Academic Catalog 2023-2024

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Emergency Medical Services Education - Paramedic, Certificate of Technical Studies

The Emergency Medical Services Education programs prepare students to function as practitioners in the pre-hospital emergency medical environment. These curricula meet the requirements of local, state, and national accrediting agencies. Students who complete these programs successfully are eligible to take the National Registry Examinations. Certified EMTs find employment in pre-hospital healthcare, fire departments, emergency dispatch, security and safety settings.

Emergency Medical Services Education is a limited admissions program. All applicants must consult with the EMSE faculty prior to enrolling in Emergency Medical Services Education (EMSE) courses. To enroll in the EMT Career and Technical Certificate Program, (CTC), students must have completed all developmental reading requirements. Students must have the permission of the EMSE faculty to begin the program.

To enroll in the Paramedic C.T.S. program, students must:

  1. Be currently listed on the National Registry of EMT as an EMT or AEMT and maintain NREMT certification and Louisiana licensure as an EMT or AEMT during enrollment;
  2. Be eligible to enroll in MATH 1200 Survey of Mathematical Concept;
  3. Be eligible to enroll in ENGL 1010 English Composition I
  4. Document evidence of current professional-level proficiency in CPR.

Before entering the Paramedic Program, students must complete BIOL 1010 Intro Anatomy and Physiology and BIOL 1020 Intro Anatomy & Physiology Lab with
a grade of “C” or better.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Cognitive-Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, analyze, and evaluate information relevant to his or her role as an entry level Paramedic as defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum goals and objectives.
  2. Psychomotor-Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate technical proficiency in all the skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry level Paramedic.
  3. Affective-Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate personal behavior consistent with professional employer expectations for entry level Paramedic.

All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

BIOL 1010Intro Anatomy and Physiology3
BIOL 1020Intro Anatomy & Physiology Lab1
EMSE 1200Principles of Paramedic Care4
EMSE 1210Princ. of Paramedic Care Lab2
EMSE 1300Cardiac & Resp Emergencies4
EMSE 1310Cardiac & Resp Emerg Lab1
EMSE 1320Paramedic Internship I1
EMSE 1500Medical Emergencies4
EMSE 1510Medical Emergencies Lab1
EMSE 1520Paramedic Internship II1
EMSE 2200Special Populations in EMS4
EMSE 2210Special Populations in EMS lab1
EMSE 2220Paramedic Internship III1
EMSE 2300Trauma Emergencies4
EMSE 2310Trauma Emergencies Lab1
EMSE 2320Paramedic Field Practicum I1
EMSE 2400EMS Operations&Paramedic Rev2
EMSE 2420Paramedic Field Practicum II1
Total Hours37