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hcc catalogue '11-'12




Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
APPLICATION CODE 132
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.



This area of study prepares graduates to provide immediate care for the critically ill or injured at the site of an emergency.  Emergency care is maintained during transport of patients to hospital settings.  Instruction includes classroom and clinical experience.  Successful completion of the program leads to eligibility to take state and national certification examinations in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.  Graduates are employed by fire and rescue organizations, hospitals, private ambulance companies, and other health care agencies.  Current EMT-B certification* and all required prerequisite courses must be verified for enrollment in EMSP-160, along with proof of experience as an EMT-B as outlined by Code of Maryland (COMAR) regulations.



GENERAL EDUCATION CORECredits
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &
 LiteratureSPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Social SciencesPSYC-101 General Psychology3
ScienceBIOL-101 General Biology I

OR

BIOL-107 Fundamentals of Microbiology4

BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology I4
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 64) 3-5



REQUIRED COURSES RELATED TO MAJOR
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II4
MATH-105Drug Calculations1
EMSP-160Prevention and Management of

Emergency Situations6
EMSP-200Airway, Patient Assessment, and Trauma

Management9
EMSP-205Medical Emergencies I5
EMSP-210Medical Emergencies II9
EMSP-215Medical Emergencies III6
EMSP-230Paramedic Internship and Evaluation5  


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*For information on obtaining EMT-B certification, contact the office of Admissions and Advising or the Program Director for Emergency Medical Services.  



A grade of “C” or better is required in paramedic, mathematics, and science courses.

hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST