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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 Insurance – All 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 Algebra2


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 Speaking4

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 Semester
EMSP     1162       Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)
-
                              Advanced II
EMSP     1355       Trauma Management


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

EMSP     2160       Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (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.

EMT 001
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