Emergency Medical Services Courses
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|The curriculum for the EMT course is designed to provide students with the essentials to serve as and EMT. The curriculum is based on the National Standard curriculum and includes training in responding to emergencies, providing efficient and immediate care to the ill and injured, safe transport of the patient to a medical facility, prioritizing patient care, determine the nature and extent of illness or injury, lifting, moving and patient handling, and maintenance of ambulance and equipment in good operating condition. Skills taught in this course include basic first aid, basic life support, airway management, ventilating patients, CPR, controlling hemorrhage, treatment of shock, bandaging and splinting, childbirth, cardiac, diabetic, allergic, behavioral, and environmental emergencies, suspected poisonings, use of 6 patient assisted medications, radio communications, mass casualty scene management, and hazardous materials scene management. Student must be able to lift 50+ pounds.|
|EMS 1200||AEMT-Advanced EMT||5.00|
|The A-EMT curriculum utilizes information and skills acquired in the EMT course and includes key advanced-care skills. The curriculum is based on the National Standard curriculum and includes skills in advanced life support, patient assessment skills, advanced airway adjuncts, intravenous therapy, defibrillation, medication administration of specified medications, and interpretation of basic cardiac dysrhythmias|
|HLOC 1050||Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)||0.50|
|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 twice a month. To register for the course, students must contact the EMS secretary @ 879-4951 for dates and times. Fee required.|
|HLOC 1060||First Aid||0.50|
|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 once a month. To register for the course, students must contact the EMS secretary @ 879-4951 for dates and times. Fee required.|
Paramedic Program/EMS Associate of Applied Science
The paramedic program is a one year (3 semester) program beginning spring semester each year and ending after fall semester.
The EMS Associate of Applied Science 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 and management positions.
The EMS Associate of Applied Science requires the courses listed below as well as those listed on the Admissions page.
For a course schedule for the EMS Associate of Applied Science, click here.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|EMS 2200||Paramedic Training I||7.50|
|This is the first course in a five-course series. The course includes lecture and laboratory training in topics such as EMS communications, wellbeing of the paramedic, medical/legal responsibilities, pharmacology, intravenous therapy, medication administration, Pathophysiology, history taking, patient assessment, and advance airway skills. This course is offered spring semester only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Paramedic program.|
|EMS 2300||Paramedic Training II||7.50|
|This course includes lecture, laboratory training, and field rotations. Topics include but are not limited to cardiac emergency management, synchronized cardioversion, cardiac pacing, cardiac drugs, MEGA Code, Cardiac Rhythm interpretation, 12 lead ECG, and static and dynamic cardiology. ACLS certification course is included in the course curriculum. Field rotations include 36 hrs of observation shifts and 72 hrs of ambulance rotations with contracted ambulance and fire facilities, and various clinical shifts in association with didactic curriculum. This course is offered spring semester only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Paramedic program. EMS 2200, or taken concurrently|
|EMS 2400||Paramedic Training III||8.00|
|This course includes lecture and laboratory training in topics such as pediatric emergency management, OB/Gyn emergencies, cold weather rescue, environmental emergencies, Neurology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary emergencies, toxicology, hematology, allergies and anaphylaxis, Nasogastric tube insertion, and foley catheter insertion. 120 hours of field rotations and multiple clinical rotations are included in the curriculum. PEPP certification is also obtained during this course. This course is offered summer semester only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Paramedic program. EMS 2300|
|EMS 2500||Paramedic Training IV||8.00|
|This course includes lecture and laboratory training in topics such as trauma systems, spinal immobilization, hemorrhage and shock, head and facial trauma, musculoskeletal injuries, bandaging and splinting, thoracic trauma, abdominal trauma, extrications, mass casualty scenes, abuse and neglect, crime scene awareness, and hazardous materials. PHTLS certification is also obtained during this course. This course is offered summer semester only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Paramedic program. EMS 2400 or taken concurrently|
|EMS 2600||Paramedic Training V||12.00|
|This course is designed to give the student a wide variety of in-field opportunities that have not been directly correlated with previous paramedic courses or directly related to specific paramedic topics. It provides hands-on practice of current and previously learned skills. It includes lecture and out of classroom education in high angle rescue, swift water rescue, farmedic course, aeromedicine, ongoing field assessment and evaluation of the student’s performance and competency. It will assist the student in preparation for the National Registry certification and Utah state certification. AMLS certification is also obtained during this course. This course is offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Paramedic program. EMS 2500.|
|Clinical & Field Requirements|
|The Paramedic Program requires extensive clinical and field training outside of the classroom, as well. Each student is responsible for maintaining a current ongoing account of all clinical activity as described and directed by the Program Coordinator and in accordance with the Utah State guidelines-EMS Division.|
|These hours and assessments will be completed at various hospitals, see the Resources page for a list of locations.|