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(Jefferson Davis Campus)

Fall Entry

Program Description

Paramedics are advanced-level providers of emergency care who are trained to care for patients in the field and while transporting patients to the hospital. They manage many emergencies including cardiac, respiratory, and trauma events. Paramedics conduct more extensive patient care than EMTs. They are licensed to administer medication, perform and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use other complex biomedical equipment.

This program is designed to prepare qualified* Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to become professional healthcare providers at the Paramedic level. Paramedic students successfully completing the program are eligible to write the National Registry Examination for Paramedic.

The curriculum meets the requirements of local, state, and national accrediting agencies. The program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS professions (CoAEMSP) 8301 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111-312 Rowlett, Texas 75088.

Program Outcomes

*for those students who are interested in the Paramedic program but are not yet qualified at the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) level, please contact your campus counselors or the Paramedic Program Director for advisement on how to qualify and enroll in the EMT-Basic course; EMT 1117.

Freshman Year

Prerequisite

Course Credit(s)
BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I (LEC/LAB) 4

Fall Semester

Course Credit(s)
EMS 1133 - Foundations of Paramedicine 3
EMS 1213 - Concepts of Airway and Respiratory Medicine 3
EMS 1325 - Concepts of Cardiovascular Medicine 5
BIO 2524 - Anatomy and Physiology II (LEC/LAB) 4

Spring Semester

Course Credit(s)
EMS 2715 - Concepts of Traumatic Medicine 5
EMS 2912 - Concepts of EMS Operations 2
EMS 1514 - Practicum I 4
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3
Fine Arts/Humanities Elective 3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course Credit(s)
EMS 1713 - Concepts of Neurological Medicine 3
EMS 1913 - Concepts of Reproductive Medicine 3
EMS 2314 - Medical Emergencies of the Secondary Assessment 4
EMS 1525 - Practicum II 5

Spring Semester

Course Credit(s)
EMS 2934 - Paramedic Capstone 4
EMS 2566 - Practicum III 6
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

Total Credits: 67

Note:

*It is recommended that the BIO 2524 be taken prior to entry to the program. If not, it is taken as a co-requisite taken before the third semester of the program and completed with a grade of 2.0 or better in order to be eligible to sit for the National Registry examination for Paramedic.