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Emergency Medical Services Professions Intermediate Certificate Level ICertificate

Overview

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Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses 6 Credits
EMSP 1160 Clinical-EMT 1
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
EMSP 1161 Clinical - Emergency Medical Services Paramedic I 1
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness-or-Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course 1
Second Semester Courses 14 Credits
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
EMSP 1162 Paramedic Clinical II 1
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2305 EMS Operations 3
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 10 Credits
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 2300-or-EMSP 2352-or-EMSP 2359 Methods of Teaching EMS-or-EMS Research-or-EMS Supervision/Management 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts1 3
Second Semester Courses 11 Credits
EMSP 2160 Clinical - Paramedic III 1
EMSP 2330 Special Populations 3
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
PSYC 2301-or-SOCI 1301 General Psychology-or-Principles of Sociology 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management2 1
EMSP 2361 Clinical - EMS 3
Emergency Medical Services Professions AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward an Emergency Medical Services Professions AAS Degree.

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Program Details

The Emergency Medical Services Professions Associate of Applied Science degree includes knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to recognize, assess, and manage emergencies under the supervision and direction of a physician. Graduates can expect career opportunities within the field of emergency medicine.  Students successfully completing course work in this program are eligible to take National Registry exams.  Students holding paramedic certification are eligible to enter the prior learning assessment process to gain credit toward an AAS degree. Prior learning assessment does not apply to initial coursework. Contact an EMSP program director for additional information concerning advanced placement questions.
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact the program for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Job Opportunities

Job opportunities are available with local EMS agencies, EMS transfer services, physician offices, Emergency Departments, Free-Standing ERís, and Fire Services.

Accreditation Information

Please visit the website at http://www.lonestar.edu/ems-dept-NorthHarris for additional information, including information on the hybrid program offered at Montgomery and upcoming information session dates. The LSC-Montgomery EMSP Program 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 (CoAEMSP). www.coaemsp.org

Please visit the website at LoneStar.edu/ems-dept-North Harris for additional information, including a downloadable application for the LSC-North Harris program. The LSC-North Harris EMS Professions Program 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 (CoAEMSP). (www.coaemsp.org)?

LSC-CyFair offers a one-year paramedic academy. Please visit the website at LoneStar.edu/ems-dept-CyFair for additional information concerning the LSC-CyFair EMS program, including a downloadable application. The LSC-CyFair EMSP Program 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 (CoAEMSP). (www.coaemsp.org)

Admissions Information

Criminal background check

  • Background checks and drug screens are done through LSC approved background check vendors. EMT students must have completed the process prior to registration. Paramedic students should contact the program at the campus of interest for more information. Clinical and Field affiliates reserve the right to refuse students with positive backgrounds or drug screens. The inability to be placed in a clinical or field site will result in the inability to complete course objectives.

Immunizations

  • EMT students must have immunizations completed according to clinical and field affiliate standards prior to registration. Paramedic students should contact the program at the campus of interest for more information.

Prerequisites

  • There are no academic prerequisites prior to enrolling in the EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 courses. Paramedic level 1 certificate students should be aware that application processes may be competitive and should consider taking courses toward the AAS prior to beginning advanced studies.

Physical requirements (lifting weight, etc.)

  • Students must obtain a physical prior to enrollment.

Minimum age requirement

  • Students must be 18 years of age or older prior to the start of the semester of coursework.

Application process

1. Students must make a formal application to the EMSP department to pursue course work beyond EMSP 1501/EMSP 1160.Applicants who are currently certified at the EMT level or have completed EMSP 1501 - Emergency Medical Technician and EMSP 1160 - Clinical - EMT but who do not hold EMT certification may be provisionally accepted.

2. Students are only accepted for advance coursework at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-North Harris. Students should contact the program for start dates. An application portfolio must be submitted according to the deadlines established by the EMSP department of each college program.

3. Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check and drug screen (as required by clinical facilities) that is completed by a college-approved agency at the studentís expense. Clinical facilities also require proof of personal medical insurance and additional immunizations.

4. Admission into the AAS degree plan requires college readiness, as defined in the college catalog. Admission to the certificate program does not require college readiness.

5. Students must hold a National Registry EMT certification or Texas Department of State Heatlh services certification as an EMT or AEMT prior to beginning clinicals.

