EMS-Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certification
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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 34 credit hours
Making fast, life-saving decisions is probably the most important thing a paramedic can do. If you want to help those who are hurt or in need, have an interest in the health care industry and are a quick, critical thinker, you might consider a career in the emergency medical sciences. Oklahoma City Community College offers a certificate of mastery in paramedic certification. This will give you the same training you need to enter the health care world without taking the general education requirements needed for a degree.

Courses identified by “C” (or “B”) within a program curriculum pattern must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (“B” or better) by students majoring in this program.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Entry Summer Semester
    BIO 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Support
    EMS 2013 Ems Operations 3 Major
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    BIO 1414 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Support
    EMS 1035 Paramedic Care IIntroduction and Patient Assessment 5 Major
    EMS 1041 Ems Fieldwork I Major
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    EMS 1115 Paramedic Care II A Trauma Emergencies Major
    EMS 1134 Paramedic Care II B Advanced Ems Skills Major
    EMS 1113 Ecg Interpretation and Procedures 3 Major
    EMS 1124 Pharmacology Major
    EMS 1051 Ems Fieldwork II Major
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (26 credit hours): [D](C)EMS 1035; (C)EMS 1113; (C)EMS 2013; (C)EMS 1041; (C)EMS 1051; [D](C)EMS 1115; (C)EMS 1124; [D](C) EMS 1134

    General Education Courses: None

    Life Skills Courses: None

    Support Courses: (8 credit hours) Biological Science: (C)BIO 1314; (C)BIO 1414

    All courses require a minimum of a "C" grade to qualify as a course prerequisite and to qualify the student for licensure.

    [D] This course has a clinical component that requires purchase of medical liability insurance, a physical, a clinical uniform, and an OSBI background investigation including a sex offender search.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.

    Criteria available in division office.

    Drug Testing: Drug testings is required for all students in the Division of Health Professions. Each student must have a random drug test prior to the first clinical assignment. The fee will be paid with the tuition and other fees for the semester in the program where actual clinical assignments begin. Random drug tests will be done on a predetermined date. Any break in continuous enrollment will require an additional random test. 

    Special Admissions Procedures: Background Checks: Due to clinical agency requirements, the Division of Health Professions requires an extensive nationwide Background Report which includes, but is not limited to, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) background searches for sex offender, violent offender, and criminal history.  The student is responsible for the cost of the Background Report, which must be paid by credit card or money order only. Clinical agency representative(s) review the reports that have any criminal history (or “hits on the designated areas of concern”). The facility alone can accept or deny clinical access to a student.  If a student is denied access to clinical sites, he/she will be unable to successfully complete the course or the program. Any break in continuous enrollment will require another complete Background Report.

    For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.occc.edu/certificates/

    Credentialing: The ability to sit for the licensure exam, to meet the eligibility requirements to practice as a Paramedic will be approved or denied by the National Registry of EMT's based on criminal history. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the National Registry of EMT's and determine eligibility. It is strongly recommended that this be done prior to enrollment in the program. 

    Accredited by: The Oklahoma City Community College EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score. An adequate biology placement test score or BIO 0123 or a college-level biological science class.
    4CREDITS

    Through a systematic study of the structure and function of the human body, its cells, tissues, organs and systems, the student will identify and describe basic anatomical structures and fundamental physiological processes that occur in health and disease for the major body systems. Laboratory work which requires dissection is an integral and required part of the course.

    BIO 1414 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    Prerequisites: BIO 1314
    4CREDITS

    With Human Anatomy & Physiology I as a foundation, the student will advance his or her study of the structure and function of the human body and will identify and describe more detailed anatomical structures and more comprehensive physiological processes that occur in health through a systematic survey of the major body systems. Laboratory work which requires dissection is an integral and required part of the course.

    Emergency Medical Sciences

    EMS 1035 - Paramedic Care IIntroduction and Patient Assessment
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite: BIO 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology I; Pre or corequisite: BIO 1414 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Corequisite: EMS 1041 EMS Fieldwork I
    5CREDITS

    Paramedic Care I introduces the student to basic EMS knowledge, life span development, an advanced level patient assessment, clinical reasoning, and the components of safe quality care. The student will be expected to accept accountability for personal learning and performance which reflects a fundamental understanding of EMS history and a complex understanding of EMS systems, roles, responsibilities, professionalism of EMS personnel, of quality improvement, patient, public and workforce safety, workforce wellness, documentation, communication, patient assessment, and research principles including ethics, legalities, and standards of paramedic practice. Includes Laboratory.

