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Paramedicine (PARA)
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Program Overview:
Graduates of the Paramedicine degree program will have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, habits, and hands-on experience needed to perform pre-hospital advanced life support as they respond to medical and traumatic emergencies under direct medical control. The performance of advanced cardiac life support, pre-hospital trauma life support, pediatric advanced life support, and neonatal advanced life support procedures are stressed throughout the curriculum. Specifically, graduates will be able to: accurately assess a patient’s condition, operate a cardiac monitor, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubation, initiate intravenous solutions, and administer medicines.

This program follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and fulfills the prescribed requirements that are currently approved by the EMT-P practice by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

Program and/or Course Requirements:
Students considering transfer options should take ENG 1111 and SPE 1101

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Semester 1
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SU2017
FA2017
EPM 1200
CPR Fundamentals
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This course prepares the student to recognize and respond to cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest and foreign-body airway obstruction. The course will enable the student to recognize and respond to heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children utilizing cardiopulmonary resuscitation where appropriate. Training regarding the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and two-rescuer CPR will also be introduced.

EPM 2204
Paramedic I
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This course was designed in combination with EPM 2205, EPM 2206, and EPM 2207 to provide the knowledge and skills required to provide pre-hospital care and function as an entry-level Paramedic in accordance with the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health. This course incorporates lecture and lab components. Topics include National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) foundation standards, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, life span development, public health, pharmacology, airway management, respiration, artificial ventilation, and patient assessment. Completion of this course, followed by EPM 2205, EPM 2206, and EPM 2207, should prepare the student to sit for both the cognitive and psychomotor portion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Exams. Students planning to submit an examination request and subsequent licensures will be required to meet eligibility requirements of NREMT, IDPH and relative agencies. PREREQUISITE: Current EMT licensure, current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers), or consent of program director.

HEA 1225
Introduction to Medical Terminology
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This course introduces common root words, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, spelling, pronunciation, ability to use a medical dictionary, vocabulary building, and common abbreviations.

HEA 1226
Allied Health Anatomy
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This course provides a foundational knowledge of the structure and function of the primary body systems including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, digestive, and urinary systems. In association with each body system, common pathological conditions are also emphasized. This is a non-lab course that is intended for individuals who intend to work as a non-clinical allied health professional.

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LSC 2111
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
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This course will study the structures and functions and cells, tissues, organs, and some organ systems of the human body. These systems include:integumentary, skeletal, muscular, urinary, and reproductive. Fluids, electrolytes, acids, and bases are also discussed. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will also be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: Two years of high school biology or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Term Total
15.5
Semester 2
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SU2017
FA2017
EPF 1205
Vehicle Operator Fundamentals
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This course was designed to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Fire Service Vehicle Operator. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Fire Service Vehicle Operator exam will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements. Course topics include law, emergency vehicle-related accidents, personnel selection and effective driver training programs, vehicle dynamics, vehicle inspections and maintenance, and related administrative procedures. Minimum valid Illinois class B non-CDL driver license required for road-operation practical skills portion of course.

EPF 1219
Technical Rescue Awareness
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This course was designed to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Basic Operations Firefighter certification. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Technical Rescue Awareness exam will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements. Topics include incident command, methods of extrication, excavation and rescue, including structural collapse, rope rescue, confined space, vehicle and machinery, water, wilderness search and rescue, and trench and excavation, as well as safety best-practices. PREREQUISITES: Completion of EPF 1208 Firefighting Fundamentals, EPF 1209 Fire Suppression Fundamentals, EPF 1203 Fire Ground Operations.

EPM 2202
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
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This course consists of basic life support and employment of therapy in the treatment of the patient with suspected or overt myocardial infarction, during cardiac arrest, and in the post-arrest phase.

EPM 2205
Paramedic II
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This course was designed in combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2206, and EPM 2207 to provide the knowledge and skills required to provide pre-hospital care and function as an entry-level Paramedic in accordance with the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This course incorporates lecture, lab and clinical components, as well as field experience. Topics include medicine, intravenous therapy, and cardiac care. Completion of this course, in combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2206, and EPM 2207, should prepare the student to sit for both the cognitive and psychomotor portion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) and the IDPH Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Exams. Students planning to submit an examination request and subsequent licensures will be required to meet eligibility requirements of NREMT, IDPH and relative agencies. PREREQUISITE: Current EMT licensure, current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers), EPM 2204 or consent of program director.

HEA 1228
Human Pathophysiology
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This course focuses on the common diseases of each body system as encountered by healthcare professionals in various healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on understanding the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment (including pharmacologic) of each disease on the human body. This is a non-lab course that is intended for individuals who intend to work as a non-clinical allied health professional. A science background is not needed to be successful in this course. PREREQUISITE: HEA 1225 Intro to Medical Terminology and HEA 1226 Allied Health Anatomy.

Term Total
14
Semester 3
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SU2017
FA2017
EPF 1224
EP Hazardous Materials
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The course will provide first responders with the knowledge and skills to understand hazardous materials and their risks, to recognize the presence of hazardous materials and to understand the role of the emergency responder at the awareness level. This course meets the requirements of the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshall, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the National Fire Academy.

EPM 2206
Paramedic III
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This course was designed in combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2205, and EPM 2207 to provide the knowledge and skills required to provide pre-hospital care and function as an entry-level Paramedic in accordance with the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This course incorporates lecture, lab and clinical components, as well as field experience. Topics include trauma, shock and resuscitation, and special patient populations. Completion of this course, combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2205, and EPM 2207, should prepare the student to sit for both the cognitive and psychomotor portion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) and the IDPH Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Exams. Students planning to submit an examination request and subsequent licensures will be required to meet eligibility requirements of NREMT, IDPH and relative agencies. PREREQUISITE: Current EMT licensure, current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers), EPM 2204 and EPM 2205 or consent of program director.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

ELEC
Gen Ed Elective marked
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Term Total
16.5
Semester 4
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FA2017
ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

EPM 2207
Paramedic IV
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This course was designed in combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2205, and EPM 2206 to provide the knowledge and skills required to provide pre-hospital care and function as an entry-level Paramedic in accordance with the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This course incorporates lecture, lab and clinical components, as well as field experience. Topics include EMS operations. Completion of this course, in combination with EPM 2204, EPM 2205, and EPM 2206, should prepare the student to sit for both the cognitive and psychomotor portion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) and the IDPH Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Exams. Students planning to submit an examination request and subsequent licensures will be required to meet eligibility requirements of NREMT, IDPH and relative agencies. PREREQUISITE: Current EMT licensure, current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers), EPM 2204, EPM 2205, and EPM 2206 or consent of program director.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

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SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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An introduction to the basic theories and concepts relevant to face-to-face interaction. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the creation, maintenance, and termination of social, romantic, familial, and professional relationships.

ELEC
Gen Ed Elective marked
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2
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Term Total
14
Program Total
60


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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