Ozark Catalog

Certificates of Proficiency

Technical Certificates

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of General Studies

Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services

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

Instructor
Lance Greathouse

This program is designed to meet the educational and training needs of those individuals who wish to gain Arkansas Department 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 characteristics, a Paramedic should possess dignity, empathy and tolerance. Under the direction of a physician, the student will be presented with material 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 # Course Name Semester Hours
EMTP 1012 Foundations of Paramedicine 2
EMTP 1015 Emergency Medical Technician 5
Total 7
Note: In order for the Certificate of Proficiency to be awarded, a grade of "C" must be earned in EMTP 1012 and EMT 1015.

Curriculum in Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Proficiency

Course # 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 1107.

Curriculum in Paramedic Associate of Applied Science Degree in Allied Health

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
Fall
EMTP 1012 Foundations of Paramedicine 2
EMTP 1015 Emergency Medical Technician 5
ENGL 1013 Composition 1 3
HIT 1243 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Math II (or higher math) 3
TOTAL 16
Spring
Any approved Social Science 3
BST 1303

COMS 1003

COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
3
EMTP 1232 Pharmacology 2
EMTP 1233 Medical Emergencies I w/Lab 3
EMTP 1234 Clinical Practicum I 4
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 18
Summer I
EMTP 2111 Clinical Practicum II 1
EMTP 2112 Cardiology I 2
EMTP 2113 Life Span Development 3
Total 6
Summer II
EMTP 2211 Clinical Practicum III 1
EMTP 2212 EMS Operations 2
EMTP 2221 Cardiology II Lab 1
EMTP 2222 Cardiology II 2
Total 6
Fall
EMTP 2313 Medical Emergencies II 3
EMTP 2316 Paramedic Internship 6
EMTP 2322 Assessment Based Learning 2
EMTP 2323 Trauma Management 3
Total 14