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EMS / Practicum I

Technical Hours: 4
EMS 1514 - Practicum I. Using supervised rotations in a definitive care setting, the students will apply the concepts developed in the didactic and laboratory courses to live patients. This will include rotations in the hospital and clinical environments. Twelve hours clinical. Four hours credit.

EMS / Prehospital Paramedic Cardiology Management

Technical Hours: 4
EMS 2764 – Prehospital Paramedic Cardiology Management. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology associated with cardiac dysrhythmia management. The lab experience includes ACLS concepts with intensive skill practices. Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

EMS / Practicum II

Technical Hours: 5
EMS 1525 - Practicum II (Prerequisite: EMS 1514). Using supervised rotations in a definitive care setting, the students will continue to develop assessment and treatment skills. The student will transition to field experience upon achieving competencies in the definitive care setting. Fifteen hours clinical. Five hours credit.

EMS / Prehospital Paramedic Medical Management

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 2773 – Prehospital Paramedic Medical Management. This course builds upon the previously lectured theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology associated with various medical diseases from a body-systems approach. An increased focused is applied to paramedic-level interventions in acute/chronic care patients. The lab experience includes theoretical concepts developed during lecture to incorporate advanced level skills for various medical conditions. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

EMS / Prehospital Practicum II

Technical Hours: 4
EMS 2784 – Prehospital Practicum II. As a continuation of Practicum I, this course uses supervised rotations in definitive care settings to continually develop assessment, treatment, and affective skills. The student will transition to primarily field experiences upon achieving competencies in the hospital settings. Twelve hours clinical. Four hours credit.

EMS / Concepts of Neurological Medicine Lecture

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 1742 - Concepts of Neurological Medicine Lecture. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and treatments associated with conditions of the nervous system. This includes conditions related to structure and those associated with organic and non-organic brain disease. Changes in the lifespan will be included. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

EMS / Prehospital Paramedic Maternal, Child, and Special Populations Management

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 2863 – Prehospital Paramedic Maternal, Child, and Special Populations Management. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and treatments associated with conditions of gynecology, obstetrics, neonatal, pediatric, and other lifespan issues. The lab component allows the student to practice skill-heavy lecture topics, including field delivery and resuscitation. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

EMS / Concepts of Neurological Medicine Lab

Technical Hours: 1
EMS 1751 - Concepts of Neurological Medicine Lab. A laboratory experience designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture. Two hours laboratory. One hour credit.

EMS / Prehospital Practicum III

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 2873 – Prehospital Practicum III. Building upon Practicum I & II, the student will, under the supervision of an approved program preceptor, integrate concepts developed in the didactic, laboratory, and clinical settings to the care of patients in the field setting. Nine hours clinical. Three hours credit.

EMS / Prehospital Paramedic Care Capstone

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 2883 – Prehospital Paramedic Care Capstone. This course serves as the capstone experience at the conclusion of paramedic didactic material. It will provide the student with a final review of topics and the opportunity to integrate their cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills through cumulative practical skill evaluations and a comprehensive final examination. One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

EMS / Fundamentals of Advanced EMT

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 1913 - Fundamentals of Advanced EMT. This course is required to apply for certification as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). This course introduces the theory and application of concepts related to the profession of the AEMT. The primary focus of the AEMT is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients across the lifespan who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Topics include: extending the knowledge of the EMT to a more complex breadth and depth, intravenous access and fluid therapy, medication administration, blind insertion airway devices, as well as the advanced assessment and management of various medical illnesses and traumatic injuries. Two hours lecture. Three hours clinical. Three hours credit.

EMS / Prehospital Paramedic Practicum Capstone

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 2893 – Prehospital Paramedic Practicum Capstone. A final internship which builds upon Practicum I, II & III, the student will, under the supervision of an approved program preceptor, integrate concepts developed in the didactic, laboratory, and clinical settings to the care of patients in the field setting with a focus on team leadership. Nine hours clinical. Three hours credit.

EMS / Concepts of Reproductive Medicine Lecture

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 1942 - Concepts of Reproductive Medicine Lecture. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and treatments associated with conditions of the reproductive system. The course includes care of the newborn as part of the concepts in reproductive medicine. Changes in the lifespan will be included. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

EMS / Concepts of Reproductive Medicine Lab

Technical Hours: 1
EMS 1951 - Concepts of Reproductive Medicine Lab. A laboratory experience designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture. Two hours laboratory. One hour credit.

EMS / Medical Emergencies of the Secondary Assessment Lecture

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 2343 - Medical Emergencies of the Secondary Assessment Lecture. This course will integrate patient assessment and assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

EMS / Medical Emergencies of the Secondary Assessment Lab

Technical Hours: 1
EMS 2351 - Medical Emergencies of the Secondary Assessment Lab. This course will integrate patient assessment and assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to perform a secondary assessment in order to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint. Two hours laboratory. One hour credit.

