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Emergency Medical Technology Course Descriptions

Explanation of Course Description Items

EMT 071
EMT Preparatory and Airway Modules
1 credit
Developmental course – does not count for graduation credit
Offered upon request
This course is designed to supplement the Basic EMT course; modules 1 & 2.  It serves as a retention tool for students not meeting EMT 103 course academic standards.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

EMT 072
Introduction to Patient Assessment
1 credit
Developmental course – does not count for graduation credit
Offered upon request

This course is designed to supplement the Basic EMT course; modules 3.  It serves as a retention tool for students not meeting EMT 103 course academic standards.
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EMT 073
Emergency Care for the Medical Patient
1 credit
Developmental course – does not count for graduation credit
Offered upon request
This course is designed to supplement the Basic EMT course; module 4.  It serves as a retention tool for students not meeting EMT 103 course academic standards.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

EMT 103
Basic Emergency Medical Technician
9 credits
Offered every fall and spring semester
Prerequisite: Must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the class; Demonstrate reading proficiency by scoring a minimum of 41 on the ASSET Exam; Concurrent enrollment in EMT 121 or present current CPR card issued by the American Heart Association (Health Care Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer); Present proof of TB immunization or chest x-ray within past 6 months; Present proof of rubella and rubeola immunization.  Submit documentation of the prerequisites with the completed Proof of Prerequisites Form to the Records and Registration Office.
Introductory course for the student who aspires to become an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. Student learning will focus on human anatomy and physiology, disease process, initial assessment and patient stabilization, proper use of equipment such as automatic external defibrillators, blood glucose monitors, MAST Trousers, airway adjuncts as well as legal issues, scope of practice, extrication, documentation, communication, and ambulance protocols. A total of 16 hours of clinical experience will be scheduled in the Emergency Department to provide direct hands-on experience with a variety of patients, in addition, 16 hours of vehicular experience will be required. This course is designed to meet all State and National requirements to prepare in testing for the EMT-Basic via the National Registry Exam.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

EMT 110
First Responder
2 credits

Offered upon request
Designed to provide basic emergency care knowledge and skills to individuals who will provide the first emergency care. The objective of the first person on the emergency scene will be to recognize the needs of the victim and deliver quality care to the patient, minimizing discomfort and preventing further complications. No certification is offered.

EMT 120
Introduction to First Aid and CPR
1/2 credit
Offered upon request
Presents an overview of Basic First Aid and Heartsaver CPR.  Individuals seeking Advanced First Aid or Healthcare Provider CPR should take EMT 122.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

EMT 121
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
1/2 credit
Offered upon request
Designed to train community members in the skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mouth-to-mouth ventilation, and stabilization of victims with airway obstruction. Upon course completion, the student may be eligible for basic life support certification by the American Heart Association.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

EMT 122
First Aid and CPR
2 credits
Offered upon request
Presents skills and techniques that teach you both rules and important exceptions in first aid emergencies. The student will learn to follow the emergency action principles. Identical to HPE 190.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

EMT 161
Emergency Medical Technician Refresher
2 credits

Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Current CPR card issued by American Heart Assn. (Health Care Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer).  Also, current EMT Certification from Arizona OR from another state or territory OR from National Registry; or Arizona EMT Certification which expired less than two years prior to start of class.  The prospective student will submit documentation of the prerequisites with the completed Proof of Prerequisites Form to the Records and Registration Office prior to the start of the class.

Designed to enable the Emergency Medical Technician to maintain proficiency and receive the latest information for handling the sick and injured. It may be repeated as many times as the person needs for re-certification. Fulfills Department of Health Services requirements for EMT re-certification every 2 years. 
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EMT 170
Vehicular Extrication and Trauma Care
1/2 credit
Offered upon request
This course provides a review, as well as some new insights into vehicular extrication and providing patient care to the trauma patient.  This course is interactive and designed to challenge the participant in the areas of knowledge base, decision-making and application of skills.
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EMT 180
EMS Instructional Strategies

2 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: (1) Approval from the Arizona Department of Health Services to attend an Instructional Strategies Course (ISC), (2) Sponsorship by an Arizona certified Basic Life Support (BLS) Training Program  
This course is conducted in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  It is designed to prepare and make eligible the participant for approval as an EMT instructor in the State of Arizona.  In addition to this course, the participant must complete a 100-hour internship with their sponsoring certified EMT training program.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

EMT 181
CPR Instructional Strategies
2 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite:  Current and valid certification in CPR as a Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer
This course is designed to prepare and make eligible the participant for approval as a CPR instructor with the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
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EMT 182
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Instructional Strategies
1 credit
Offered upon request
This course is designed to prepare and make eligible the participant for approval as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support "ACLS" instructor with the American Heart Association.
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EMT 201
Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician I
9 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: EMT 103

