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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/PARAMEDIC

EMSP-106 Emergency Medical Technician I
4 Credits

Successful completion of this course along with successful completion of EMSP-107: Emergency Medical Technician II prepares students for the Maryland and National Registry EMT certification written and practical examinations and follows the guidelines established for EMT training by the DOT/NHTSA/HRSA EMT Education Standards. Students will be able to properly perform the various psychomotor skills utilized by emergency medical technician-level prehospital care providers in the care of sick or injured persons. Course completion for CPR for the health care practitioner is an expected outcome for EMSP-106. Participation in EMSP-107 (the ride along component of EMT training) requires completion of the Health Sciences Division Health Data Form available on the HCC website. A criminal background investigation and drug screening will also be required for EMSP-107. Per Maryland law you must be at least 18 years of age (or 16-18 with signed parental permission) to take EMSP-106 and EMSP-107. Prerequisite: ENGL-093 or appropriate score on English placement test. (3 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-107 Emergency Medical Technician II
4 Credits

Successful completion of this course along with successful completion of EMSP-106: Emergency Medical Technician I prepares students for the Maryland and National Registry EMT certification written and practical examinations and follows the guidelines established for EMT training by the DOT/NHTSA/HRSA EMT Education Standards. Students will be able to properly perform the various psychomotor skills utilized by emergency medical technician-level prehospital care providers in the care of sick or injured persons. Participation in EMSP-107 (the ride along component of EMT training) requires completion of the Health Sciences Division Health Data Form available on the HCC website. A criminal background investigation and drug screening will also be required for EMSP-107. Per Maryland law you must be at least 18 years of age (or 16-18 with signed parental permission) to take EMSP-106 and EMSP-107. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMSP-106 with a grade of “C” or higher. (3 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-110 EMT Clinical Experience
3 Credits

This course provides newly licensed and novice (minimally experienced) Maryland EMTs with the opportunity to obtain direct patient care experience under the direct supervision of Maryland EMS preceptors. Students will ride along with the on-duty crews of the fire department and will function as Maryland EMTs while adhering to the Maryland Protocols for EMS Providers. Students will ride in the field for approximately 45 hours and will attend class for 1.5 hours per week for the duration of the course. Prerequisite: Current Maryland EMT certification, and permission of the EMS Program Director. (1.5 hours theory, 1.5 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-160 Prevention and Management of Emergency Situations
6 Credits
Students will apply the basic concepts of human development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients. They must be able to properly administer medications, and communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team. In addition, the paramedic student must be able to safely manage the scene of an emergency. Prerequisites: Current EMT-B Certification, MATH-060 or appropriate score on math placement test, ENGL-093 or appropriate score on English placement test, BIOL-203, BIOL-204, and MATH-105. (5.7 hours theory, 1 hour lab weekly)

EMSP-200 Airway, Patient Assessment and Trauma Management
9 Credits
Students will be able to establish and/or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient utilizing basic and advanced level skills, take a proper history, perform a comprehensive physical exam on any patient, and communicate the findings to others. In addition, the student will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the trauma patient. Prerequisite: EMSP-160. (7.5 hours theory, 4.5 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-205 Medical Emergencies I
5 Credits

Students will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the cardiac patient. Prerequisite: EMSP-200. (5 hours weekly)

EMSP-210 Medical Emergencies II
9 Credits

Students will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for patients exposed to toxic substances and induced or exacerbated illness related to communicable disease or environmentally hazardous conditions. Intervention for patients experiencing behavioral emergencies will be considered for promoting safety and therapeutic effect. Prerequisite: EMSP-205. (7.7 hours theory, 4 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-215 Medical Emergencies III
6 Credits

Students will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for neonatal, pediatric, obstetric, gynecology and geriatric patients. In addition, patients who are physically or mentally challenged, chronically ill patients and patients with common complaints will be examined for their unique special needs. Prerequisite: EMSP-210. (2.5 hours theory, 11.5 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-230 Paramedic Internship and Evaluation
5 Credits

