Status: AWARD PLAN PUBLISHED
Emergency Medical Services Professions
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Associate of Applied Science Degree
This degree plan combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for the emergency medical health professional. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and initial treatment of the following: respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and nervous system problems; obstetrical, pediatric, geriatric and behavioral emergencies; bleeding and shock; all types of trauma and burns. The student will also receive information on pharmacology, toxicology, environmental and infectious diseases and all aspects of EMS Systems. American Heart Association ACLS and PALS and a trauma course certification are offered as part of the Program. Upon completion of all course work for the degree in Emergency Medical Services Professions, the student is eligible to take National Registry exams for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.
ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROFESSIONS PROGRAM AND ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED.
Division approval is required to register for any of the Emergency Medical Services Technology (EMSP) Courses. For information on applying for approval to register for EMSP courses, please visit the department website at: www.austincc.edu/health/emsp
The student must be enrolled in, or have completed, the following listed prerequisites: must hold Texas state certification as an EMT-Basic or eligible to test for National Registry at the EMT Basic Level, must document current competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and immunity to specific diseases, and will be required to pass a criminal background check and drug screening before admission into the program will be considered. Students must successfully complete a competency exam that may include didactic and skills assessments prior to admission into the program. Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination and must annually verify tuberculosis status.
The capstone courses for the Associate Degree are: EMSP 2243 an assessment based patient management course that allows the student to use all their skills in application to patient management and includes a comprehensive final examination; and EMSP 2266, an intensive internship on an EMS unit with an EMS field training officer.
The ACC EMS Professions program is nationally accredited through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, Texas 75088
phone: (214) 703-8445; fax: (214) 703-8992
Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up to date information on the program's web page at www.austincc.edu/health/ or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Offices at Eastview Campus, Room 8356 or Round Rock Campus, Room 3105.