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Pharmacology for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)The intent of this course is to introduce the student to basic pharmacological concepts, principles of drug safety and basic drug categories. Legal aspects of drug administration, drug standards, and use of reference material will be included. The student will learn pharmacology topics that will be used in an advanced EMS setting.3EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor ApprovalEMSV1210View
Pathophysiology for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)The course is an introduction to the basic concepts of pathophysiology. The student will examine the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function and the resulting human response. Upon completion of the course, students will understand pathophysiological changes, including how pathological processes are manifested, progress in the body, and primary and secondary effects.5EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor ApprovalEMSV1215View
Cardiac CareThe course will prepare the Emergency Medical Provider to assess and manage those cardiac emergencies that result from coronary atherosclerosis, along with a number of conditions involving pathology of peripheral circulation. The interpretation of cardiac dysrhythmia receives primary emphasis in this course. Advanced Life Support Certification (ACLS) may be included.4EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor ApprovalEMSV1220View
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for EMTEMTs can find themselves in critical situations that require advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Although EMTs are not trained to provide advanced-level skills, there is much they can do to improve the quality of management, and thus the patient’s chance for survival by understanding ACLS and facilitating its administration by ALS providers. Teamwork is the cornerstone of ACLS care. Advanced life support can only function on a foundation of solid, ongoing basic life support practices. As such, an understanding of the principles of advanced life support will enhance the ability of EMTs to work in collaboration to increase the survival rates of patients. Most importantly, better teamwork will improve care not only during cardiac arrests, but also during all emergency calls.1Healthcare Provider Basic Life SupportEMSV1225View
Trauma CareThis course deals with the many aspects of trauma including: kinematics, evaluation, management, packaging and transport. The course will utilize learner techniques to allow the student to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. This class will include the International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) certification.3EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor ApprovalEMSV1230View
EMS SkillsEmergency Medical Services (EMS) skills focuses on the Basic and Advanced Life Support skills. These include: patient assessment, airway control with adjuncts, IV therapy, suctioning, communication skills, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) intubation, medication administration and other invasive techniques. The students may use high fidelity simulation throughout the course to assist them in mastering these skills.5EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor ApprovalEMSV1235View
Grammar/Writing IIDevelop basic writing skills. Students work on grammar, short paragraphs, and editing, using the standards of written American English. Classes utilize a computer lab to practice basic word processing and other basic computer skills.5Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment testESOL0821View
Reading IIThis course is for students who need to improve basic reading skills by practicing key reading strategies. It focuses on increasing students' ability to comprehend a variety of written material. Context clues and dictionary skills will also be covered to increase vocabulary.4Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment testESOL0822View
College Communication Skills IICommunication skills are critical for success in college. This course provides the knowledge and practice necessary to improve basic listening comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation skills in American English. Students work on these skills through activities such as listening to lectures, podcasts, and videos, taking notes, doing dictations, participating in discussions, interviewing, and giving presentations.3Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment testESOL0823View
Grammar/Writing IIIDevelop college writing skills. Students work on grammar, paragraphs, and editing, using the standards of written American English. Classes utilize a computer lab to practice writing, word processing, editing, and other basic computer skills.5Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment test OR ESOL0821 and ESOL0822 and ESOL0823 with a grade of C or betterESOL0831View