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Emergency Medical Service** - Associate in Applied Science (054)

**This degree is not currently offered

Emergency Medical Training for both Basic and Paramedic levels is available through Mercy Medical Center or OSF St. Anthony's accredited programs. Contact the Emergency Departments of CGH Medical Center in Sterling or KSB Hospital in Dixon to register and coordinate the necessary clinical and field experience. Your local fire department also may have accredited training available. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the Illinois or national licensure exams.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) courses provide the opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. In addition, those who complete are eligible to become a licensed EMT in the state of Illinois.

Individuals in Emergency Medical Services provide immediate care to critically ill or injured persons and may transport them to the hospital. They determine the nature and extent of the patient's condition. Following strict procedures, they provide critical intervention and transportation. Administering medications, stabilizing injuries, and communicating with medical staff via radio or phone are just some of the duties performed.

The specific responsibilities of EMS providers depend on their level of certification and licensure. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) registers providers at three levels: Emergency Responder (First Responder) provides simple stabilization techniques using a limited amount of equipment. EMT-Basic provides treatments for illness and injury including oxygen, bandaging, splinting, defibrillation, several medications, and emotional support. EMT-Paramedic may also perform diagnostic 12 lead EKG interpretation, transport patients with critical intervention medications, perform invasive airway and chest decompression interventions.

AAS degree in Emergency Medical Services

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services is the next step for paramedic level providers. In addition to previously mentioned skills, the degree offers a broader knowledge base and more refined skills in patient diagnostics and care. Oral and written communication skills, business and personnel management qualifies the graduate for management and business positions as well as fostering matriculation to baccalaureate programs.

Work and Employment

EMS personnel work for private ambulance services, municipal fire or police, hospitals, industry and manufacturing. Through national registry, providers may work in all 50 states with specific state licensure.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the College general admission procedures.
  • Health and Immunization requirements.

EMS 101 / EMT-Basic

  1. High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  2. Proof of age 18 (prior to licensure)
  3. Current AHA Healthcare Provider or ARC Professional Rescuer CPR card.

EMS 106 / EMT - Paramedic

  1. Current EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate license
  2. Contact EMS office at 285-5560 or 285-5561
  3. Written precept agreement with EMT-P level provider for field experience.

Application Deadline

First day of class.

Out-of-District Application

SVCC is required by law to give preference to in-district resident candidates. Out-of-district applicants will be considered if space is available.

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Total Hours Required - 70-71 Hours

Major Field Requirements - 38 Hours

  • EMS106 - Paramedic I ( 7.5 Semester Hours)

    Students will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the EMT-Paramedic in addition to the medical/legal and ethical aspects of the Emergency Medical Services System. Pathophysiology, pharmacology, medication administration and communication skills will also be studied as well as skill development. Specific clinical experiences will be required correlating with course content. Advanced airway management and skills will also be included. This course has been approved by the National Highway Safety Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation. Prerequisites: Students must possess a current Illinois EMT-B license and submit documentation that an EMS System vehicle will be available to accommodate field experience. 7.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 lec, 5 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED

  • EMS111 - Paramedic II ( 8.5 Semester Hours)

    Students will be introduced to patient assessment including history taking, assessment skills, clinical decision making, and communication/ documentation. Care of the trauma patient will be included covering the effects of trauma on all body systems. Specific clinical experiences will be required correlating to course content. This course has been approved by the National Highway Safety Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 106 with a grade of C or better. 8.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 9 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.

  • EMS116 - Paramedic III ( 10 Semester Hours)

    Students will be introduced to the pathophysiology, assessment findings, and treatment plans for the patient experiencing cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, endocrine problems, allergy/anaphylactic conditions, gastroenterology, urology, and toxicological problems as well as effect of environmental conditions. Prerequisite: Completion of EMS 111 Paramedic II with a grade of C or better or licensed RN. 10 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 lec, 2 lab, 8 practicum hours/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.

