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Programs of Study

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: In addition to the general college curricular admission requirements, students must have a current CPR card for either the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer.  Students without a current CPR card are encouraged to complete HLT 105 (CPR).  For students who cannot obtain a CPR card prior to registering for their first EMS course, a CPR class will be offered prior to the first day of class for EMS 111 or EMS 112.  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 career studies certificate.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS:  In addition to the regular college tuition and fees, the EMS program requires the items listed below.  These costs listed are subject to change.

  

Textbook and Workbook Fees

$198.00

Background Check and Drug Testing

$81.00

FISDAP Scheduler

$30.00

Uniforms (boots, belt, pants, Reynolds EMS program shirt)

$143.00

Testing Fees:

ODEMSA

National Registry Paramedic Cognitive Examination

 

$50.00

$70.00

Medical Check Up

varies according to student’s doctor fees

 

To determine current tuition and fees, visit www.reynolds.edu/pay_for_college/tuition.aspx or call the School of Nursing and Allied Health office at (804) 523-5375.  The instructor will inform students of the textbooks and other required learning materials needed in the syllabus for each course.

CONTINUATION IN THE PROGRAM:  To continue in the program, students must achieve a course grade of at least "B" (80) in each EMS course.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: The functional skills listed below apply to students entering the 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 1111,3
or 
EMS 112
1,2
and 
EMS 113
1,2,3

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 1203

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Clinical

0

2

1

BIO 1414

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

3

4

BIO 1424

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

03.11.15

1 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.

2 EMS 112 is a prerequisite for EMS 113.

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

4 BIO 141 is a prerequisite for BIO 142.