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2009 - 2010 General Catalog



EMT Paramedic Associate of Applied Science

EMT Paramedics perform advanced medical assessment, stabilization, and treatment of patients in emergency situations on scene and during patient transport to a hospital.

The Bossier Parish Community College EMT Paramedic program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP)/Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).


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 be able to demonstrate:

  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. critical analysis of scene and patient assessment that leads to an accurate field impression and appropriate application of therapeutic interventions in response to medical and trauma emergencies;
  3. application of mathematical operations in the calculation of medication dosage and the interpretation of graphs and data;
  4. behaviors consistent with the EMT NAEMT code of ethics; and
  5. the ability to perform those treatment and intervention skills appropriate to the role of the paramedic.

Specific Requirements:

Selection for the program is based on grade point average for qualification courses and submission of a complete program application by the established deadline. Students applying for paramedic program courses must submit all required information for programs with a clinical component (described earlier in this section), pass a drug/alcohol screen, undergo a comprehensive background check, pay a clinical fee, and meet all additional Bureau of EMS and clinical site requirements.

Prior to beginning program 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 program classes are offered as both a day and evening program. Paramedic training is intense 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.

Upon successful completion of the EMT Paramedic program courses, a student is eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians- Paramedic exam and apply for State certification.

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

Qualification courses
BLGY 224: Human Anatomy 3
BLGY 224L: Human Anatomy Lab 1
BLGY 225: Human Physiology 3
Total qualification course hours: 7
Program 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 program 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
BLGY 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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