Associate of Applied Science – Concentration in Emergency Medical Technology

This program is designed for students who already hold certification from the state of Arkansas or Texas to be a certified/licensed EMT.

The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for the Emergency Medical Associate of Applied Science degree at Texarkana College.

The Emergency Medical Technology Program offers applicants the option of pursuing a Paramedic Certificate or an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology. Candidates for the program are expected to be proficient in communication skills, math, science, computer, and leaning skills as well as to have the physical and mental abilities to practice in EMS.

The Emergency Medical Technology program at Texarkana College prepares qualified applicants to be members of the emergency medical services team. The various preparation levels allow the applicant to choose basic or advanced knowledge and skill development. Successful completion at any level entitles the individual to receive a certificate of completion from Texarkana College and to be eligible for application to challenge the State and/or National certifying exams.

The American Medical Association and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians require individuals pursuing an EMT career to be in good physical health, having good vision and color discrimination, and hearing. The EMT should also have the strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 100 pounds, manual dexterity, and be eligible for a driver’s license.

The EMT program conducts all levels of courses according to the National Training Course Curriculum as recommended by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is approved by the Texas and Arkansas Health Departments. The Emergency Medical Technology Program offer applicants the option of pursuing a certificate at the paramedic level, or an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Technology. Clinical experience, including ambulance and hospital, is individualized.

The Texarkana College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.

 

To contact CAAHEP:

25400 US Hwy 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

(727) 210-2350
mail@caahep.org
www.caahep.org

 

Paramedic Admission (completed prior to attending the first class)

  1. Submit a completed Application for Admission indicating Paramedic as your major and the date of desired enrollment.
  2. Submit an official high school transcript or GED scores and transcripts from all other colleges attended. Graduates of the EMT program must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible to challenge the state/national certification exams.
  3. Attend a personal guidance interview with the Health Sciences Enrollment Advisor located in the Health Sciences Building. Appointment is advised and can be obtained by phoning 903-823- 3351.
  4. Meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements. a. Satisfactory scores on all three parts of the TSI test.
  5. Provide verification of Current EMT, EMT-Intermediate, or Advanced EMT certification/licensure in the state where paramedic licensure will be sought.
  6. Submit documentation of successful completion of an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider course. Card/Certificate must not expire prior to the expected date of graduation. Initial and renewal courses are available from the Texarkana College Continuing Education Division
  7. Current physical exam documented on the Health Sciences Physical Examination Form. Note: Must be completed no more than 12 months prior to enrollment; however, the Admission Committee may request an updated physical exam.
  8. Hepatitis B Series documented three (3) injections taken on the Health Sciences Physical Examination Form or physician’s report. Note: if you have questions, contact the Paramedic Program Coordinator.
  9. Negative drug screen and clear background check. This is not required until notification of being accepted into the Paramedic Program has been received. The notification letter will provide instructions on the procedures for obtaining the drug screening and background check.
  10. Return Paramedic checklist to the Health Sciences Enrollment Advisor with an original signature and date.

Emergency Medical Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Degree Requirements: A minimum of 60 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA. In addition, a grade of “C’ or above is required in science and EMSP courses.

 

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
EMSP 1338
Introduction to Advanced Practice
3 EMSP 2444
Cardiology
4
EMSP 1356
Patient Assessment & Airway Management
3 EMSP 2434
Medical Emergencies
4
EMSP 2306
Emergency Pharmacology
3 EMSP 2330
Special Populations
3
EMSP 2361
Clinical – Paramedic I
3 EMSP 2362
Clinical – Paramedic II
3
Total 12   Total 14

 

Third Semester Hours   Fourth & Fifth Semesters Hours
EMSP 1355
Trauma Management
3 ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 (core)
Art Appreciation or Music Appreciation
3
EMSP 2243
Assessment Based Management
2 BIOL 2301 and BIOL 2101
Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
4
EMSP 2305
EMS Operations
3 ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3
EMSP 2364
Practicum – EMT
3 PSYC 2301 or PSYC 2314 (core)
General Psychology or Lifespan Growth & Development
3
BIOL 2302 and BIOL 2402
Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab
4
SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
3
BCIS 1305 or PSYC/EDUC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or Learning Frameworks
3
Total 11   Total

Emergency Medical Technology AAS Total

23

60

 

Program Information

Gainful Employment

Have questions about this program, the costs involved and what job prospects may exist in the marketplace?  Check our Gainful Employment report.

To learn more, please contact us.

Karen Holt
Health Science Enrollment Management Specialist
(903) 823-3351
email
James Smith
EMT Coordinator
(903) 823-3411
email
Courtney Shoalmire, MNSc, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
(903) 823-3142
email

EMT/Paramedic Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice

Fundamental elements associated with emergency medical services to include preparatory practices, pathophysiology, medication administration, and related topics. Prerequisite: Current EMT licensure and current A.H.A.BLS Healthcare Provider certification or equivalent course completion. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361.

EMSP 1355 Trauma Management

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1338, EMSP 2243, EMSP 2305, and EMSP 2364. Prerequisites: EMSP 1388, 1356, 2306, 2330, 2361, 2362, 2434, and 2444.

EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills required to reach competence in performing patient assessment and airway management. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1338, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2361.

EMSP 2243 Assessment Based Management

The capstone course of the EMSP program. summative experience covering comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management for the paramedic level. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, 1356, 2306, 2361, 2444, 2434, 2330, and 2362. Concurrent courses: EMSP 1355, 2305, and 2364.

EMSP 2305 EMS Operations

Knowledge and skills to safely manage multi-casualty incidents and rescue situations; utilize air medical resources; identify hazardous materials and other specialized incidents. Prerequisites: EMSP 2361, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2434, EMSP 2330, and EMSP 2362. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1355, EMSP 2243, and EMSP 2364.

EMSP 2361 Clinical-Paramedic I

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, and EMSP 2306.

EMSP 2330 Special Populations

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of ill or injured patients in diverse populations including neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, and other related topics. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361. Concurrent registration with EMSP 2444, EMSP 2434, and EMSP 2362.

EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology

Study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, routes of administration, and calculation of dosages. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1338, 1356, and 2361.

EMSP 2362 Clinical-Paramedic II

Health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361. Concurrent registration with EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, and EMSP 2434.

EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies including medical overview, neurology, gastroenterology, immunology, pulmonology, urology, hematology, endocrinology, toxicology, and other related topics. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361. Concurrent registration with EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, and EMSP 2362.

EMSP 2444 Cardiology

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies, including single and multi-lead EKG interpretation. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361. Concurrent registration with EMSP 2330, EMSP 2434, and EMSP 2362.

EMSP 2364 - Practicum

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Prerequisites: EMSP 2361, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2434, EMSP 2330, and EMSP 2362. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1355, EMSP 2305, and EMSP 2243.

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