EMT/Paramedic Curriculum Guide and Course Descriptions

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

An EMT is a healthcare provider who responds to emergency situations to stabilize and treat the sick and injured, then provides safe transport to a healthcare facility.  EMT is considered an entry level, ambulance service provider within the state of Kansas.  The EMT scope of practice focuses on basic, non-invasive, lifesaving techniques.

EMT is a one semester course that meets in four-hour class periods, twice per week.  The defensive driving portion is an eight-hour class period that will meet on a Saturday.  Students must be 17 years of age to enroll in this course.

Participants of this course will meet the educational standards set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with emphasis on the scope of practice for EMT as defined by the Kansas Board of EMS.

This course is designed to prepare students by simulating emergency situations which require them to perform the actual duties that are performed by EMT’s in the field.  This means that along with classroom instruction, the student will perform psychomotor skills as well.  This course is as physically demanding as the job itself.

Along with classroom instruction and skills laboratory, EMT students are required to complete 24 hours of clinical experience in an emergency room and 24 hours of field internship at an ambulance service.

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Requirements

course code course title credit hours
EMTP-136 Emergency Medical Technician 11
EMTP-116 Emergency Defensive Driving 1
EMTP-115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1

Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic (EMT-P)

A Paramedic is a healthcare professional who specializes in advanced treatments for the critically sick and injured then provides continuous intensive care during transport to a healthcare facility.

Students who wish to take the 18-month Paramedic program will also need to complete the requirements for an Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree. 

Prerequisites for the Paramedic program include a completion grade of “C” or better in Anatomy and Physiology and proof of current certification as an EMT in the state of Kansas.  The Paramedic courses are limited to 12 students so acceptance into the program will be based upon a competitive application process.

Participants of this course will meet the educational standards set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with emphasis on the scope of practice for Paramedic as defined by the Kansas Board of EMS.

The Paramedic program at Coffeyville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (www.coaemsp.org).

Paramedic students are required to complete 284 hours of clinical experience within various healthcare settings and 456 hours of field internship at an ambulance service.

EMT-P Prerequisites

course code course title credit hours
*BIOL-203 Anatomy & Physiology 5

Proof of current EMT certification in the state of Kansas.
*Note: Students must have a "C" or better in Anatomy & Physiology to be considered for the EMT/Paramedic program.

EMT-P Requirements

course code course title credit hours
EMTP-100 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
EMTP-122 Advanced Patient Management 4
EMTP-123 Advanced Patient Management Lab 3
EMTP-158 Paramedic Cardiopulmonary 4
EMTP-159 Paramedic Cardiopulmonary Lab 3
EMTP-166 Preparatory Clinical 1
EMTP-167 Paramedic Surgical Clinical 1
EMTP-168 Paramedic OB/RT/ER Clinical 1
EMTP-169 Special Considerations Clinical 1
EMTP-192 Paramedic OB/GYN 1
EMTP-193 Paramedic OB/GYN Lab 1
EMPT-198 Paramedic Special Considerations 1
EMTP-199 Paramedic Special Considerations Lab 1
EMTP-212 Medical Emergencies 4
EMTP-214 Medical Emergencies Lab 3
EMTP-238 Trauma 4
EMTP-239 Trauma Lab 3
EMTP-268 Paramedic Operations 3
EMTP-269 Paramedic Operations Lab 3
EMTP-230 Field Internship I 5
EMTP-247 Field Internship II 5
Total EMT/Paramedic Hours 53

General Education Requirements

course code course title credit hours
ENGL-101 English Composition I 3
SPCH-211 Interpersonal and Group Communications 3
COMP-162 Computer Concepts and Applications
or higher level computer class
3
BUSN-133 Business Math
or higher level math class
3
  Humanities Course 3
Total General Education Hours 15
Total Associate Degree Hours 68

Continuing Education Electives

course code course title credit hours
EMTP-100 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
EMTP-110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Heartsaver/First Aid (CPR) 1
EMTP-115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Health Care Provider (CPR) 1
EMTP-131 EMT/Continuing Ed Seminar 1
EMTP-132 Instructor - CPR Certification 1
EMTP-231 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 1
EMTP-114 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor 1
EMTP-240 12 Lead EKG Interpretation 1
EMTP-245 Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers .5
EMTP-250 Neonatal Resuscitation 1

Course Descriptions

EMTP-100.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support. 2 Hours.  This course is designed to provide nurses, physicians, paramedics and others involved in the health care profession with information regarding advanced life support, according to AHA guidelines.  Prerequisite:  Must have current CPR card and obtain a packet of information no less than 2 weeks prior to the first class meeting.

