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Course Descriptions


EMT 101: Emergency Medical Technician

Prerequisite(s):
- There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however completion of placement tests or equivalent is required.

Prerequisite: Healthcare Provider CPR certification and high school diploma or GED must be on file. EMT 101 is an introduction to the principles and practices of pre-hospital emergency care based upon the current U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety national standard curriculum for providers of primary medical care at scenes of accident and/or illness. This course contains a variety of skills, which require fine-motor coordination. Students must also be physically able to lift and transfer patients safely and correctly. EMT 101 meets federal and state guidelines for EMT training, and students who successfully complete this course will be able to take the Illinois State or National Registry EMT licensure exam. 8 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.

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.

EMT 236: Paramedic II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 121 OR
-Completion of/concurrent enrollment in BIOL 182 AND
-EMT 235 with a grade of C or better AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-An active IL EMT or EMT-Intermediate license

EMT 236 is second 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 236 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. The medical division starts in this semester as the endocrine, toxicological, neurological, and gynecological and obstetrical emergencies, among others, are explored. Students learn to recognize cardiac dysrhythmias, administer cardiac medications, and assess and manage respiratory and cardiac disorders. 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.

EMT 237: Paramedic III

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 121 OR
-Completion of/concurrent enrollment in BIOL 182 AND
-EMT 236 with a grade of C or better AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-An active IL EMT or EMT-Intermediate license

EMT 237 is third 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 237 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. This semester is the trauma division as students learn structure and function of trauma systems, kinematics, and the implementation of care plans for trauma victims. The semester concludes with a discussion of ambulance operations and medical incident command Didactic formats include lecture and group learning. 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.