Degrees & Certificates

The following Degrees/Certificates are offered through the EMS Department:

CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)

This class will meet the needs of individuals who are interested in CPR training at multiple levels. The curriculum is through the American Heart Association. This course provides CPR certification at the Healthcare Provider level and meets the certification requirements of other Health Science programs. Skill techniques in basic life support airway management, cardiac compressions, choking, AED, and use of basic adjuncts are provided. Courses are a one day, approx. 4 hr class and are offered three times a month. To register for the course, students must contact the EMS secretary for dates and times. Fee required.

First Aid

This class is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are interested in basic first aid training. Techniques taught in this class include, but are not limited to bleeding control, stabilization of fracture-sprains-dislocations, environmental emergencies and heart saver CPR and AED. The intent of this class is to meet the needs of the community, agencies, health care providers, and individuals who have a required or personal interest in basic first aid. Courses are a one day, approx. 4 hr class and are offered three times a month. To register for the course, students must contact the EMS secretary for dates and times. Fee required.

PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support)

(Note: This is part of the paramedic program curriculum)

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

(Note: This is part of the paramedic program curriculum)

PEPP (Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals)

(Note: This is part of the paramedic program curriculum)

AMLS (Advances Medical Life Support)

(Note: This is part of the paramedic program curriculum)

EMT Training (Certificate)

Presents instruction in theory and practice of first aid. Provides the student with knowledge and skill necessary to meet common emergencies associated with injury and illness. Topics include CPR, bone and joint injuries, dressings and bandages, sudden illness, and emergency childbirth.

A-EMT-Advanced EMT Training (Certificate)

This course allows Basic Emergency Medical Technicians to continue their training in the areas of: extended patient assessment, Intravenous (IV) initiation and therapy, medical and legal considerations, advanced shock, pediatric vascular access, drug management of selected drugs, EKG management and recognition, and oral intubation.

Paramedic Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in pre-hospital emergency care, such as ambulance, fire department, search and rescue, law enforcement, communications, and volunteer service. Pre-hospital emergency care involves a wide scope of activities such as recognition and management of patients with heart disease, trauma, burns, poisoning, alcohol and drug abuse, childbirth, acute psychiatric disorders, and other medical emergencies.

EMS Associate of Applied Science

The Associate Degree is much broader than the Paramedic certification and provides opportunities for professional growth and better opportunities for job placement and advancement, career promotions, as well as increases options for job transfer.