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EMT Courses Available

 

EMT Courses Available

Courses available in Emergency Medical Technology at PVCC are listed below (please see the class schedule for available offerings):

  • EMT101: Basic Cardiac Life Support/BLS for Healthcare Provider
    Half (0.5) credit CPR certification course that runs one (1) day in length. It is mandatory that all students bring the required AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider textbook to class.
  • EMT104: Emergency Medical Technology
    Ten (10) credit hour course that runs one semester in length. This course is designed to train students to perform patient assessment, initiate treatment, demonstrate proficiency in airway management, immobilization techniques, CPR/basic life support, perform blood glucose monitoring, as well as learn the principles of documentation and communication in the EMS field. EMT104 is the training program needed for obtaining certification as an EMT.
  • EMT104AB: Applied Practical Studies For Emergency Medical Technology
    One half (0.5) credit hour course that is one day in length and is a co-requisite to EMT104. This course puts students in simulated emergency responses, with practical application of techniques and skills covered in EMT curricula, with scenario based learning applied to the techniques of emergency medical care in accordance with national and state curriculum. Practical application of anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, and treatment of medically or traumatically compromised patients, special hazards and medical operations. Also includes patient-assisted medication administration, semi-automatic external defibrillator and blood glucose monitoring. Students operate in outside, scenario based environments.
  • EMT104LL: Emergency Medical Technology Practicum
    Two (2) credit hour course that runs one semester in length and is a corequisite of EMT104.  This course is the skills lab for EMT104, designed as the simulated EMT practicum in which the student synthesizes standard of care and scope of practice with comprehensive assessment and diagnostic technology, patient advocacy, ethical and professional behaviors, critical thinking, decision-making, and patient management of medical and trauma emergencies. Provides scenario based learning applied to the techniques of emergency medical care in accordance with national and state curriculum.
  • EMT200: Refresher Course for Certified EMT's
    Please see below section "EMT Refresher" for more information on this course.
  • PME190: Introduction to ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation for EMS Professionals
    Three (3) credit hour course that runs one semester in length. This course is designed to acquaint all levels of emergency care providers with basic electrocardiographic (ECG/EKG) rhythm analysis, interpretation, and related care in a clinical and prehospital setting.
  • PME190: Introduction to Pharmacology for EMS Professionals
    Three (3) credit hour course that runs one semester in length. This course is designed for the Emergency Medical Technician dealing with the administration of emergency medications in the field, as outlined in current paramedic legislation. This course covers medications discussed in the algorithms of patient care, as defined by the American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS algorithms, medications that interact or interfere with AHA ACLS algorithms, & indications, therapeutic effect, contraindications, toxicology, and side effects to medications.

For full descriptions of each course, please visit the MCCCD Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation webpage, and in the gray box titled "Quick Course Search", input the appropriate course you are looking for (ex: EMT104).