Students will be able to participate in a variety of prehospital and hospital-based clinical settings to develop the necessary competencies to properly perform the various psychomotor (field) skills utilized by paramedics. Students will perform patient care in both simulated scenarios and with real patients under direct observation of paramedic and other clinical preceptors. This course will evaluate the student’s psychomotor skills as well as determine if they possess the appropriate knowledge (cognitive) and attitude (affective) attributes required of entry level EMT-Paramedics. The field internship portion of this course will follow the completion of hospital and field-based clinical rotations. The final weeks of this course will be utilized to prepare students for the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) written and practical paramedic examinations. Students successfully complete the HCC EMS program following successful completion of all clinical requirements and upon passing the final written and practical evaluations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous EMSP courses. (2 hours theory, 9 hours lab weekly)

EMSP-240 Paramedic Introduction and Operations
3 Credits

Students will apply the basic concepts of human development, pathophysiology, and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients. The student must be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team. In addition, the paramedic student must be able to critically think and synthesize signs, symptoms, and environmental cues to safely manage the scene of an emergency. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in order to remain in the program. Prerequisites: Current National Registry EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT 99) Licensure; eligible to enroll in Mathematics Core; and eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. Corequisite: EMSP-241. (3 hours weekly)

EMSP-241 Paramedic Introduction and Operations Clinical
2 Credits

Students will apply the basic concepts of human development, pathophysiology, and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients. The student must be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team. In addition, the paramedic student must be able to critically think and synthesize signs, symptoms, and environmental cues to safely manage the scene of an emergency. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in order to remain in the program. Prerequisites: Current National Registry EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT 99) Licensure; eligible to enroll in Mathematics Core; and eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. Corequisite: EMSP-240. (6 hours weekly)

EMSP-242 Airway Management, Patient Assessment, and Trauma
4 Credits
Students will be able to establish and/or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient utilizing basic and advanced level skills, take a proper history, perform a comprehensive physical examination on any patient and communicate the findings to others. The student will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the trauma patient to include a transport decision. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Prerequisites: EMSP-240 and EMSP-241. Corequisite: EMSP-243. (4 hours weekly)

EMSP-243 Airway Management, Patient Assessment, and Trauma Clinical
3 Credits

Students will be able to establish and/or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient utilizing basic and advanced-level skills, take a proper history, perform a comprehensive physical examination on any patient, and communicate the findings to others. The student will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the respiratory emergency and trauma patient to include a transport decision. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Prerequisites: EMSP-240 and EMSP-241. Corequisite: EMSP-242. (18 hours weekly)

EMSP-244 Cardiovascular Emergencies
3 Credits
Students will be able to integrate cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiological principles and assessment findings reflective of the Emergency Cardiac Care Standards and Recommendations 2010 to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan and transport decision for the patient with a cardiovascular emergency or complaint. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Prerequisites: EMSP-242 and EMSP-243. Corequisite: EMSP-245. (3 hours weekly)

EMSP-245 Cardiovascular Emergencies Clinical
1 Credit

Students will be able to integrate cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiological principles and assessment findings reflective of the Emergency Cardiac Care Standards and Recommendations 2010 to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan and transport decision for the patient with a cardiovascular emergency or complaint. Prerequisites: EMSP-242 and EMSP-243. Corequisite: EMSP-244. (3 hours weekly)

EMSP-246 Medical Emergencies
5 Credits

Students will be able to integrate anatomy, physiology and pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for patients with a specific, general or poorly communicated medical complaints as well as those exposed to toxic substances and induced or exacerbated illness related to communicable disease, environmentally hazardous conditions or chronic illness. Intervention for patients experiencing behavioral emergencies will be considered for promoting safety, comfort and therapeutic effect. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Prerequisites: EMSP-244 and EMSP-245. Corequisite: EMSP-247. (5 hours weekly)

EMSP-247 Medical Emergencies Clinical
3 Credits

Students will be able to integrate anatomy, physiology and pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for patients with a specific, general or poorly communicated medical complaints as well as those exposed to toxic substances and induced or exacerbated illness related to communicable disease, environmentally hazardous conditions or chronic illness. Intervention for patients experiencing behavioral emergencies will be considered for promoting safety, comfort and therapeutic effect. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Prerequisites: EMSP-244 and EMSP-245. Corequisite: EMSP-246. (18 hours weekly)