EMS / Practicum III

Technical Hours: 6
EMS 2566 - Practicum III. Under the supervision of an approved program preceptor, the student will continue to apply the concepts developed in the didactic, laboratory, and clinical settings to the care of patients in the environment of EMS. Eighteen hours clinical. Six hours credit.

EMS / Critical Care Paramedic I

Technical Hours: 8
EMS 2618 - Critical Care Paramedic I. This course provides a complex review of medical care, procedures, and practices common to critical care transport. The student will gain a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of critical care transport including Medical Legal, Safety, Regulations, Airway, Cardiovascular, Neurological, GI/GU, Shock, and Pharmacology. Eight hours lecture. Eight hours credit.

EMS / Critical Care Paramedic Lab

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 2622 - Critical Care Paramedic Lab (Pre/Co-requisite: EMS 2618). This course utilizes the didactic knowledge learned in Critical Care Paramedic I and teaches the student the skills specific to Critical Care Transport including Advanced Pharmacological Assisted Intubation, Surgical Airway Management, Ventilator Management, Chest Tube Placement and Management, Hemodynamic Monitoring, Arterial Line Insertion, and Hemodynamic Monitor. Four hours laboratory. Two hours credit.

EMS / Criticl Care Paramed Practicum

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 2632 - Critical Care Paramedic Practicum (Pre/Co-requisite: EMS 2618 & 2622). The Critical Care Practicum is designed as clinical-based education with an emphasis on competency-based performance. The student will complete clinical rotation in a variety of critical and emergency care units. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 90 hours of clinical rotations. However, students will be required to continue in the clinical setting until successfully performing the prescribed number of skills relative to critical care prior to completion of the course. Six hours clinical. Two hours credit. *Clinical components should be completed at a medical center with a full line of services including but not limited to Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopedics, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatrics. Not all services must be available at a single facility. Depending on the student's clinical background, clinical rotations may be fitted to meet the educational and competency needs of the individual.

EMS / Concepts of Traumatic Medicine Lecture

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 2743 - Concepts of Traumatic Medicine Lecture. This course will develop the basis for the pathophysiology, identification, and treatment of traumatic emergencies including coverage of concepts related to trauma systems and shock management. These concepts will be examined in patients across the life span. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

EMS / Concepts of Traumatic Medicine Lab

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 2752 - Concepts of Traumatic Medicine Lab. The trauma laboratory experience is designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture. Four hours laboratory. Two hours credit.

EMS / Concepts of EMS Operations

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 2912 - Concepts of EMS Operations. This course will develop the knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure safe patient, public, and personnel safety. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

EMS / Professional Development Seminar

Technical Hours: 4
EMS 2924 - Professional Development Seminar (Prerequisite: A student must be a nationally- registered paramedic, as well as a Mississippi-certified paramedic and be currently enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science Program). This course teaches the leadership skills necessary to manage complex situations including patient care, supervision, mentoring, and leading other personnel. One hour lecture. Six hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

EMS / Cardiac Resuscitation Across the Life Span

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 2933 - Cardiac Resuscitation Across the Life Span. This course is a comprehensive review of cardiac resuscitation for healthcare professionals. The course provides a review of Basic Life Support for all age groups, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support. At the end of the course, licensed healthcare providers are eligible to receive Certification in BLS-Healthcare Provider, ACLS, and PALS for the American Heart Association. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

EMS / Paramedic Capstone Lecture

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 2942 - Paramedic Capstone Lecture. This course serves as a capstone experience course at the end of the Paramedic Program. This course will include the following topics: special needs patient populations, EMS research, principles of public health, integration of leadership, and emerging roles in EMS. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

EMS / Paramedic Capstone Lab

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 2952 - Paramedic Capstone Lab. This course will provide the student with a final opportunity to incorporate their cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills through cumulative practical skill evaluations and a comprehensive final examination. Four hours laboratory. Two hours credit.

ENT / Graphic Communications

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1113 - Graphic Communications (Pre/Co-requisite: ENT 1313). This course is designed to give students fundamentals and principles of drafting to provide the basic background needed for all other engineering technology courses. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Computational Methods for Drafting

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1123 - Computational Methods for Drafting. This course is designed to give the student a study of computational skills required for the development of accurate design and drafting methods. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Technology Graphics

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1133 - Technology Graphics (Co-requisite: GRA 1143 or ENT 1113). Machine drafting methods and practice in pictorial and orthographic projections. Techniques and procedures in presenting screws, bolts, rivets, thread types, gears, cams and design and working drawings, concepts of descriptive geometry and computer aided drawing. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1143 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. A continuation of conventional dimensioning with emphasis on concepts as adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). A study of international dimensioning symbols used to control tolerances of form, profile, orientation, run out, and location of features on an object. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Basic Applications of Industrial Safety

Technical Hours: 4
ENT 1154 - Basic Applications of Industrial Safety. This course introduces the concepts of health and safety in engineering technology related fields. It aims to make the students safety-conscious in relation to personal safety, accident prevention, and methods of compliance. Four hours lecture. Four hours credit.

