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Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program prepares students to become Emergency Medical Technicians at the entry level.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Certified Emergency Medical Technician

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Students desiring to further their emergency medical training and capabilities should consider the Emergency Medical Services Intermediate Career Studies Certificate or Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Associate of Applied Science degree after completing this certificate.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: The functional skills listed below apply to students entering the Pre-EMS Paramedic CSC, EMS – Emergency Medical Technician CSC, EMS –Intermediate CSC, EMS – Paramedic CSC, and EMS – Paramedic AAS degree. Students entering these programs must have the ability to:

  • Verbally communicate in person, via telephone and telecommunications using the English language;
  • Hear spoken information from co-workers, patients, physicians, and dispatchers and sounds common to the emergency scene;
  • Lift, carry, and balance a minimum of 125 pounds equally distributed (250 pounds with assistance), a height of 33 inches, and a distance of 10 feet;
  • Read and comprehend written materials under stressful conditions;
  • Use a prescribed format to document patient information in writing or by entry into a computer program;
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity and fine motor skills, with ability to perform all tasks related to quality patient care in a safe manner;
  • Bend, stoop, crawl, and walk on even surfaces; and
  • Meet minimum vision requirements to operate a motor vehicle within the state.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see http://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/ge_info_221-146-01.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. HRS.

LAB. HRS.

CRS. CRE.

EMS 1111,2,4
or 
EMS 112
1
and 
EMS 113
3,4

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
or
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic I
and
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic II

5

3

2

4

2

2

7

4

3

EMS 1204

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Clinical

0

2

1

BIO 1415

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

3

4

BIO 1425

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

3

4

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

Total

12

12

17

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician 17

06.01.14

1 Required CPR Certification is included as part of the course.

2 EMS 111 is a one semester certification course. EMS 112 and 113 are taken over two semesters. EMS 111 is equivalent to taking both EMS 112 and EMS 113.

3 EMS 112 is a prerequisite for EMS 113.

4 EMS 120 must be taken concurrently with EMS 111 and EMS 113.

5 BIO 141 is a prerequisite for BIO 142.