Cardiology 1

This is a course designed to provide knowledge in cardiology to fulfill the needs of the Paramedic Program. This course involves medical procedures and use of equipment as stated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Public Health, and the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support standards. Topics include: rapid interpretation of EKGs, static recognition of EKGs, electrical therapy, pharmacological therapy, and basic algorithms for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

Pharmacology 2

This course is designed to provide pharmacological information on the remaining non-cardiac drugs, which a paramedic will experience in the pre-hospital and hospital setting. This course is based on the Paramedic Education program requirements as set by the Michigan Department of Public Health.

Pharmacology 1

This course is designed to provide the paramedic students with a knowledge of basic pharmacological principles, biological factors influencing drug actions, predictable effects of drugs on physiologic problems, modifiers of predictable effects, commonalities and variations between the actions of drugs employed for comparable therapeutic effect, adverse effects of drugs that can and do commonly occur, and application for pharmacological therapy in the pre-hospital setting. Concentration will focus on cardiovascular drugs in this semester.

Basic Emergency Medical Technician Clinical Internship

This course is designed for students to observe and participate in the clinical experiences in both the pre-hospital and hospital settings. Students must complete a minimum of six eight-hour experiences in the hospital emergency room and in a pre-hospital life support agency. [0-48-48] Lab Fee

Defensive Emergency Driving/AllSafe

The College reserves the right to refuse the driving component to any individual whose driving record does not meet standards of the institution where the driving component is practiced. A course to prepare the licensed EMT (any level) with the defensive driving skills required by the EMS profession. Included in this course is information on AllSafe, defensive driving, tactics, laws regarding operation of an emergency vehicle, and practice in driving. This course includes an eight-hour practice driving component. [12-8-20] Lab Fee

Basic Emergency Medical Technician Skills Lab

This course is designed to compliment the didactic material learned in the EMT 120 course with the hands-on skills required to perform as a Basic EMT. Students will learn and practice skills such as CPR, patient assessment, splinting, airway management, automatic defibrillation, bleeding management, medical antishock trouser application, and IV maintenance. Students will also participate in scenario-based education and computer-based testing and scenarios to reinforce skills learned within this area. [0-72-72] Lab Fee

Basic Emergency Medical Technician Didactic

This course is designed to prepare the student for licensure as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician in the state of Michigan. This course involves medical procedures and use of equipment as prescribed by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industrial Services. Topics include: legal responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, management of various emergency situations, extrication, and current standards for BEMTs in the field. This course is based on the 1996 updated requirements for Emergency Medical Technician training.

Medical First Responder Training

The Medical First Responder Course is designed to provide licensure for the student with the Michigan Department of Public Health as a medical first responder. This course is based on the 1997 medical first responder curriculum as established by the Michigan Department of Public Health EMS Division. Students who successfully complete the requirements of this course will be licensed as medical first responders with the Michigan Department of Public Health EMS Division. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of what to do for a patient prior to the arrival of an ambulance. This course is designed for anyone who may be required to provide care for a sick or injured individual prior to the arrival of an ambulance. This includes (but is not limited to) firefighters, police officers, and first response team members. The course includes: training in CPR; bleeding control; airway management; splinting; extrication; oxygen therapy; and medical, environmental, and other emergencies. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Service Learning in Schools

This course broadens student knowledge pertaining to Service Learning in K-12 schools. Students investigate trends and historical perspectives of service learning and evaluate best practices in support of state education benchmarks. Each student prepares a service learning plan.

Field Experience 2

Students will need to successfully pass a criminal background check and a State of Michigan Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry (CANR) according to College and Department policy. This course provides an opportunity for the student interested in the profession of teaching to gain experience in a local school system.