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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Program Overview

The 9 credit-hour certificate program provides entry-level emergency medical care knowledge and skills with the delivery of Basic Life Support (BLS) as defined by the National EMS Education Standards. The program is presented in three modules. Each module concludes with a modular exam covering course content presented in that module. Specific enabling objectives are listed on the cover of each presentation’s handout.

Modular exams for EMS 111, 112 and 113 must be passed with a minimum of 80% and these scores along with the cumulative quiz scores comprise the course GPA. In addition, a final cumulative exam must be passed with an 80% minimum but is considered pass/fail and the score does not factor into the students GPA. Failure to reach 80% on any modular exam, or the final cumulative exam will result in course failure. Failure to score 75% on the first attempt of any exam will be considered a fail of the exam. Students scoring between 75%-79% will be offered a retake of the exam. Failure to score a minimum of 80% on the retake will be considered a fail of the exam.

A high school diploma or GED, 2.0 Harper GPA, and an age requirement of 18 is necessary. This program is offered only at Northwest Community Hospital.

Admission Requirements: Emergency Medical Technician is a limited enrollment program. For admission requirements (meeting the course prerequisite for EMS 111), please contact the Admissions Outreach Office at 847.925.6700 or visit harpercollege.edu

Program Requirements

Required:

Students must complete EMS 111, 112 and 113 modular exams with a C or above and must also complete the final exam with a C or above to successfully earn the EMT certificate.

Number Course Title Credits
EMS 111 3

Description: The entire Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program of Instruction is divided into three courses that must all be passed in sequence (EMS 111, 112, and 113) as well as hospital and field clinical experiences and a cumulative final written exam. EMS 111 is designed to introduce entry-level knowledge and skills required to become an EMT and provides the foundations of EMT practice upon which all other instruction is based. The module exam given at the conclusion of this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80% to progress to EMS 112. Content and objectives are mapped to the National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Standards.

Prerequisite: You must be at least 18 years old and provide a high school transcript or GED equivalency to register for this course. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is needed for enrolled/previously enrolled Harper students. Completion of ENG 100 with a grade of C or better or placement into ENG 101 AND placement into MTH 080 are also required. Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf Placement into MTH 080 Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Summer 2020 | Fall 2020

EMS 112 3

Description: The entire Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program of Instruction is divided into three courses that must all be passed in sequence (EMS 111, 112, and 113) as well as hospital and field clinical experiences and a cumulative final written exam. EMS 112 provides comprehensive coverage of acute and chronic respiratory disorders, acute and chronic cardiovascular disorders, cardiac arrest management, anaphylactic emergencies, stroke, seizure and altered mental status, shock, acute diabetic emergencies, abdominal, renal, genitourinary and gynecologic emergencies and environmental emergencies including diving and drowning emergencies. The module exam given at the conclusion of this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80% to progress to EMS 113.

Prerequisite: EMS 111 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Summer 2020 | Fall 2020

EMS 113 3

Description: The entire Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program of Instruction is divided into three courses that must all be passed in sequence (EMS 111, 112, and 113) as well as hospital and field clinical experiences and a cumulative final written exam. EMS 113 presents a wide scope of trauma emergencies, special patient populations, and those with physical challenges, multiple patient incidents and the incident management system, hazardous materials awareness, EMS response to terrorist incidents and ambulance operations. Content and objectives are mapped to the National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Standards.

Prerequisite: EMS 112 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Summer 2020 | Fall 2020

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Non-financial aid eligible program.
Last Updated: 7/15/20