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EMS 50 EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE5 Units
Formerly: EMR 50, HLTH 55
Provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an emergency medical responder (EMR) to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical help takes over. The course meets or exceeds the 2008 Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards for Emergency Medical Response and meets Guidelines 2010 for First Aid and 2010 Consensus on Science for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMR 50, HLTH 5 or 55.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory. (96 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 52 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN: BASIC PART A5 Units
Formerly: EMT 50, 304
Intended to instruct a student to the level of Emergency Medical Technician-1 who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. It is recognized that the majority of prehospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT-1. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire department, or other specialized service. First of two courses required to be eligible to take the California written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-1.
Prerequisite: EMS 50 or 400, or First Responder Course, or equivalent work experience as determined by the instructor.
Corequisite: EMS 52A.
Advisory: EMS 52 and 53 may not be taken concurrently; not open to students with credit in EMT 50 or 304.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 52A EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN SIMULATION LABORATORY I0.5 Unit
First in a two course series, which provides the student with hands on application of skills necessary to work as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Students will participate in patient assessment scenarios focused on medical complaints and treatments of various diseases, to build competence and prepare to sit for the state certification exam and enter into the EMT workforce.
Corequisite: EMS 52.
Advisory: EMS 52A and 53A may not be taken concurrently.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1.5 hours laboratory. (18 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 53 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN: BASIC PART B5.5 Units
Formerly: EMT 51, 305
Second of two courses required to be eligible to take the California State written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-1. Intended to instruct a student to the level of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire department, ambulance, or other specialized service.
Prerequisite: EMS 52.
Corequisite: EMS 53A.
Advisory: EMS 53 is part two of two courses required to be eligible to take the California State written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-1; EMS 52 and 53 may not be taken concurrently; not open to students with credit in EMT 51 or 305.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours clinic. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 53A EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN SIMULATION LABORATORY II0.5 Unit
Second in a two course series, which provides the student with hands on application of skills necessary to work as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Students will participate in patient assessment scenarios focused on trauma and treatment of various mechanisms of injuries, to build competence and prepare to sit for the state certification exam and enter into the EMT workforce.
Corequisite: EMS 53.
Advisory: EMS 53A is part two of two courses required to be eligible to take the California State written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-1; EMS 52A and 53A may not be taken concurrently.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1.5 hours laboratory. (18 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 60A PARAMEDIC COGNITIVE & AFFECTIVE IA9 Units
Formerly: EMTP 60A
First of three modularized lecture series in which paramedic students will learn and discuss the EMS System, understand the relationship of anatomy and physiology of the human body, life span of the patient, cellular function and disease, medical terminology, and pharmacology related to patient care. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: BIOL 40A or equivalent (with laboratory).
Corequisite: EMS 60B.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 60A or 100A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours lecture. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 60B PARAMEDIC COGNITIVE, PSYCHOMOTOR & AFFECTIVE IB3 Units
Formerly: EMTP 60B
Paramedic skills presented: proper hand washing; personal protective equipment; patient assessment; intravenous access; intraosseous infusion; pharmacology; medication administration; airway management: endotracheal intubation, oropharygeal airway, nasopharyngeal airway, suctioning, dual lumen airways; advanced cardiac life support ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; synchronized cardioversion; transcutaneous pacing; defibrillation; cardiovascular/chest pain emergency 911 call simulations; end tidal carbon dioxide monitoring; capnography; 12 lead ECG interpretation. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Corequisite: EMS 60A.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 60B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 6.5 hours laboratory. (90 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 61A PARAMEDIC COGNITIVE & AFFECTIVE IIA9 Units
Formerly: EMTP 61A
Continuation of EMS 60A, the second of three modularized lecture series. Discusses airway anatomy and management, EKG, 12 leads and discuss various respiratory emergencies. In addition students will learn and discuss neurological disorders, cardiovascular emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries and treatment, and GI, and GU anatomy and disorders. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisites: EMS 60A and 60B.