ENT / Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1163 - Introduction to Industrial Engineering. This course is designed to give the student an introduction to and an overview of the profession, including career planning and communication, ethics, teamwork and selected solution methods for problems in coordination and planning. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Fundamentals of Management

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1173 - Fundamentals of Management. This course addresses organizational management and the dynamic role managers play in the success of businesses. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Spreadsheet Applications

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1183 - Spreadsheet Applications (Pre/Co-requisite: ENT 1313). This course focuses on applications of the electronic spreadsheet as an aid to management decision making. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Materials

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1213 - Materials. This course is designed to teach students physical properties of the materials generally used in the erection of a structure and the manufacture of products, with a brief description of their manufacture. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Industrial Power Tools Applications

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1223 - Industrial Power Tools Applications. This course is designed to teach students the safe and proper use of various hand and stationary power tools. This course includes instruction in the use of hand power tools, bench grinders, table saws, planer, cut-off saws, and drill presses. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Plans & Document Interpretation

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1233 - Plans and Document Interpretation. Graphic techniques used in the construction industry. This course included computations of areas and volumes, interpretations of constructions plans and specifications and symbols and plans used in the residential, commercial, and heavy-duty construction industry. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

ENT / Building Codes & Construction Documents

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1243 - Building Codes & Construction Documents. Introduction to building code compliance, the role of inspection in building construction, and overview of construction contracts and specifications. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

ENT / Principles of CAD

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1313 - Principles of CAD. This course is designed to teach students the basic operating system and drafting skills. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Intermediate CAD

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1323 - Intermediate CAD. This course is designed to give the student continuation of Principles of CAD (ENT 1313). Subject areas include dimensioning, file manipulation, symbols and 3-D wireframe and solid modeling. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Elementary Surveying

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1413 - Elementary Surveying (Co-requisite: ENT 1313). This course is designed to give the student a basic course regarding the principles and practices of plane surveying, including measurements for distance, direction and elevation including an introduction to the care and use of surveying instruments and equipment. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Principles of Design

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1513 - Principles of Design. This course is designed as an introduction to the field of interior design with emphasis on processes and resources of the designer. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

ENT / Landscape Design

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1523 - Landscape Design (Prerequisite: ENT 1313). This course is designed to give the student computer-aided design drafting for civil engineering, surveying and land development technicians. Industry standard civil engineering software program will be utilized in this course. Creation of grading and drainage plans, digital terrain models, underground utilities and engineering details. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Blueprint Reading

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1533 - Blueprint Reading. This course is designed to give the student terms and definitions used in reading blueprints. Basic sketching, drawing, and dimensioning of objects will be covered. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Internship/Special Project in Design

Technical Hours: 1
ENT 1591 - Internship/Special Project in Design (Prerequisite: successful completion of the core technical courses). This course is designed for the student to use the skills and knowledge gained in other design courses. It is a cooperative program between industry and education designed to integrate the student's technical studies with industry experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one credit hour per 45 industry contact hours. One hour credit.

ENT / Internship/Special Project in Design

Technical Hours: 2
ENT 1592 - Internship/Special Project in Design (Prerequisite: successful completion of the core technical courses). This course is designed for the student to use the skills and knowledge gained in other design courses. It is a cooperative program between industry and education designed to integrate the student's technical studies with industry experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one credit hour per 45 industry contact hours. Two hours credit.

ENT / Internship/Special Project in Design

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1593 - Internship/Special Project in Design (Prerequisite: successful completion of the core technical courses). This course is designed for the student to use the skills and knowledge gained in other design courses. It is a cooperative program between industry and education designed to integrate the student's technical studies with industry experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one credit hour per 45 industry contact hours. Three hours credit.

ENT / Architectural Design I

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1613 - Architectural Design I (Prerequisite: ENT 1313). This course is a study in development of architectural design principles for a residential structure. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ENT / Fundamentals of Machine Processes

Technical Hours: 3
ENT 1713 - Fundamentals of Machine Processes. This course is designed to give the student basic machining equipment and safety procedures. Emphasis is placed on measurement techniques, machine technology, machine tools, and applications. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

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