EMED-100 Topics in Emergency Medical Sciences

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course covers topics in Emergency Medical Sciences. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.


EMED-109 CPR for the Health Care Provider

.2 Units: 2 hours of lecture, 6 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, ND

This course covers background information about heart disease, risk factors for heart disease, prudent heart living, and heart and lung function.One and two rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and management of a foreign body airway obstruction in adults, children, and infants are also covered.[This course covers the objectives as set forth by the American Heart Association (AHA). There is a certification card available upon successful completion of the course. This course may be repeated as needed for professional certification/recertification or three times. [Textbooks, available at the college bookstore, are required and MUST be brought to the first day of class. This course is cross-listed with MEDIC 109.] Petition to repeat intended for legally mandated certification training.


EMED-110                     Emergency Medical Technician I

6 Units: 72 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, 36 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: Healthcare Provider CPR Certification

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician I in the state of California. Topics covered are patient assessment, oxygen administration, recognition and treatment of various medical and trauma emergencies, and other aspects that relate to pre-hospital care. The student will spend time in an emergency department and in an ambulance to experience the field of EMS. This course meets the state of California regulations of EMT I training. A grade of “C” or better is required in order to be eligible for certification. Petition to repeat for legally mandated certification training.


EMED-130 EMS Anatomy and Physiology

4 Units: 72 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on its application to EMS. Topics include a basic study of the body systems, as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. The curriculum for Anatomy and Physiology course shall be the objectives from Appendix E of the 1998 Release of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTRA) EMT-Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum.


EMED-135                     BLS/ALS Interface

2.5 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 27 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

This course is designed to assist EMTs working with ALS / Paramedic level providers.Emphasis will be placed with basic and assisting with advanced airway and ventilation management devices and skills, identification of basic rhythm disturbances, IV therapy and assisting with other Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills.

EMED-298                     Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Emergency Medical Sciences under the direction of an instructor.

EMED-300 Field Studies

.1-4 Units: 1.8-72 hours of lecture and/or 5.4-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in field experience in various disciplines. In all cases, field classes will be oriented toward direct involvement by the student in some outside activity which should supplement the classroom experience.Petition to repeat for maximum units.