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Course Descriptions


EMT 235: Paramedic I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 121 OR
-Completion of BIOL 181 with a C or better and concurrent enrollment in BIOL 182 AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-An active IL EMT or EMT-Intermediate license

EMT 235 is first in a sequence of three courses designed to prepare students for paramedic licensure. Students must successfully complete all courses to qualify for licensure examinations. EMT 235 utilizes cognitive, psychomotor, and affective standard objectives specified in the U.S. Department of Transportation 1998 EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and the National EMS Education Standards. Students are exposed to preparatory divisions of the curriculum, including roles and responsibilities, medical-legal aspects, general principles of pathophysiology, and medication administration. The semester concludes with advance airway care, and advanced patient assessment and physical examination techniques. 11 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.