EMTP-110.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Heartsaver / First Aid (CPR).  1 Hour.  This course includes didactic and practical skills components.  Students will learn techniques for recognizing and treating foreign body airway obstructions, and cardiopulmonary arrest.  Students will be tested in both written and practical skills abilities, adhering to American Heart Association curriculum for basic life support

EMTP-115.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Health Care Provider (CPR).  1 Hour.  This course includes didactic and practical skills components.  Students will learn techniques for recognizing and treating foreign body airway obstructions and cardiopulmonary arrest.  Students will be tested in both written and practical skills abilities, adhering to American Heart Association curriculum for basic life support.

EMTP-116.  Emergency Defensive Driving.  1 Hour.  This course addresses driving issues, to include: air bags, anti-lock brakes, safety belts, child restraints and substance abuse.  The course focuses on the operator's ability to read traffic conditions, act accordingly and prevent collisions.  Key safe driving techniques and concepts will be discussed.  The course teaches operators how to look at the traffic scene, analyze the situation and adapt the appropriate techniques and concepts to handle it. Prerequisite: Current driver's license.

EMTP 122.  Advanced Patient Management. 4 Hours. This course addresses Introductory Paramedic skills and focuses on Safety and Wellness of the Paramedic.  The Paramedic skills of patient assessment will be addressed.  Principals of pharmacology, medical administration and emergency medications will be discussed.  The use of documentation in the practice of paramedicine is discussed.

EMTP 123.  Advanced Patient Management Lab. 3 Hours.  This course addresses Introductory Paramedic skills and focuses on Safety and Wellness of the Paramedic.  The Paramedic skills of patient assessment will be addressed and performed.  Principals of pharmacology, medical administration and emergency medications will be discussed and performed.  The use of documentation in the practice of paramedicine is discussed.

EMTP-131.  Emergency Medical Technology - Continuing Education Seminar.  1 Hour.  This course is designed to provide First Responders, EMT's, EMT-I's, EMT-D's, and MICT's with a refresher training program to meet Kansas Recertification Requirements.  Topics covered vary, and include those listed in the National Standard DOT curriculum.  Prerequisite:  Board of EMS Attendant Certification or higher level of medical providership.

EMTP-136.  Emergency Medical Technician. 11 Hours.  This program addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the basic life support EMT, according to the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Education Standard. The course consists of didactic (lecture) instruction, lab skills, Clinical Rotation and Field Internship.

The knowledge required to function as an EMT must be LEARNED as it is inherent as an applied science. Classroom instruction includes anatomy and physiology and recognition and care of acute medical emergencies and trauma related injuries.

EMTP 158.  Paramedic Cardiopulmonary. 4 Hours.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the airway and the heart and its components. Mechanical ventilation and respiration for patients of all ages will be discussed.  Assessing patients with respiratory, cardiovascular and hematology problems will be discussed. Equipment used to assess and treat these areas is also discussed.

EMTP 159.  Paramedic Cardiopulmonary Lab. 3 Hours.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the airway and the heart and its components. Mechanical ventilation and respiration for patients of all ages will be discussed.  Assessing patients with respiratory, cardiovascular and hematology problems will be discussed. Equipment used to assess and treat these areas is also discussed.

EMTP 166.  Preparatory Clinical.  1 Hour.  This hands-on clinical experience course represents one of the most important components of paramedic education since this is where the student learns to synthesize cognitive and psychomotor skills.   This course allows the student to integrate and reinforce the didactic and skills laboratory components that they have practiced in the classroom.  The ability to serve in the capacity of an entry-level paramedic requires experience with actual patients.  This course enables the student to build a database of patient experiences that serves to help in clinical decision making and pattern recognition.  

EMTP -167.  Paramedic Surgical Clinical. 1 Hour.  This hands-on clinical experience course represents one of the most important components of paramedic education since this is where the student learns to synthesize cognitive and psychomotor skills.   This course allows the student to integrate and reinforce the didactic and skills laboratory components that they have practiced in the classroom.  The ability to serve in the capacity of an entry-level paramedic requires experience with actual patients.  This course enables the student to build a database of patient experiences that serves to help in clinical decision making and pattern recognition.  

EMTP-168.  Paramedic OB/RT/ER Clinical. 1 Hour.  This hands-on clinical experience course represents one of the most important components of paramedic education since this is where the student learns to synthesize cognitive and psychomotor skills.   This course allows the student to integrate and reinforce the didactic and skills laboratory components that they have practiced in the classroom.  The ability to serve in the capacity of an entry-level paramedic requires experience with actual patients.  This course enables the student to build a database of patient experiences that serves to help in clinical decision making and pattern recognition.  