  • EMS121 - Paramedic IV ( 12 Semester Hours)

    Students will be introduced to the pathophysiology, assessment findings, and treatment plans for the patient experiencing infectious/communicable diseases, behavioral emergencies, gynecological emergencies, normal or abnormal labor, neonatal conditions, pediatric illness, geriatric situations, abuse or assault. They will also be able to adapt assessment and treatment for those experiencing various challenges as well as the chronic care patient. Common complaints will also be evaluated as well as learning to deal with the multiple aspects of the emergency scene. Prerequisite: Completion of EMS 116 with a grade of ""C"" or better. 12 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 18 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.

General Education Requirements - 25-26 Hours

  • Communications (ENG 101, COM 131 required) 6 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Mathematics (MAT 106 or higher required) 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Physical/Life Science (BIO 108, CHE 102 or CHE 103 required) 7 - 8 Semester hour(s)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (PSY 103, PSY 200 required) 6 Semester hour(s)

Related Requirements - 6 Hours

  • BUS112 - Human Relations ( 3 Semester Hours)

    Stresses development of the individual and inter-personal relationships applied to business and industry with emphasis upon values, communications, problem solving, motivation and leadership. In addition, human relations skills and organizational behavior concepts are developed within modern organization environments to understand behavior, performance, learning, perception, values, and diversity. Communications skills, conflict resolutions, power, politics, ethics, and team dynamics are presented and analyzed within modern organizations. Organizational development principles such as organizational change, global diversity, productivity, participative management, and time as well as career management skills are presented and applied. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • BUS205 - Principles of Management ( 3 Semester Hours)

    Principles of Management analyzes the organizing, planning and controlling of business activities and the directing of people to achieve the objectives of business by studying the current management theories. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

SVCC Requirement - 1 Hours

  • FYE101 - First Year Experience ( 1 Semester Hours)

    The focus of this course is how to be successful in college. Study skills, goal setting, academic planning, time and money management, and information research skills are among the core topics included in this course. Within a supportive environment, students will share their college experiences and develop connections with fellow students and SVCC staff. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week

Suggested Program

First Semester - 15.5 Hours

  • BIO108 - Intro to Human Anatomy/Physiol ( 4 Semester Hours)

    A study of introductory chemistry, cells, tissues, and structure and function of organ systems including: digestive, respiratory, reproductive, urogenital, cardiovascular-lymphatic, musculoskeletal, nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec, 2 lab/week

  • EMS106 - Paramedic I ( 7.5 Semester Hours)

    Students will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the EMT-Paramedic in addition to the medical/legal and ethical aspects of the Emergency Medical Services System. Pathophysiology, pharmacology, medication administration and communication skills will also be studied as well as skill development. Specific clinical experiences will be required correlating with course content. Advanced airway management and skills will also be included. This course has been approved by the National Highway Safety Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation. Prerequisites: Students must possess a current Illinois EMT-B license and submit documentation that an EMS System vehicle will be available to accommodate field experience. 7.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 lec, 5 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED

  • ENG101 - Composition I ( 3 Semester Hours)

    A basic course in essay writing with emphasis on exposition, ENG 101 stresses knowledge and application of the rhetorical modes. ENG 101 presupposes competence in grammar, usage, and mechanics. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 22 or above; required scores on the current English placement test, or grade of C or higher in ELA 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • FYE101 - First Year Experience ( 1 Semester Hours)

    The focus of this course is how to be successful in college. Study skills, goal setting, academic planning, time and money management, and information research skills are among the core topics included in this course. Within a supportive environment, students will share their college experiences and develop connections with fellow students and SVCC staff. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week

Second Semester - 14.5 Hours

  • MAT106 - Applied Mathematics ( 3 Semester Hours)