6. Students gaining admission will be notified at the end of the application process.

Admitted Student Requirements

  • A criminal background check must be completed by a college-approved vendor prior to registration.
  • Additional immunizations may be required. Please contact the campus of interest.

  • Progression requirements?

    • ?Students must be successful in one semester to be able to progress to the next semester in the program. For additional information, see the student handbook.
  • Equipment/uniform requirements vary by campus. Interested students should attend an information session at the campus of their choice for additional information.

  • Health insurance is required by clinical sites.

  • CPR certification must be obtained prior to registration. The EMS profession program only accepts American Heart Association Basic Life Support. No other CPR card will be accepted.

  • Drug testing is required prior to registering for courses. Some hospital facilities may require additional testing during the program prior to attending select facilities

Readmission/Reapplication Requirements

Students admitted into advanced coursework will follow a cohort-based model. Students who stop-out for any reason may reapply for readmission one time during the next application period at the campus of entry. Students may be required to meet with the readmission committee. Acceptance is not guaranteed.

Transfer Guidelines (internal & external)

Students are not eligible for transfer between campuses.

Certain offenses will prevent an individual from receiving an EMS certification in Texas or result in the revocation of an EMS certificate or license. Any person that has been convicted of, placed on deferred adjudication community supervision, or deferred disposition for any of the criminal offenses listed below are NOT qualified to obtain or maintain an EMS certification:

  1. murder [Texas Penal Code (PC) Section 19.02];
  2. capital murder [PC Section 19.03];
  3. indecency with a child; [PC Section 21.11 (a)(1)]
  4. aggravated kidnapping; [PC Section 20.04]
  5. aggravated sexual assault; [PC Section 22.021]
  6. aggravated robbery; [PC Section 29.03]
  7. substance abuse offenses, as described in Health and Safety Code, Chapter 481, for which punishment is increased under:

a. Health and Safety Code, §481.140, regarding the use of a child in the commission of an offense; or

b. Health and Safety Code, §481.134(c), (d), (e) or (f), regarding an offense committed within a drug free zone, if it is shown that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was increased under one of those subsections;

   8. sexual assault; [PC Section 22.011]

   9. An offense, other than an offense committed on or after September 1, 2009, for which the person is subject to register as a sex offender under Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 62.

Statement of Licensure Eligibility

If you are applying for admission to a College program or enrolling in a College program that may prepare you for an initial occupational license issued by a Licensing authority and/or if you later decide to change to a program that prepares you for an occupational license, please be advised of the following:

  1. An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program.
  2. Licensing authorities that issue an occupational license to an individual who completes the educational program issue guidelines stating the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular occupational license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority.
  3.  A state licensing authority that issues guidelines files those guidelines with the secretary of state for publication in the Texas Register.
  4. Local or county licensing authorities that issue an occupational license to an individual who completes the educational program issue guidelines related to criminal history and post the guidelines at the courthouse of the county in which the licensing authority is located or publish them in a newspaper having countrywide circulation in that county.
  5. Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details.
  6.  An individual may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority as required by Texas Occupation Code § 53.102.
  7. All applicants and enrollees are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.

AAS Requirements

  1. Apply for and be admitted to LSC.
  2. Students must make formal application to the EMSP department to pursue course work beyond EMSP 1501/1160.
  3. Applicants who are currently certified at the EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate level or have completed EMSP 1501 (EMT Basic) and EMSP 1160 (EMT-Basic Clinical) but who do not hold EMT-Basic certification may be provisionally accepted.
  4. Students are only accepted for advance coursework at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-North Harris. Transfer students should contact the program director for start dates. 
  5. An application portfolio must be submitted according to the deadlines established by the EMSP department of each college program. Please see the specific campus of enrollment for application process and requirements.
    LSC-CyFair
    LSC-Montgomery
    LSC-North Harris

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Program Accreditation

LSC-CyFair

Please visit the LSC-CyFair EMS Department for additional information concerning the LSC-CyFair EMS program including a downloadable application. The LSC-CyFair EMSP Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP: 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
http://www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

LSC-Montgomery

Please visit the LSC-Montgomery EMS Department for additional information concerning the LSC-Montgomery EMS program including a downloadable application. The LSC-Montgomery EMSP Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programsupon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
http://www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

LSC-North Harris

Please visit the LSC-North Harris EMS Department for additional information, including a downloadable application for the LSC-North Harris program. The LSC-North Harris EMS Professions Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programsupon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
http://www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

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