CURRICULUM GUIDE

Emergency Medical Services
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0276  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

This degree program extensively prepares the individual for a career in
emergency medical services. Included in this curriculum are the Basic EMT and
Paramedic Certificate Programs as well as general education requirements.
Basic EMT courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Consumer and
Industry Services. The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in conjunction with the
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical
Services Professions.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all
colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1750, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS (See Note 1)                                    TOTAL: 61 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy (See Note 2)                                       4
BIOL 202    Human Physiology (See Note 2)                                    4
EMTA 101    Basic EMT I                                                      4
EMTA 102    Basic EMT II                                                     2
EMTA 103    Basic EMT III                                                    4
EMTA 104    Basic EMT IV                                                     2
EMTA 112    Basic EMT Clinical                                               2
PARA 221    Paramedic Medical Trauma I                                       5
PARA 222    Paramedic Medical Trauma II                                      5
PARA 231    Paramedic Cardiology I                                           3
PARA 232    Paramedic Cardiology II                                          3
PARA 241    Paramedic Pharmacology I                                         3
PARA 242    Paramedic Pharmacology II                                        3
PARA 251    Paramedic Skills I                                               2
PARA 252    Paramedic Skills II                                              2
PARA 261    Paramedic Clinical I                                             3
PARA 262    Paramedic Clinical II                                            4
PARA 263    Paramedic Internship                                             3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 13-17 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                          9-11 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area (See Note 3)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 3)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   EMS Choices (See Note 4)                               4-6 Credits
CHSE 117    Health Law & Ethics                                              2
EMTA 105    Ambulance Driving                                                1
EMTA 114    Rescue/Extrication/Danger Situ                                   3
EMTA 222    EMS Instructor Coordinator                                       6

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   74

1.    This curriculum includes PARA 221 through PARA 263 which are the
      Paramedic Certificate of Achievement courses.  The Paramedic Certificate
      Program is a selective admission program with admission requirements
      beyond those required for admission to the college. PARA 221 through
      PARA 263 are open only to students officially admitted to the program. 
      Students should consult with an Emergency Medical Services program
      advisor regarding this segment of the program before beginning this
2.    BIOL 145 may be substituted for BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 for Fall 2003
      admitted students only.  Beginning with Fall 2004, BIOL 201 and BIOL 202
      will be required for all students.
3.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
4.    Students who have not already completed Basic EMT and Paramedic
      certificate programs must select from CHSE 117, EMTA 105, and EMTA 114
      to satisfy Choice 2.  Students who have already completed Basic EMT and
      Paramedic certificate programs may elect EMTA 222 to satisfy Choice 2.
5.    To graduate from this program, a minimum grade of 3.0 is required in all
      CHSE, EMTA, and PARA courses. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in all
      other courses.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time or have
prerequisites to fulfill) or who have already completed a Basic Emergency
Medical Services course should contact the Health and Human Service Careers
Department for academic advising.

Option 1 - EMT Academy
This option allows students to complete all Basic EMT courses in one semester
as listed below in Semester II. The academy is offered in the morning during
fall semester and again during spring semester. (Semesters II and III can be

I (Summer)        II (Fall)         III (Spring)      IV (Fall)
BIOL 201          EMTA 101          BIOL 202          PARA 221
WRIT 124          EMTA 102          Lim.Ch.           PARA 231
Lim.Ch.           EMTA 103          Lim.Ch.           PARA 241
Lim.Ch.           EMTA 104          Lim.Ch.           PARA 251
                  EMTA 112                            PARA 261

V (Spring)        VI (Summer)
PARA 222          PARA 263
PARA 232
PARA 242
PARA 252
PARA 262

Option 2
This option allows students to take all Basic EMT courses in the evening as
listed below in Semesters II and III. This option begins only in the fall.

I (Summer)        II (Fall)         III (Spring)      IV (Fall)
BIOL 201          BIOL 202          EMTA 103          PARA 221
WRIT 124          EMTA 101          EMTA 104          PARA 231
Lim.Ch.           EMTA 102          EMTA 112          PARA 241
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           PARA 251
                  Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           PARA 261 

V (Spring)        VI (Summer)       
PARA 222          PARA 263
PARA 232
PARA 242
PARA 252
PARA 262