Emergency Medical Services

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Pikes Peak Community College offers a variety of courses in the Emergency Medical Services field. It is a Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Pre-hospital Care Division approved training center. It has the approval of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. The programs are implemented with the cooperation of local medical societies and emergency medical agencies.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program students should be able to:

  • Perform relevant EMS psychomotor skills
  • Interpret and apply EMS and general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting
  • Conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner
  • Effectively apply communication techniques in various situations

Emphasis Areas

Emergency Medical Technician

This program provides the Emergency Medical Technician the opportunity to complete the educational requirements for the AAS degree. This program offers education, training, and supervised clinical experiences to further prepare an EMT student to function in the pre-hospital setting such as urban/rural EMS, fire services, or contracted medical work with industrial, tactical, or expeditionary systems. Students will also be better equipped to apply for work with public and private healthcare institutions and correctional institutions under the scope of practice available to practitioners in Colorado.

General Education Requirements

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

MAT 107

Career Math

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

 

 

15

Additional Required Courses

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: SC1

4

BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab: SC1

4

EMS 121

EMT Fundamentals

3

EMS 122

EMT Medical Emergencies

4

EMS 123

EMT Trauma Emergencies

2

EMS 124

EMT Special Considerations

2

EMS 130

EMT Intravenous Therapy

2

EMS 138

Basic EMS Simulation Lab

3

EMS 140

Advanced Simulation Lab

3

EMS 170

EMT Clinical

1

EMS 181

EMT Internship

1.5

HPR 101

Customer Service in Healthcare

2

HPR 102

CPR for Professionals

0.5

HPR 178

Medical Terminology

2

PSY 238

Child Development: SS3

3

PSY 249

Abnormal Psychology: SS3

3

 

 

45

Total Credit Hours

60

Paramedic

This program provides the Emergency Medical Technician at the Paramedic level with the opportunity to complete the educational requirements for the AAS Degree in Emergency Medical Services. Options are designed for the Paramedic level to allow students an opportunity to pursue a career compatible with their interest. Paramedic cohorts begin each Fall. A cohort is comprised of AAS and certificate-seeking students. The application process opens at the start of each Spring semester. Students are required to be Colorado-certified EMTs and have completed BIO 201 with a C or higher to apply. The application process includes the TEAS V for Allied Health exam.

General Education Requirements

BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: SC1

4

BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab: SC1

4

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

 

 

17

Additional Required Courses

EMS 225

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

3

EMS 226

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice Lab

2

EMS 227

Paramedic Special Considerations

3

EMS 228

Paramedic Special Considerations Lab

2

EMS 229

Paramedic Pharmacology

3

EMS 230

Paramedic Pharmacology Lab

2

EMS 231

Paramedic Cardiology

5

EMS 232

Paramedic Cardiology Lab

1

EMS 233

Paramedic Medical Emergencies

4

EMS 234

Paramedic Medical Emergencies Lab

1

EMS 235

Paramedic Trauma Emergencies

4

EMS 236

Paramedic Trauma Emergencies Lab

1

EMS 237

Paramedic Internship Preparation

2

EMS 280

Paramedic Internship I

6

EMS 281

Paramedic Internship II

6

 

 

45

Total Credit Hours

62

Certificates

Emergency Medical Technician

EMS 121

EMT Fundamentals

3

EMS 122

EMT Medical Emergencies

4

EMS 123

EMT Trauma Emergencies

2

EMS 124

EMT Special Considerations

2

EMS 170

EMT Clinical

1

Total Credit Hours

12

EMT Enhanced Curriculum

Offers education, training and supervised clinical experience to further prepare an EMT student to function in the pre-hospital setting such as urban/rural EMS, fire services, or contracted medical work with industrial, tactical or expeditionary systems. Furthermore, students will be better equipped to apply for work with public and private healthcare institutions and correctional institutions. Emphasizes the enhanced EMT scope of practice available to practitioners in Colorado and elsewhere. Upon successful completion of the program individuals will obtain an Intravenous Therapy certification, Wilderness First Responder certification, and program completion certification for increased visibility during job applications.

Program co-requisites: EMS 121, EMS 122, EMS 123, EMS 124, and EMS 170 to begin

EMS 130

EMT Intravenous Therapy

2

EMS 138

Basic EMS Simulation Lab

3

EMS 140

Advanced Simulation Lab

3

HPR 190

Basic EKG Interpretation

2

HWE 129

Wilderness First Responder

4

Elective

Choose one elective from below

3

Total Credit Hours

17

Electives

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

Paramedic

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BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: SC1

4

or

 

 

BIO 106

Basic Anatomy & Physiology

(4)

EMS 225

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

3

EMS 226

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice Lab

2

EMS 227

Paramedic Special Considerations

3

EMS 228

Paramedic Special Considerations Lab

2

EMS 229

Paramedic Pharmacology

3

EMS 230

Paramedic Pharmacology Lab

2

EMS 231

Paramedic Cardiology

5

EMS 232

Paramedic Cardiology Lab

1

EMS 233

Paramedic Medical Emergencies

4

EMS 234

Paramedic Medical Emergencies Lab

1

EMS 235

Paramedic Trauma Emergencies

4

EMS 236

Paramedic Trauma Emergencies Lab

1

EMS 237

Paramedic Internship Preparation

2

EMS 280

Paramedic Internship I

6

EMS 281

Paramedic Internship II

6

Total Credit Hours

49

Additional information available on the Emergency Medical Services Department website at www.ppcc.edu/emergency-medical-services.