Arapahoe Community College

2014-2015 Catalog

Emergency Medical Services- Paramedicine AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

CIP 510904 (PMD)

This program is offered in partnership with HealthONE EMS in Englewood, CO and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs. This program is offered two times per year. Students have the option of attending full-time or part-time.

The Paramedicine Program has four components: Lecture, Lab, Clinical and Field Internships. This is approximately 1200 hours. The student must complete all coursework, lecture, lab, clinical and field internship, as well as pass all academic and practical components before sitting for the National Registry Examination.

The program is designed to educate workers in the field of Emergency Medical Services. It begins with an entry-level EMT-Basic certificate program and includes an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine. Students should consult with an Emergency Medical Service faculty Advisor early in their College career to explore all of their educational options. Students must earn a “C” or better in all EMS courses to graduate. All students must complete a criminal background check prior to enrolling in this program.

This program assists students in advancing their careers in the EMS systems.

All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to apply for graduation upon completion of the program

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

The student must have the following to be considered for entrance into this program:

  • One year of documented EMT Basic or Intermediate field experience
  • Basic ECG Interpretation class
  • IV Approval
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR certificate
  • HEP B vaccination (or Titer)
  • MMR vaccination (2) (or Titer)
  • Tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years
  • TB Skin Test
  • CBI criminal background check
  • Must receive an acceptable score on the HOBET EKG and EMT – Basic entrance exams
  • The applicant must apply directly to HealthONE EMS (for the paramedic certificate) and to the College (to apply for the degree). Please call HealthONE EMS at 303.7886303 for more information or the School of Health Science and Engineering at 303.797.5991.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses

(21 credit hours)

BIO 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology I (GT-sc1)

4

BIO 202

Human Anatomy and Physiology II (GT-SC1)

4

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication OR

 

COM 126

Communication in Healthcare

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing

3

MAT 108

Technical Mathematics or higher

4

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology (GT-SS3)

3

Major Courses

(45 credit hours)

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 Preparatory

2

EMS 280

Paramedic Internship I

6

EMS 281

Paramedic Internship II

6

Total

66 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All courses required for this program must be completed with a "C" or better.
  • All students enrolled in this program MUST apply for graduation upon completion of the program
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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