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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROFESSIONS
    2014 - 2015 Emergency Medical Services Professions Program Information

    Program Options:
    AAS - Emergency Medical Services Professions
    Certificate - EMS Paramedic
    MSAA - Emergency Medical Services Professions




    Collin’s Emergency Medical Services Professions program establishes an excellent foundation for careers in emergency medicine and other related healthcare fields.

    This program has three options: The MSAA - Emergency Medical Services Professions prepares students for entry-level positions. Students completing the Certificate - EMS Paramedic are well positioned for higher paying jobs. Completion of the AAS - Emergency Medical Services Professions degree will benefit students seeking promotion in the EMS field.

    Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program to verify course transferability.

    ACCREDITATION
    The Collin College Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). They may be contacted at:
       1361 Park Street
       Clearwater, FL 33756
       727.210.2350
       www.caahep.org

    FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES / CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS STATEMENT
    Regulations governing this program require all applicants to meet specific functional abilities – some are without accommodations – for admission and / or successful completion of the program. The specific functional requirements are found in Functional Abilities / Core Performance Standards documents provided in the program information and application packets. Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodations are encouraged to contact the ACCESS department or Program Director as soon as this program is of interest.


    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    Registration is by permission only. Additional information and applications may be obtained from the Program Director or the Health Sciences Office.

    • Provide proof of high school graduation or GED
    • 18 years of age
    • Completion of program application
    • Complete Compass Reading Diagnostic (Minimum score 75); Compass Pre-Algebra Test (Minimum score 72)
    • Certified as American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Provider or Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
    • Personal interview
    • Drug test
    • Criminal history check
    • Completion of immunizations required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) *
    • Applicant must be in academic good standing with a 2.0 or higher GPA

    *

    It is important to note that one of the required vaccinations, Hepatitis B, consists of a three dose series, which can take up to 7 months to complete.  Individuals unable to receive the HBV must inform the Program Director. In such cases, the applicant must sign a declination form. All immunizations must be complete before the first clinical visit.

    Health InsuranceAll Emergency Medical Services students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each semester.


     
    AAS – Emergency Medical Services Professions or Certificate - EMS Paramedic  (Paramedic Students) Additional Admission Requirements:
        
    • Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry EMT - Basic
            Certification
         •  PSB examination for Allied Health Professionals (offered at specific times
             throughout the year)
         •  Completion of local college assessments in reading, writing and mathematics
             (must place at or above college-level in all assessments)



    AAS – Emergency Medical Services Professions
    66 - 67 credit hours

    PREREQUISITES
    EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT
    Paramedic) - Basic 1
    EMSP 1371 Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 1
    EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 1
    ENGL 1301 Composition I
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 2

    FIRST YEAR
    First Semester
    BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
    EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management
    EMSP 1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice
    PHED 1100 Beginning Weight Training 3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 4
    Second Semester
    BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
    EMSP 1161 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT
    Paramedic) - Advanced I
    EMSP 2444 Cardiology
    EMSP 2534 Medical Emergencies
    Summer
    EMSP 1162 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT
    Paramedic) - Advanced II
    EMSP 1355 Trauma Management

    SECOND YEAR
    First Semester
    EMSP 2160 Clinical - Emergency Medical (EMT Paramedic) -
    Advanced III
    EMSP 2330 Special Populations
    EMSP 2338 EMS Operations
    PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
    (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology 
    (See Social / Behavioral Sciences Options)
    Second Semester
    EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management (Capstone)
    EMSP 2248 Emergency Pharmacology
    EMSP 2267 Practicum - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)

    1. A student who has the EMT - Basic certification has met this requirement
    2. May substitute  MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332,
    MATH-1342, MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305,
    MATH-2312, MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414,
    MATH-2415, MATH-2417 or MATH-2419
    3. May substitute PHED-1102, PHED-1104, PHED-1106, PHED-1111,
    PHED-1112, PHED-1114, PHED-1116, PHED-1117, PHED-1118,
    PHED-1120, PHED-1121, PHED-1126, PHED-1127, PHED-1131,
    PHED-1136, PHED-1137, PHED-1140, PHED-1147 or PHED-1148
    4. May substitute SPCH-1321




    Certificate - EMS Paramedic
    42 credit hours

    PREREQUISITES
    EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT
    Paramedic) - Basic 1
    EMSP 1371 Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 1
    EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 1

    FIRST YEAR
    First Semester
    EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management
    EMSP 1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice
    Second Semester
    EMSP 1161 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT
    Paramedic) - Advanced I
    EMSP 2444 Cardiology
    EMSP 2534 Medical Emergencies
    Summer
    EMSP 1162 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT
    Paramedic) - Advanced II
    EMSP 1355 Trauma Management

    SECOND YEAR
    First Semester
    EMSP 2160 Clinical - Emergency Medical (EMT Paramedic) -
    Advanced III
    EMSP 2330 Special Populations
    EMSP 2338 EMS Operations
    Second Semester
    EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management (Capstone)
    EMSP 2248 Emergency Pharmacology
    EMSP 2267 Practicum - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)

    1. A student who has the EMT - Basic certification has met this requirement




    MSAA – Emergency Medical Services Professions
    9 credit hours

    EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) - Basic
    EMSP 1371 Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
    EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician


    Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.




    Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
    for that course.

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    Contact Information

    Primary Contact - Program Coordinator:
    James Shiplet
    CPC-B216A
    972.548.6848


    Program Director:

    Pat McAuliff
    CPC-A206
    972.548.6836



    Academic Advisor:
    Tori Hoffman
    CPC-D117E
    972.548.6779



    Department Website:
    http://www.collin.edu/ems