The successful completion of this course and EMT 202 fulfills the educational portion for Arizona Department of Health Services requirements for intermediate emergency medical technician certification. Designed to provide the Emergency Medical Technician with specific treatment and emergency skills necessary in the care of the acutely ill or seriously injured as they pertain to pre-hospital emergency care. Before finalizing registration, the student should be able to produce an active Arizona EMT Certification, have 1 year's experience as Basic EMT, and have passed written and oral entrance exams. In addition to regular classes for an extended semester, additional clinical experience is required.
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EMT 202
Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician II
8 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: EMT 103

Continuation of EMT 201. In addition to regular classes for an extended semester, additional clinical experience is required.

EMT 203
Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician III
6 credits
Offered upon request

This course is designed to comply with the clinical and vehicular requirements of the new standardized curriculum published by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS.

EMT 204
EMT – Intermediate Transition
12 credits
Offered upon request
This course is designed to comply with the new standardized curriculum published by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS.  Participants in this course should be Arizona Certified EMT-Intermediate seeking to transition to 2002 curriculum standards.
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EMT 205
Paramedic Transition Course
22 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite:  Apply and be accepted into Paramedic Program
This course is designed to prepare, and make eligible, the participant for certification with the Arizona Department of Health Services as a paramedic.  Acceptance in the course is based on a competitive screening process and dependent on meeting all requirements as prescribed by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. EMT 205 is equivalent to EMT 210 and EMT 212.
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EMT 210
Paramedic I
12 credits

Offered upon request
Prerequisite:  Apply and be accepted into Paramedic Program
The successful completion of EMT 210 and 212, which follow the U.S. Department of Transportation requirements, fulfills the educational portion of the Arizona Department of Health Services requirements for paramedic certification. This course is designed to provide the Emergency Medical Technician with the knowledge and skills necessary in advanced pre-hospital emergency care. In addition to regular classes for an extended semester, additional clinical and field experience is required. Before finalization of registration, the student should be able to produce an Arizona EMT Certification and have passed written and oral entrance exams.
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EMT 212
Paramedic II
12 credits

Offered upon request
Prerequisite: EMT 210 with a grade of "C" or better
Continuation of EMT 210. For best results, EMT 210 should have been completed within 6 months of beginning EMT 212.
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EMT 219
Pharmacology in Emergency Settings
3 credits

Offered upon request
This course is designed to enhance knowledge in pharmacology to emergency medical technicians at the paramedic level. The content is focused on regulation of drugs, drug actions and interactions, and medications used in emergency situations.

EMT 220
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2 credits

Offered upon request
This course is designed to provide core information necessary to prepare students for the American Heart Association's ACLS Provider course. The content is focused on the key concepts of advanced cardiac life support including ethical considerations in cardiac resuscitation. The student should have EKG interpretation skills and a current BCLS CPR card.
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EMT 220A
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal
1 credit

Offered upon request
This course is designed to provide core information necessary to prepare students for the American Heart Association's ACLS Provider course. The content is focused on the key concepts of advanced cardiac life support including ethical considerations in cardiac resuscitation.
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EMT 221
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
2 credits

Offered upon request
This course is designed to provide guidance to prehospital care providers in the management of pediatric emergencies. The content is focused on advanced life support care for children in emergency situations and expedition of transfer to a facility that can offer definitive care.
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EMT 221A
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal
1 credit

Offered upon request
This course is designed for renewal of Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.
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EMT 222
Trauma Patient Management
1 credit

Offered upon request
This course is designed to prepare students for basic and/or advanced management of the traumatized patient. The content is focused on emergency scene management, trauma patient assessment, triage, and standards of basic and advanced life support including emergency transportation criteria, communications and documentation. Mechanism of injury, trauma airway management, shock resuscitation, and other trauma patient considerations are included.

EMT 229
Paramedic Refresher
3 credits

Offered upon request
A review course for paramedic students prior to taking the National Registry of EMTs certification examination. Students must present proof of Arizona Paramedic Certification at the first class
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EMT 280
National Registry Preparatory
3 credits
Offered upon request

This course is designed to prepare the student to be successful on the national registry certification examinations, written and practical skills, at any level of EMT certification.

EMT 297
Workshop
1 to 6 credits

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Emergency Medical Technology.

EMT 298
Workshop
1 to 3 credits

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Emergency Medical Technology.

EMT 299
Independent Study
1 to 3 credits

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Design and execution of original projects under faculty supervision.