Corequisite: EMS 61B.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 61A or 100B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours lecture. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
EMS 61B PARAMEDIC COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE & PSYCHOMOTOR IIB3 Units
Formerly: EMTP 61B
The cognitive, psychomotor, and affective basis for EMT students wishing to become EMT paramedics. The paramedic: anatomy and physiology; patient assessment; respiratory ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; nebulizer/BVM set-up; pleural decompression; digital intubation; foreign body airway obstruction; neurological ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; 12 lead ECG interpretation; diabetic ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; blood glucose analysis; medication administration; pharmacology; pediatric advanced life support ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; non-traumatic abdominal ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; bleeding control & shock management; pressure infusers; intubation with spinal immobilization; intravenous access; overdose and poisoning ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisites: EMS 60A and 60B.
Corequisite: EMS 61A.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 61B or 100B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 6.5 hours laboratory. (90 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
EMS 62A PARAMEDIC COGNITIVE & AFFECTIVE IIIA9 Units
Formerly: EMTP 62A
Continuation of EMS 61A, and the third of three modularized lecture series. Discusses various toxicological emergencies, psychiatric emergencies, OB, pediatric anatomy and emergencies, command and control, triage, and the geriatric patient. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisites: EMS 61A and 61B.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 62A or 100C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours lecture. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 62B PARAMEDIC COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE & PSYCHOMOTOR IIIB3 Units
Formerly: EMTP 62B
Paramedic skills presented: proper hand washing; personal protective equipment; patient assessment; intravenous access; intraosseous infusion; pharmacology; medication administration; airway management: endotracheal intubation, oropharygeal airway, nasopharyngeal airway, suctioning, dual lumen airways; advanced cardiac life support ambulance 911 call simulations and case studies; synchronized cardioversion; transcutaneous pacing; defibrillation; cardiovascular/chest pain emergency 911 call simulations; end tidal carbon dioxide monitoring; capnography; 12 lead ECG interpretation. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisites: EMS 61A and 61B.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 62B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 6.5 hours laboratory. (90 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 63A PARAMEDIC HOSPITAL SPECIALTY ROTATIONS2 Units
Formerly: EMTP 63A
Application of skills that demonstrate principles and concepts of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical symptoms and diagnosis as they pertain to pre-hospital emergency medical care of the sick and injured. The student will rotate through specialty areas of the hospital departments: pediatrics, pediatric intensive care unit, labor and delivery, surgery (airway management), respiratory therapy, other selected hospital areas, assisted living, Skills Nursing Facilities, and facilities for the mentally and physically challenged. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisites: EMS 60A and 60B.
Corequisite: EMS 61A and 61B.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 63A or 102.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours clinic. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
EMS 63B PARAMEDIC HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ROTATIONS4.5 Units
Formerly: EMTP 63B
Application of skills that demonstrate principles and concepts of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical symptoms and diagnosis as they pertain to pre-hospital emergency medical care of the sick and injured. The student will rotate through specialty areas of the hospital departments: pediatrics, pediatric intensive care unit, labor and delivery, surgery (airway management), respiratory therapy, and other selected hospital areas. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisites: EMS 60A and 60B.
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in EMS 63A.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 63B or 102.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
14 hours clinic. (168 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 64A PARAMEDIC AMBULANCE FIELD INTERNSHIP I13 Units
Formerly: EMTP 64A
Application of paramedic knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as an intern responding on a 911 ambulance to ill and injured patients while being instructed and evaluated by a field preceptor. The student has the task of initiating, providing, and directing entire emergency patient care while under the supervision of a preceptor. First of two ambulance field internships required for certification as an EMT-Paramedic in California. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 64A or 103A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
40 hours clinic. (480 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 64B PARAMEDIC AMBULANCE FIELD INTERNSHIP II13 Units
Formerly: EMTP 64B
Application of paramedic knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as an intern responding on a 911 ambulance to ill and injured patients while being instructed and evaluated by a field preceptor. The student has the task of initiating, providing, and directing entire emergency patient care while under the supervision of a preceptor. Second of two ambulance field internships required for certification as an EMT-Paramedic in California. Intended for students in the Paramedic Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 64B or 103B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
40 hours clinic. (480 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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EMS 120 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACADEMY8 Units
Formerly: EMT 120, 309
Students will participate in physical training identical to that of EMTs employed by large private ambulance providers. Heavy emphasis is placed on training in patient moving and lifting, documentation, scenario practice, customer service and medical legal issues. Mock interviews will be conducted by job recruiters from local public and private agencies. Successful completion of the class will result in a stronger first time job applicant. Intended for students interested in a career as an Emergency Medical Technologist.
