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Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services

Program Chair
Ritchie Powers
Health Bldg
(479) 508-3326
rpowers@atu.edu

Instructor
Lance Greathouse
Paramedic

This program is designed to meet the educational and training needs of those individuals who wish to gain Arkansas Depatment of Health Licensure and National Registry of EMT's Certification as a Paramedic. Career opportunities exist with air and ground emergency medical services, fire departments, medical centers and industry. Among other chracteristics, a Paramedic should possess dignity, empathy and tolerance. Under the direction of a physician, the student will be presented with aterial to aid them in: assessment of the pre-hospital needs of the acutely ill or injured patient, triage, basic as well as advanced life support, communication skills and maintaining the level of care as the patient is transported to a health care facility.

The student must complete all courses in the previous semester with at least 75% to be eligible for the next level of the Paramedic program. Students must also pass the end of course assessment to be recommended for the National Registry of EMT's exam. Arkansas EMT certification must be obtained by the student prior to enrollment in EMTP 1223 Clinical Practicum I and EMTP 1231 Lab I.

Curriculum in Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Proficiency

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
EMTP 1007 Emergency Medical Technician 7
Total 7
Note: In order for the Certificate of Proficiency to be awarded, a grade of "C" must be earned in EMTP 1007.

Curriculum in Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Proficiency

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
EMTP 1107 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 7
Total 7
Note: In order for the Certificate of Proficiency to be awarded, a grade of "C" must be earned in EMTP 1007.

Curriculum in Paramedic Technical Certificate

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
Prerequisites
EMTP 1007
or
EMTP 1107
Emergency Medical Technician
or
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
7
EMTP 1103 Life Span Development 3
EMTP 1113 Pharmacology 3
EMTP 1133 Anatomy and Physiology 3
Total 16
Summer I
EMTP 1213 Pre-Hospital Environment 3
EMTP 1223 Clinical Practicum I 3
EMTP 1231 Lab I 1
Total 7
Fall
EMTP 1303 Cardiology 3
EMTP 1304 Medical Emergencies I 4
EMTP 1305 Clinical Practicum II 5
EMTP 1331 Lab II 1
Total 13
Spring
EMTP 1401 Lab III 1
EMTP 1403 Medical Emergencies II 3
EMTP 1413 Clinical Practicum III 3
EMTP 1423 Paramedic Internship I 3
EMTP 1424 Trauma Management 4
Total 14
Summer I
EMTP 1504 Paramedic Internship II 4
EMTP 1512 Assessment Based Management 2
Total 6

Curriculum in Paramedic Associate of Applied Science Degree in Allied Health

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
BUS 1303
or
COMS 1003
or
COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
3
EMTP 1007
or
EMTP 1107
Emergency Medical Technician
or
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
7
MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra 3
TOTAL 13
Spring
Any approved Social Science 3
EMTP 1103 Life Span Development 3
EMTP 1113 Pharmacology 3
EMTP 1133 Anatomy and Physiology 3
ENGL 1013 Composition 1 3
Total 15
Summer I 3
EMTP 1213 Pre Hospital Environment 3
EMTP 1223 Clinical Practicum I 3
EMTP 1231 Lab I 1
Total 7
Fall
EMTP 1303 Cardiology 3
EMTP 1304 Medical Emergencies I 4
EMTP 1305 Clinical Practicum II 5
EMTP 1331 Lab II 1
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 16
Spring
EMTP 1401 Lab III 1
EMTP 1403 Medical Emergencies II 3
EMTP 1413 Clinical Practicum III 3
EMTP 1423 Paramedic Internship I 3
EMTP 1424 Trauma Management 4
Total 14
Summer I
EMTP 1504 Paramedic Internship II 4
EMTP 1512 Assessment Based Management 2
Total 6