Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic AAS
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
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The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry-level Paramedics who can service the community with advanced life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for National registry testing and certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employment opportunities for Paramedics are available with ambulance, aeromedical, fire and rescue services hospitals, local, state and federal government agencies and humanitarian relief organizations.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information. To be eligible to begin taking EMS courses, students are required to have transcripts of previous high school and college courses sent to John Tyler Community College, and apply for admission to the program. Per Virginia OEMS Regulation students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the beginning of any ALS certification program and hold, at a minimum, a high school or general equivalency diploma.
Special Accreditation Status
The John Tyler Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
|Required Courses||CR.||Pre-requisite Courses||Approved Course Substitutions|
|SDV 101 Orientation to Health Sciences||1||SDV 100|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3||See Placement Test Scores|
|BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic||7||See Placement Test Score Requirements; EMS 100 or CPR Certification||EMS 112 and EMS 113|
|EMS 120 Emergency medical Technician – Basic Clinical *||1||See Placement Test Score Requirements; EMS 112 or Co-Requisites||See Note 1|
|Eligible for EMT Certification (REQUIRED before taking EMS 151 and higher, and must be maintained throughout the program)|
|HLT 143 Medical Terminology||3||HIM 111; HLT 230|
|EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support||4||See Note 2|
|EMS 152 Advanced medical Care||2||Current EMT Certification; EMS 151||See Note 3|
|EMS 170 ALS Internship I||1|
|Eligible for Advanced EMT Certification|
|EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition||2||EMS 111 and EMS 120|
|EMS 154 ALS Cardiac Care||2||EMS 153||See Note 3|
|EMS 157 ALS Trauma Care||3||EMT-B Certification and EMS 151|
|EMS 159 ALS Special Populations||3||EMS 151 and EMS 153, EMS 155|
|EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II||1||EMT-B Certification|
|EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II||1||EMT-B Certification, EMS 170 and EMS 172|
|Eligible for Intermediate Certification|
|BIO 142 Anatomy & Physiology II||4||BIO 141|
|ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts||3||See Note 6|
|EMS 201 EMS Professional Development||3||EMT-B Certification|
|EMS 205 Advanced Pathophysiology||4||EMT-B Certification|
|EMS 207 Advanced Patient Assessment||3||EMT Certification|
|EMS 242 ALS Clinical Internship III||1||EMS 155, EMS 159, EMS 172 and EMS 173|
|EMS 243 ALS Field Internship III||1||EMS 155, EMS 159, EMS 172 and EMS 173|
|Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3||See Note 4|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3||See Note 4 and 5|
|EMS 209 Advanced Pharmacology||4||EMT Certification; EMS 151, EMS 205, EMS 207, BIO 141, BIO 142|
|EMS 211 Operations||2||EMS 201, EMS 207, EMS 242, and EMS 243|
|EMS 244 ALS Clinical Internship IV||1||EMS 201, EMS 207, EMS 242 and EMS 243|
|EMS 245 ALS Clinical Internship V||1||EMS 201, EMS 207, EMS 242 and EMS 243|
|Total Minimum Credits to Complete||71|
- EMS 120 must be taken concurrently with EMS 111 or EMS 113.
- Students must pass cognitive and practical capstone assessments to obtain eligibility to test for EMT Certification.
- Students who have completed EMS 155 will receive credit for EMS 152 and 154
- The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceptual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives. PSY 230 will fulfill a pre-nursing PSY requirement.
- The social/behavioral science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY and SOC. Students must pass cognitive and practical capstone assessments to obtain eligibility to test for All Certification levels.
- Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or our internal exam.
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