Prerequisite: EMS 53.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMT 120 or 309.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
EMS 200 PARAMEDIC ACADEMY1.5 Units
Formerly: EMTP 200
Introduction to the profession of paramedicine. Emphasis on paramedic terminology, communication skills, licensure, documentation, patient assessments, and skills proficiency. Discussion of the requirements for the paramedic program. Intended for students entering or considering to enter the paramedic program. This course is designed to prepare the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Paramedic Academy.
Prerequisite: Current CPR Card; current EMT license; at least 2 years of experience as an EMT.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in EMTP 200.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture, 36 hours laboratory. This is a 1 week course. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
EMS 203 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN: BASIC CONTINUING EDUCATION2.5 Units
Formerly: EMT 203, 303
This course meets the education requirements as specified by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority, the Emergency Medical Authority of Santa Clara County and the National Registry of EMT (NREMT) of 40 hours. Intended for both pre-employed personnel and those persons currently employed by a fire department or ambulance service within the County of Santa Clara. Review and update the knowledge and skills required for basic certification. Students maintaining their National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT) certification will meet the NREMT transition requirements with this course.
Advisory: Students must possess either a current EMT-1 certificate or a certification which has been expired for no more than 24 months (must complete before the end of that month); students who have not fulfilled NREMT requirements within one year of EMT course completion may enroll. Students must also possess current certification in American Red Cross CPR-BLS for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association CPR for the Health care Provider. Students may repeat this course without petition when necessary to meet a legally mandated training requirement as a condition of volunteer or paid employment.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (42 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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EMS 400 EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE NONCREDIT0 Unit
Formerly: EMR 400
Provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an emergency medical responder (EMR) to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical help takes over. The course meets or exceeds the 2008 Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards for Emergency Medical Response and meets Guidelines 2010 for First Aid and 2010 Consensus on Science for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Students must successfully pass this course to enter in the EMT course.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
4 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory. (96 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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EMS 401 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN: BASIC PART A NONCREDIT0 Unit
Formerly: EMT 401
Intended to instruct a student to the level of Emergency Medical Technician-1 who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. It is recognized that the majority of prehospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT-1. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire department, or other specialized service. First of two courses required to be eligible to take the California written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-1.
Prerequisite: EMS 50 or 400, or First Responder Course, or equivalent work experience as determined by the instructor.
Corequisite: EMS 401A.
Advisory: EMS 401 and 402 may not be taken concurrently.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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EMS 401A EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN SIMULATION LABORATORY I NONCREDIT0 Unit
First in a two course series, which provides the student with hands on application of skills necessary to work as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Students will participate in patient assessment scenarios focused on medical complaints and treatments of various diseases, to build competence and prepare to sit for the state certification exam and enter into the EMT workforce.
Corequisite: EMS 401.
Advisory: EMS 401A and 402A may not be taken concurrently.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
1.5 hours laboratory. (18 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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EMS 402 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN: BASIC PART B NONCREDIT0 Unit
Formerly: EMT 402
Second of two courses required to be eligible to take the California State written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-1. Intended to instruct a student to the level of Emergency Medical Technician-Basic who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire department, ambulance, or other specialized service.
Prerequisite: EMS 401.
Corequisite: EMS 402A.
Advisory: EMS 402 is part two of two courses required to be eligible to take the California State written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-1; EMS 401 and 402 may not be taken concurrently.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours clinic. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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EMS 402A EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN SIMULATION LABORATORY II NONCREDIT0 Unit
Second in a two course series, which provides the student with hands on application of skills necessary to work as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Students will participate in patient assessment scenarios focused on trauma and treatment of various mechanisms of injuries, to build competence and prepare to sit for the state certification exam and enter into the EMT workforce.
Corequisite: EMS 402.
Advisory: EMS 402A is part two of two courses required to be eligible to take the California State written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-1; EMS 401A and 402A may not be taken concurrently.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
1.5 hours laboratory. (18 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: none
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