With EMT being a required preparatory course for Paramedic, by completing EMS 60, EMS 80 and EMS 81 courses in sequence one would have a strong foundation for moving forward in a Paramedic Academy. The EMT is the beginning level for professional emergency medical response personnel. It is the minimum preparation required to staff an ambulance and most 911 medical response vehicles and is the required prerequisite for EMS 80 and EMS 81 the first classes in the beginning of the Paramedic Academy. Classes in this area meet California State EMS Authority and ICEMA regulations.
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This certificate will provide credit for those who complete the current required preparatory course for the Paramedic program Emergency Medical Technician (EMS 60) course as well as Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology (EMS 80) and Paramedic Introduction of EMS (EMS 81). The Paramedic program is designed to train students to learn advanced emergency medical care for the sick and injured. When a student completes the required class EMS 60 they will have the entry-level skills and mandatory training hours qualifying them to take the National Registry/CA EMS Emergency Medical Technician written exam. Upon successful completion of the certification exam students will receive National Certification and will allow them to apply for CA EMS Emergency Medical Technician Certification authorizing students to apply for the Paramedic Academy. After successfully completing EMS 80 and EMS 81 the paramedic student will then be able to take the next group of courses (EMS 82,83,84,85,86) in sequential order.
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|EMS 60||Emergency Medical Technician||9.5||Y1/S1|
|EMS 80||Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology||3.5||Y2/S1|
|EMS 81||Paramedic Introduction to Emergency Medical Services||3.5||Y2/S1|
EMS 60 Emergency Medical Technician 9.5
(Formerly ALDH 71) This course provides training in basic emergency care skills, including CPR, automated external defibrillation, use of definitive airway adjuncts, and assisting patients with certain medications. Approved by the Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency. All students must be eighteen (18) years of age, have a current TB test, and have CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) training equivalent to the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Level (Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, Section 100066 b2 California Code of Regulations) prior to first day of class due to current Clinical/Field internship affiliation agreements. Prerequisite: CPR training equivalent to the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Level (Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, Section 100066 b2 California Code of Regulations). State mandated.
EMS 80 Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology 3.5
(Formerly ALDH 50) This is the introductory course of the paramedic program. This course includes basic anatomy, physiology and medical terminology for the paramedic. Prerequisite: Application and acceptance into the Paramedic Academy and successful completion of EMS 60 or an EMT card equivalent.
EMS 81 Paramedic Introduction of Emergency Medical Services 3.5
(Formerly ALDH 51) This course covers roles and responsibilities of the EMT-P. It also includes the Emergency Medical Services System, EMS communication and leadership as it relates to the EMT-P. Prerequisite: Application and acceptance into the Paramedic Academy and successful completion of EMS 60 or an EMT card equivalent.
Total Units 16.5
Diann Thursby · 04/11/19
Received regional recommendation at 4-8-2019 IEDRC Deans Meeting.
Scott Jones · 03/27/19
For further questions regarding this and future certificates for VVC EMS please feel free to contact Scott Jones (951)719-5478.