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EMT Paramedic
Associate of Applied Science


To prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domain, who
meet state and national expectations within the profession.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in EMT Paramedic will have demonstrated

  1. effective written, electronic, and verbal communication with patients and other healthcare providers to effectively convey, collect, and document patient assessment and treatment information;
  2. application of critical thinking to perform scene and patient assessment, develop a field impression, and apply appropriate therapeutic interventions in response to medical and trauma emergencies in the hospital and pre-hospital environment;
  3. integration of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and pharmacology into patient assessment and application of appropriate treatment in the hospital and pre-hospital environment;
  4. application of mathematical principles in the calculation of medication dosage and the interpretation of data;
  5. professional behaviors consistent with the EMT code of ethics; and
  6. competency in the performance of skills appropriate to the role of the paramedic.

Specific Requirements:

Selection for the program is based on grade point average for qualification courses and rating forms. Students applying for paramedic clinical courses must submit Required Information for Clinical Programs (described earlier in this section), pass a drug-screening test and a comprehensive criminal background check, pay a clinical fee, and meet all additional Bureau of EMS and clinical site requirements.

Prior to beginning clinical classes, students must test out of READ 099 and MATH 097 as documented by ACT, placement tests, or course completion, and students must hold current state and national EMT Basic credentials.

Paramedic clinical classes are offered as both a day and evening program. Paramedic training is intensive involving over 1,000 hours of didactic, laboratory, clinical, and field training.

Advanced standing and articulation into specific EMTP courses may be granted to students who have completed paramedic training at Louisiana Technical College or another accredited institution. Documentation confirming current certification as a paramedic from the National Registry of EMT and State certification must be provided. Eighteen (18) academic credit hours of the curriculum must be completed in residence at BPCC and all other graduation requirements must be met.

Required courses for the Associate of Applied Science in EMT Paramedic:

Qualification courses
ZLGY 124: Human Anatomy 3
ZLGY 124L: Human Anatomy Lab 1
ZLGY 125: Human Physiology 3
Total qualification course hours: 7
Clinical Courses
EMTP 201: Introduction to Paramedic 4
EMTP 202: Airway Mgt/Ventilation 2
EMTP 203: Patient Assessment 2
EMTP 204: Treatment of the Trauma Patient 3
EMTP 205: Treatment of the Medical Patient I 5
EMTP 206: Special Considerations 3
EMTP 207: Operations 1
EMTP 208: Treatment of the Medical Patient II 4
EMTP 209: Applied Practice 3
EMTP 210: Field Experience 4
EMTP 211: Clinical Experience 3
EMTP 212: Assessment and Review 1
Total clinical hours: 35
Additional courses that must be completed to earn the Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic
*ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
*ENGL 102: Composition & Rhetoric II 3
ZLGY 110: Medical Terminology 3
HMAN Elective 3
*MATH 102: College Algebra 3
Psychology Elective 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
Total additional course hours: 24
Total credit hours for Associate of Applied Science in EMT Paramedic 68

*Students must meet prerequisites before taking course.

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