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.

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.

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

General Education Requirements

BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: SC1

4

BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab: SC1

4

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

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

Paramedic

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BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab: SC1

4

BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab: SC1

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

53