    EMS 1041 - Ems Fieldwork I
    Prerequisites: Corequisite: EMS 1035 Paramedic Care I
    1CREDIT

    The student will successfully complete required supervised hours and competencies in approved clinical and prehospital sites as determined by the OSDH, CAAHEP/CoAEMSP, and the program. The purpose of fieldwork is to allow the application of learned principles in the delivery of patient care.

    EMS 1051 - Ems Fieldwork II
    Prerequisites: Corequisite: EMS 1115 Paramedic Care IIA & EMS 1134 Paramedic Care IIB
    1CREDIT

    The student will successfully complete required supervised hours and competencies in approved clinical and prehospital sites as determined by the OSDH, CAAHEP/CoAEMSP, and the program. The purpose of fieldwork is to allow the application of learned principles in the delivery of patient care.

    EMS 1113 - Ecg Interpretation and Procedures
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    ECG Interpretation introduces the student to the electrical conduction system of the heart and basic ECG interpretation of cardiac rhythms and dysrhythmias and procedures related to the management of these dysrhythmias. The student will be expected to accept accountability for personal learning and performance which reflects a fundamental understanding of basic ECG interpretation, 12 lead interpretation including identification of acute myocardial infarction, application and acquisition of 12 lead ECG, defibrillation, cardioversion and transcutaneous pacing. This course is designed for paramedic students, nursing students, graduate nurses, CCU monitor technicians and other healthcare providers who require ECG interpretation skills.

    EMS 1115 - Paramedic Care II A Trauma Emergencies
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EMS 1035 Paramedic Care I; Corequisite: EMS 1134 Paramedic Care IIB; EMS 1124 Pharmacology; EMS 1051 EMS Fieldwork II
    5CREDITS

    Paramedic Care IIA is a study of all age groups of advanced assessment, pathophysiology, and management of trauma emergencies to include clinical reasoning and the development of treatment plans. The student will be expected to accept accountability for personal learning and performance which reflects a complex understanding of airway management, respiration and artificial ventilation, circulatory support, hemorrhage, all etiologies of shock, and resuscitation, and chest, abdominal, genitourinary, orthopedic, soft tissue, head, neck, face, nervous system, environmental and multi system trauma and to apply standards of paramedic practice.

    EMS 1124 - Pharmacology
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EMS 1035 Paramedic Care IIntroduction and Patient Assessment
    4CREDITS

    Pharmacology introduces the student to the principles of pharmacology, medication administration, major medication classes, and emergency medications. The student will be expected to accept accountability for personal learning and performance which reflects a comprehensive understanding of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, routes of administration, names, indications, contraindications, complications, mechanism of actions, side effects, interactions, dosages, and ability to apply knowledge and skills to determine appropriate pharmacological management within the paramedic scope of practice. Drug dosage calculations will be an integral part of this course.

    EMS 1134 - Paramedic Care II B Advanced Ems Skills
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EMS 1035 Paramedic Care I Corequisite: EMS 1115 Paramedic Care IIA; EMS 1124 Pharmacology; EMS 1051 EMS Fieldwork II
    4CREDITS

    Paramedic Care IIB is the practical application of pediatric, adult and geriatric advanced assessment, pathophysiology, and management of trauma emergencies to include clinical reasoning and the development of treatment plans. The student will be expected to accept accountability for personal learning and performance which reflects a complex understanding and ability to apply knowledge and skills in scenario based education of advanced airway management, respiration and artificial ventilation, circulatory access and support, hemorrhage control, and advanced skills related to all etiologies of shock and resuscitation, and demonstrate standards of paramedic practice. Includes Laboratory.

    EMS 2013 - Ems Operations
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    The student will summarize and interpret legal responsibilities of safe ambulance operations in Oklahoma; evaluate psychological and physical factors affecting safe emergency vehicle operations. The student will discuss medical incident command, hazardous materials incidents, crime scene awareness, rescue awareness, & operations, and ground crew training. The student will demonstrate techniques for gaining access to the patient, disentanglement, patient movement, and preparation for transport and recognize situations posing threats to patients, EMT's or bystanders and describe correct management of these situations. This course includes crew resource management principles, principles of safely operating a ground ambulance, and current required NIMS and HAZWOPER training.

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