EMSP-248 Special Needs Patients
4 Credits
Students will be able to integrate anatomy, physiology, developmental considerations, and pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for neonatal, newborn, pediatric, toddler, school-aged, adolescent, and obstetrical, gynecological, and geriatric patients. In addition, patients who are physically or mentally challenged, chronically ill patients, and patients with common complaints will be examined for their unique special needs. Students must maintain licensure as a Nationally Registered EMT-I99 (Maryland CRT99) for the duration of the course and during Paramedic testing. Prerequisites: EMSP -246 and EMSP-247. Corequisite: EMSP-249. (4 hours weekly)

EMSP-249 Special Needs Patients Clinical
2 Credits
Students will be able to integrate anatomy, physiology, developmental considerations, and pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for neonatal, newborn, pediatric, toddler, school-aged, adolescent, and obstetrical, gynecological, and geriatric patients. In addition, patients who are physically or mentally challenged, chronically ill patients, and patients with common complaints will be examined for their unique special needs. Prerequisites: EMSP-246 and EMSP-247. Corequisite: EMSP-248. (6 hours weekly)

EMSP-251 Paramedic Internship
5 Credits
This course provides the opportunity for the student to complete the field internship portion of the paramedic training process. Students will develop the necessary competencies, including team leading, to properly perform the skills and duties of novice (entry-level) paramedics. Students will perform patient care in both simulated scenarios and with real patients under direct observation of paramedic preceptors and allied health professionals in a variety of health care settings. This course will evaluate the student’s psychomotor skills as well as determine if they possess the appropriate knowledge and attitudes required of entry-level Paramedics. Students must successfully complete this course and be eligible to receive the appropriate EMS program certificate or degree to be eligible for the National Registry of EMTs Paramedic (NRP) testing. Prerequisites: EMSP-248 and EMSP-249. Corequisite: EMSP-252. (15 hours weekly)

EMSP-252 Paramedic Licensure Examination Preparation
3 Credits
In this course, students will prepare for the National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Licensure Examination (called the “NRP” examination). The course is divided into two components, outside of class time preparation for the computer based multiple choice evaluation and classroom based preparation for the psychomotor evaluation. During class time, students will practice the NRP psychomotor examination stations under the supervision of EMS program faculty. Outside of class, students will complete a series for online multiple choice examinations which simulates the type of testing that occurs during the NRP examination process. Corrective feedback will be provided for both the written and practical evaluations. The students will also be provided a comprehensive written and practical evaluation of similar type to the NRP evaluations. Students must successfully complete both the practical and written examination (termed “mock” examinations) in order to complete this course. Students must successfully complete this course and be eligible to receive the appropriate EMS program certificate or degree to be eligible for NRP testing. Prerequisites: EMSP-248 and EMSP-249. Corequisite: EMSP-251. (3 hours weekly)

EMSP-290 Emerging Issues In Paramedicine
3 Credits

Emerging Issues in Paramedicine is designed to provide EMT-Paramedics, who received their training in a non-credit bearing academic setting or training academy, an opportunity to expand upon their education in pursuit of an academic degree. This course is a critical component in the Health Care Professional Degree Program. Students will use the 14 Attributes described in the EMS Agenda For The Future to identify and explore emerging issues with additional emphasis on current and future trends in the clinical scope of practice. Students will be provided readings and information on appropriate topics to be completed outside of class time. The face-to-face classroom component will be a mixture of content delivery and discussion with a majority of the time spent on student lead interactive discussions and activities designed to reinforce the content. Approximately 1/3 of the course will be spend in an individualized self-directed learning opportunity where the student will identify and explore in detail an emerging issue suited to their personal interest. Enrollment is limited to currently licensed and/or certified EMT-Paramedics. Prerequisites: Current licensure or certification at the state or national level for Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic and ENGL-093 or appropriate score on the English placement test. (3 hours weekly)


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Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
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Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
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