Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services



The EMS Certificate provides enhanced entry-level job training for employment in a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service and the EMS ride-along experience requirements for persons interested in entering a paramedic program. Included in the program is an 80 hour ride-along clinical with Metro Ambulance Services. Areas covered are special transportation training, an ambulance service operations and run simulation course, behind-the-wheel emergency driving course, proper lifting techniques plus interpersonal communication skills that paramedic schools and employers are seeking. Cleared criminal background check and completed TB skin test required.

Program Title:
Emergency Medical Services

Award Type:
Occupational Certificate

Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 26
Award Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate his/her role and responsibilities as a member of the emergency medical team.
  • Apply emergency medical safety principles in the work place.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in care management.
  • Assess patient for traumatic injuries.
  • Assess patient for medical illnesses.
  • Demonstrate clear oral communications.
  • Exhibit personal, professional and academic ethics.
  • Apply quality improvement concepts.
  • Classify patient conditions for treatments needed.
  • Demonstrate effective treatment skills.
  • Demonstrate safe transport of patients.
  • Demonstrate skills for the National Registry of EMT’s.

Career Opportunities:
The EMS Certificate prepare and enhances a person`s job opportunities for work as an EMT in a BLS medical transportation service or in a ALS service that combines EMT`s and paramedics. The certificate meets several prerequisites in course work and the ride-along ambulance experience required for entry into paramedic programs.

Choose Total Occupational Certificate Credits 26 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 13 Credits
EMSV1050 Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) 3
EMSV1100 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 6
EMSV1105 Ambulance Operations 2
EMSV1120 Ambulance Clinical 2
Technical Studies Electives: 10 Credits
COMM1040 Job Seeking Skills 2
CPLT1100 Essential Computer Applications 3
EMSV1000 Introduction to EMS Systems 1
EMSV1070 Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers 1
EMSV1080 Documentation for Emergency Medical Services 1
EMSV1115 Passenger Assistant Technician 1
EMSV1130 Emergency Vehicle Driving Skills 1
EMSV1135 Understanding EKGs 1
EMSV1140 CPR Instructor 1
EMSV1146 Medical Terminology for EMS/ER Personnel 3
EMSV1155 Phlebotomy Techniques 3
EMSV1170 ER Procedures and Clinical 3
EMSV1185 Critical Care Simulation Scenarios 1
EMSV1190 Intravenous (IV) Access 1
EMSV1195 International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) 1
EMSV1225 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 1
PHIL2400 Medical Ethics 4
General Education Required: 3 Credits
COMM2050 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM2060 Small Group Communication 3
General Education Electives: 0 Credits