFT 1301 is required to enroll in EMSP 2463.

Corequisite: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in EMSP 2143 is required to enroll in EMSP 2463.

Corequisite: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in POFT 1301 is required to enroll in EMSP 2444 or EMSP 2544.

Corequisite: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402 is required to enroll in EMSP 1356.

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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