    Applied mathematics is a fundamental course for students in technical and career programs. The course includes fundamental mathematics, algebra, geometry, right triangle trigonometry, business mathematics, and statistical concepts which are applied to the solution of practical problems. Scientific notation, metrics and use of the calculator are also covered. Prerequisite: MAT 075 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate placement score, or one year of high school algebra with grade of C or higher, or High School Math 1 with grade of C or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • PSY103 - Introduction to Psychology ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to introduce the student to major concepts, theories, principles, and research in the field of psychology. This course will survey the scientific study of human and animal characteristics and behavior. Major topics from biological, behavioral, cognitive, personality, developmental, abnormal, and social psychology theory and research will be emphasized. Universal characteristics and individual differences will be explored 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S6 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • EMS111 - Paramedic II ( 8.5 Semester Hours)

    Students will be introduced to patient assessment including history taking, assessment skills, clinical decision making, and communication/ documentation. Care of the trauma patient will be included covering the effects of trauma on all body systems. Specific clinical experiences will be required correlating to course content. This course has been approved by the National Highway Safety Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 106 with a grade of C or better. 8.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 9 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.

Summer Semester - 6 Hours

  • PSY200 - Human Growth & Development ( 3 Semester Hours)

    A study of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the human across the lifespan. Normative and non-normative patterns of development will be examined. Several major theories of human development will be be explored. Practical application of research findings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or equivalent. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S6 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Third Semester

  • CHE102 - Introduction to Chemistry ( 3 Semester Hours)

    A one semester general survey covering basic chemistry principles including topics in organic chemistry. In particular, emphasizing electronic structure and periodic law, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and calculations, acids, bases, salts, and organic compounds. Depth of coverage is designed to meet the needs for the general education requirement and of students in areas such as nursing, home economics, and allied health. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 102(3 credits) and CHE 103(4 credits). 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

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    CHE103 - Introduction to Chemistry ( 4 Semester Hours)

    A one semester general survey covering basic chemistry principles including topics in organic chemistry. In particular, emphasizing electronic structure and periodic law, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and calculations, acids, bases, salts, and organic compounds. Depth of coverage is designed to meet the needs for the general education requirement and of students in areas such as nursing, home economics, and allied health. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 102(3 credits) and CHE 103(4 credits). 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 902L Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

       
    • EMS116 - Paramedic III ( 10 Semester Hours)

      Students will be introduced to the pathophysiology, assessment findings, and treatment plans for the patient experiencing cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, endocrine problems, allergy/anaphylactic conditions, gastroenterology, urology, and toxicological problems as well as effect of environmental conditions. Prerequisite: Completion of EMS 111 Paramedic II with a grade of C or better or licensed RN. 10 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 lec, 2 lab, 8 practicum hours/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.

    • BUS112 - Human Relations ( 3 Semester Hours)

      Stresses development of the individual and inter-personal relationships applied to business and industry with emphasis upon values, communications, problem solving, motivation and leadership. In addition, human relations skills and organizational behavior concepts are developed within modern organization environments to understand behavior, performance, learning, perception, values, and diversity. Communications skills, conflict resolutions, power, politics, ethics, and team dynamics are presented and analyzed within modern organizations. Organizational development principles such as organizational change, global diversity, productivity, participative management, and time as well as career management skills are presented and applied. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

    Fourth Semester - 18 Hours

    • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
    • BUS205 - Principles of Management ( 3 Semester Hours)

      Principles of Management analyzes the organizing, planning and controlling of business activities and the directing of people to achieve the objectives of business by studying the current management theories. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

    • EMS121 - Paramedic IV ( 12 Semester Hours)

      Students will be introduced to the pathophysiology, assessment findings, and treatment plans for the patient experiencing infectious/communicable diseases, behavioral emergencies, gynecological emergencies, normal or abnormal labor, neonatal conditions, pediatric illness, geriatric situations, abuse or assault. They will also be able to adapt assessment and treatment for those experiencing various challenges as well as the chronic care patient. Common complaints will also be evaluated as well as learning to deal with the multiple aspects of the emergency scene. Prerequisite: Completion of EMS 116 with a grade of ""C"" or better. 12 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 18 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.

    Footnotes

    • Program Requirements: A grade of “C” or better is required in major field requirements, communications, mathematics, social behavioral sciences, and physical life sciences.