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Emergency Medical Services Professions

EMT PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATE

Certificate

ACCTech

This award 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 Paramedic Certificate 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 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 at the National Registry 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 Paramedic Level II certificate 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
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, Texas 75088
phone: (214) 703-8445; fax: (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

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.

  Semester I Credit Hours
    BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4
  EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
  EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
    HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2
  ___
  12
  Semester II
  HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
  EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
  EMSP 2137 Emergency Procedures I 1
  EMSP 2338 EMS Operations 3
  EMSP 1261 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician--Paramedic Clinical I 2
  ___
  12
  Semester III
  EMSP 2352 Emergency Medical Services Research 3
  EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
  ___
  7
  Semester IV
  EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
  EMSP 2330 Special Populations 3
  EMSP 2260 Clinical-Emergency Medical EMT Paramedic-Paramedic Clinical III 2
  ___
  9
  Semester V
  +#  EMSP 2243 Assessment Based Management 2
  EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures II 2
  +#  EMSP 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2
  ___
  6
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  TOTALS 46

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course