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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Emergency Medical Services
Degree Plan: Paramedicine Level 2 Certificate

(Level 2 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: 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.