Emergency Medical Services

Program Learning Outcomes

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate

1.  Student will provide basic life support emergency medical care as a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by using an AED.
 
2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a patient care report on a medical patient.
 
3.  The student will operate emergency vehicles safely in the emergency and non-emergency mode.
 
4.  Student will present research on evidence based practice pertaining to spinal motion reduction.
 
5.  The students will perform basic life support skill of bleeding control at the level of a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) within an EMS system.
 
Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced Certificate
 
1.  Student will demonstrate advanced life support emergency medical care as a certified Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT).
 
2.  The students will be able to initiate effective airway management and appropriate artificial ventilation procedures on patients.
 
3.  The student will competently assess and manage patients with traumatic injuries by performing bandaging/splinting techniques.
 
4.  Student will perform vein puncture and medication administration according to current professional standards and protocols.
 
5.  The student will perform intravenous therapy at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) level in the clinical setting.
 
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate
 
1.  Student will demonstrate appropriate intervention steps for treating a patient in cardiac arrest by utilizing a manual defibrillator.
 
2.  Student will demonstrate appropriate intervention steps for treating a patient in a respiratory emergency.
 
3.  Student will demonstrate appropriate intervention steps for treating an obstetric patient in distress.
 
4.  Student will demonstrate appropriate intervention steps of incident command system procedures for multi-casualty incidents. Students will utilize special operation resources to analyze patient priority.
 
5.  The students will perform patient assessment, intravenous therapy, pharmacological intervention, and EKG monitoring at the paramedic level within an EMS system.
 
Emergency Medical Technology Associate of Applied Science
 
1.  Student will diagnose basic dysrhythmias using 12-lead EKGs in patients with cardiac emergencies and apply appropriate electrical and pharmacological interventions.
 
2.  Student will diagnose an endocrinology emergency and apply appropriate pharmacological interventions specific to the emergency.
 
3.  Student will demonstrate appropriate interventions in treating a high risk patient.
 
4.  Students will utilize special operation resources to analyze patient priority by categorizing according to severity.
 
5.  The student will perform patient assessment, intravenous therapy, pharmacological intervention, and EKG monitoring.
 
 
 
 

Advisory Committee Members

Andrew Levine, MD -Medical Director, South Texas College EMT Program/Private Practice
Ben Martinez, Licensed Paramedic/Assistant EMS Chief - City of Pharr EMS
Richard Becerra, Licensed Paramedic/Clinical Liaison - Med-Care, EMS Inc.
Francina Atkins, RN  Regional Faculty - American Heart Association
Gustavo Ramirez, Licensed Paramedic/Assistant Fire Chief - City of Weslaco Fire EMS
Javier Alaniz,  Licensed Paramedic/Lieutenant - City of McAllen Fire Department
Michael Farris,  Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Adult Gerontology - Rio Grande Regional Hospital Bone & Joint
Fidel Garcia, EMT-Paramedic - Starr County Memorial Hospital District
Noemi Sanchez, EMS Compliance Consultant - Texas Department of State Health Services - Retired
Gloria Vela, RN, MSN Director of Education/Employee Health - South Texas Health Systems
Walter Fuentes, EMT/Assistant Fire Chief - City of Palmview Fire Department
Sean O'Connor, Community Representative/ Local Business Owner - ASAP Printing Solutions

Ex-Officio Members

Carlos E. Tello, Program Chair, South Texas College
Joseph Archer, EMT Faculty, South Texas College

Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
EMSP 1160 EMT - Basic Clinical 1
EMSP 1166 EMT - Basic Practicum 1
EMSP 1208 Emergency Vehicle Operations 2
EMSP 1371 EMS Documentation 3
EMSP 1472 Emergent Issues in EMT 4
Eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam - EMT Basic. Once successful with NREMT Exam you can become eligible for Texas Department of State Health Service EMT- Basic Certification.  
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours16

Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
EMSP 1160 EMT - Basic Clinical 1
EMSP 1166 EMT - Basic Practicum 1
EMSP 1208 Emergency Vehicle Operations 2
EMSP 1371 EMS Documentation 3
EMSP 1472 Emergent Issues in EMT 4
Eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam - EMT Basic. Once successful with NREMT Exam you can become eligible for Texas Department of State Health Service EMT - Basic Certification.  
 Credit Hours16
Spring
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 1161 EMT - Advanced Hospital Clinical 1
EMSP 1167 EMS EMT- Advanced Practicum 1
Eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Certification Exam - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). Once successful with NREMT Exam you can become eligible for Texas Department of State Health Service Advanced EMT (AEMT) Certification.  
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours27

Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
EMSP 1160 EMT - Basic Clinical 1
EMSP 1166 EMT - Basic Practicum 1
EMSP 1208 Emergency Vehicle Operations 2
EMSP 1371 EMS Documentation 3
EMSP 1472 Emergent Issues in EMT 4
Eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam – EMT Basic. Once successful with NREMT Exam you can become eligible for Texas Department of State Health Service EMT-Basic Certification.  
 Credit Hours16
Spring
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 1161 EMT - Advanced Hospital Clinical 1
EMSP 1167 EMS EMT- Advanced Practicum 1
Eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). Once successful with NREMT Exam you can become eligible for Texas Department of State Health Service Advanced EMT (AEMT) Certification.  
 Credit Hours11
Summer
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
 Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 2205 EMS Operations 2
EMSP 2160 Paramedic Clinical I 1
 Credit Hours7
Spring
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2330 Special Populations 3
EMSP 2161 Paramedic Clinical II 1
EMSP 2166 Capstone: Paramedic Practicum 1
Eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam – EMT – Paramedic. Once successful with NREMT Exam you can become eligible for Texas Department of State Health Service EMT – Paramedic Certification.  
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours51

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
EMSP 1160 EMT - Basic Clinical 1
EMSP 1166 EMT - Basic Practicum 1
EMSP 1208 Emergency Vehicle Operations 2
EMSP 1371 EMS Documentation 3
EMSP 1472 Emergent Issues in EMT 4
Eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam – EMT Basic. Once successful with NREMT Exam you can become eligible for Texas Department of State Health Service EMT-Basic Certification.  
 Credit Hours16
Spring
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 1161 EMT - Advanced Hospital Clinical 1
EMSP 1167 EMS EMT- Advanced Practicum 1
Eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). Once successful with NREMT Exam you can become eligible for Texas Department of State Health Service Advanced EMT (AEMT) Certification.  
 Credit Hours11
Summer
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
 Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 2205 EMS Operations 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
EMSP 2160 Paramedic Clinical I 1
Humanities Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
PSYC 2301
General Psychology 1
or Lifespan Growth and Development
3
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2330 Special Populations 3
EMSP 2161 Paramedic Clinical II 1
EMSP 2166 Capstone: Paramedic Practicum 1
Eligible for Texas Department of Health State Certificate Exam-Paramedic Level  
Eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam – EMT – Paramedic. Once successful with NREMT Exam you can become eligible for Texas Department of State Health Service EMT – Paramedic Certification.  
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60