EMTP-169.  Paramedic Special Considerations Clinical. 1 Hour.  This hands-on clinical experience course represents one of the most important components of paramedic education since this is where the student learns to synthesize cognitive and psychomotor skills.   This course allows the student to integrate and reinforce the didactic and skills laboratory components that they have practiced in the classroom.  The ability to serve in the capacity of an entry-level paramedic requires experience with actual patients.  This course enables the student to build a database of patient experiences that serves to help in clinical decision making and pattern recognition.  

EMTP-192.  Paramedic OB/GYN. 1 Hour.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the labor and delivery of a newborn. Basic and Advanced life support interventions to recognize and manage with patients with gynecologic and obstetric emergencies. The student should be able to respond to the physical, physiologic, and psychosocial needs of patients across the life span.

EMTP-193.  Paramedic OB/GYN Lab.  1 Hour.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the labor and delivery of a newborn. Basic and Advanced life support interventions to recognize and manage with patients with gynecologic and obstetric emergencies. The student should be able to respond to the physical, physiologic, and psychosocial needs of patients across the life span.

EMTP-198.  Paramedic Special Considerations. 1 Hour. This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate, pediatric, geriatric and patient’s with special challenges. Basic and Advanced life support interventions are used to recognize and manage problems with the neonate, pediatric, geriatric and Patient’s with special challenges.

EMTP-199.  Paramedic Special Considerations Lab.  1 Hour.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate, pediatric, geriatric and patient’s with special challenges. Basic and Advanced life support interventions are used to recognize and manage problems with the neonate, pediatric, geriatric and Patient’s with special challenges.

EMTP-212.  Medical Emergencies.  4 Hours.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of patients with medical emergencies.  The student will learn to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint.

EMTP-214.  Medical Emergencies Lab.  3 Hours.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of patients with medical emergencies.  The student will learn to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint.

EMTP-230.  Field Internship I.  5 Hours.  During this course, the Paramedic student will work with trained and certified Paramedic’s on Type I vehicles and put into practice the skills and knowledge he/she gained during the previous semesters. Successful completion will require meeting or exceeding the minimums in hours, patient contacts in each category, and patient care reports (these numbers are defined in the Clinical and Field Internship Handbook.

EMTP-231.  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).  1 Hour.  This course includes: 1) the information needed for recognizing the infant or child at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest, 2) information and strategies for preventing cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children, and 3) the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitating and stabilizing the infant or child in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.  The course is intended for health care providers with responsibilities for the well-being of infants and children.  Practical application of skills and knowledge in critical situations are emphasized by using case presentations.  Prerequisite: Registrants must be health care providers, i.e., medical, nursing, paramedical or allied health personnel, whose daily occupation demands proficiency in the knowledge and skills of Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  Others may audit a Pediatric Advanced Life Support course at the discretion of the course director.  As another prerequisite to the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course, registrants must have successfully completed a BLS course within the past one year unless a pediatric BLS course is included as part of the PALS course.

EMTP-238.  Trauma.  4 Hours.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of patients with traumatic emergencies.  The student will learn to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a trauma complaint.

EMTP-239.  Trauma Lab.  3 Hours.  This course addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of patients with traumatic emergencies.  The student will learn to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a trauma complaint.

EMTP-245.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers.  1 Hour.  This course is designed to provide MICT's, PA's, nurses and physicians the ability to utilize knowledge to decide when to change the resuscitation approach and prevention of cardiac arrest within the last 10 minutes prior to arrest.  Prerequisite:  Certification for at least one year in ACLS.

EMTP-247.  Field Internship II.  5 Hours.  During this course, the Paramedic student will work with trained and certified Paramedic’s on Type I vehicles and put into practice the skills and knowledge he/she gained during the previous semesters. Successful completion will require meeting or exceeding the minimums in hours, patient contacts in each category, and patient care reports.

EMTP-250.  Neonatal Resuscitation.  1 Hour.  This course is designed to provide MICT's, PA's, nurses and physicians the ability to effectively treat and manage the neonate.

EMTP-268.  Paramedic Operations.  3 Hours.  This course addresses the operations of EMS systems and pertaining to research and communications.  The student will be versed in medical/ legal ethics.  Public health situations will be discussed as they pertain to EMS.  Operations of a ground and air ambulance will be discussed.  Incident management, multiple casualty incidents will be discussed.  Hazardous material awareness and mass casualty/ terrorism and disaster will be taught.

EMTP-269.  Paramedic Operations Lab.  3 Hours.  This course addresses the operations of EMS systems and pertaining to research and communications.  The student will be versed in medical/ legal ethics.  Public health situations will be discussed as they pertain to EMS.  Operations of a ground and air ambulance will be discussed.  Incident management, multiple casualty incidents will be discussed.  Hazardous material awareness and mass casualty/ terrorism and disaster will be taught.