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ELT 2613 - Programm Logic Controller

Technical Hours: 3
ELT 2613 - Programmable Logic Controllers (Prerequisite: ELT 1413). Use of programmable logic controllers (PLC's) in modern industrial settings. Also, the operating principles of PLC's and practice in the programming, installation, and maintenance of PLC's. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

ELT 2623 - Adv. Program Logic Controllers

Technical Hours: 3
ELT 2623 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers. Advanced PLC course which provides instruction in the various operations, installations, and maintenance of electric motor controls. Also, information in such areas as sequencer, program control, block transfer used in analog input and output programming, and logical and conversion instructions. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

EMS 1117 - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Technical Hours: 7
EMS 1117 - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). This course includes responsibilities of the EMT during each phase of an ambulance run, patient assessment, emergency medical conditions, appropriate emergency care, and appropriate procedures for transporting patients. Four hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Three hours clinical. Seven hours credit.

EMS 1142 - Foundation of Paramedic Lecture

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 1142 - Foundation of Paramedic Lecture. This course consists includes a comprehensive review of the knowledge base and skill set of the Emergency Medical Technician. History of EMS, Well-Being of the EMT, medical legal issues, communication and documentation will be expanded to the role of the paramedic. This course includes the theory related to intravenous/intraosseous access, medication administration, patient assessment, and introductory pharmacological calculations. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

EMS 1151 - Foundations of Paramedic Lab

Technical Hours: 1
EMS 1151 - Foundations of Paramedic Lab. A laboratory experience designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture. Two hours laboratory. One hour credit.

EMS 1163 - Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT)

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 1163 - Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT). An introductory course in the foundational concepts of the Emergency Medical Services. Lecture will include topics in the history of EMS, well-being of the EMT, medical-legal issues, communication, documentation, A&P, Pathophysiology, life-span development, patient assessment, and vital signs. Laboratory experience will include training in patient assessment and vital signs. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

EMS 1174 - Emergency Medical Technician II (EMT)

Technical Hours: 4
EMS 1174 - Emergency Medical Technician II (EMT) (Prerequisite EMS 1163). A continuation of the content in EMS 1163 focusing on the incorporation of foundational concepts toward the recognition, stabilization, and transport of patients of all age ranges experiencing medical and traumatic emergencies. Ambulance operations and special considerations will also be discussed. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours clinical. Four hours credit.

EMS 1222 - Prehospital Fundamental Concepts

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 1222 – Prehospital Fundamental Concepts. This course includes a comprehensive review of the knowledge base and skills for the prehospital provider. The lecture component expands previous knowledge of foundational principles of EMS to the level of the advanced clinician. This course also seeks to establish best-practice models in concepts such as documentation, research, and personal well-being. A laboratory experience is included in this course to provide a more robust learning experience in topics such as medical, legal, and ethical issues. One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Two hours credit.

EMS 1231 - Prehospital Operations and Incident Management

Technical Hours: 1
EMS 1231 – Prehospital Operations and Incident Management. This course expands knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities of the advanced prehospital provider. This course is lecture only and is designed to ensure the safety of personnel, patient, and public safety. One hour lecture. One hour credit.

EMS 1242 - Concepts of Airway and Respiratory Medicine Lecture

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 1242 - Concepts of Airway and Respiratory Medicine Lecture. This course integrates complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patient airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

EMS 1251 - Concepts of Airway and Respiratory Medicine Lab

Technical Hours: 1
EMS 1251 - Concepts of Airway and Respiratory Medicine Lab. This course will integrate comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of ensuring a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respirations for patients of all age. Two hours laboratory. One hour credit.

EMS 1262 - Prehospital Pharmacology

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 1262 – Prehospital Pharmacology. The Pharmacology I course contains topics related to the principles of pharmacologic interventions, including an overview of medication research and classifications. The laboratory component includes the theory related to intravenous/intraosseous access, medication administration, and injections. One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Two hours credit.

EMS 1343 - Concepts of Cardiovascular Medicine Lecture

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 1343 - Concepts of Cardiovascular Medicine Lecture. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and treatments associated with the conditions of the cardiovascular system. This includes the theory of introductory, advanced, and multi-lead electrocardiogram interpretation. Changes in the lifespan will also be included. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

EMS 1352 - Concepts of Cardiovascular Medicine Lab

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 1352 - Concepts of Cardiovascular Medicine Lab. A laboratory experience designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture. Four hours laboratory. Two hours credit.

EMS 1362 - Prehospital Respiratory Management

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 1362 – Prehospital Respiratory Management. This course integrates complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patient airway, adequate ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages experiencing a variety of respiratory conditions. The course includes a lab component which integrates airway topics into the use of airway and ventilation adjuncts, including supraglottic airways. One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Two hours credit.

EMS 1373 - Prehospital Medical Management

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 1373 – Prehospital Medical Management. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology associated with various medical diseases from a body-systems approach. The lab experience includes theoretical concepts developed during lecture to incorporate advanced level skills. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

EMS 1384 - Prehospital Trauma Management

Technical Hours: 4
EMS 1384 – Prehospital Trauma Management. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology associated with various traumatic injuries from a body-systems approach. The lab experience includes theoretical concepts developed during lecture to incorporate advanced level skills. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

EMS 1514 - 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 1525 - 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 1533 - Prehospital Practicum I

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 1533 – Prehospital 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, but not be limited to rotations in the emergency department, ICU, operating room, respiratory therapy, pediatrics, and the field. Nine hours clinical. Three hours credit.

EMS 1543 - Prehospital Paramedic Pharmacology

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 1543 – Prehospital Paramedic Pharmacology. The Prehospital Paramedic Pharmacology course contains topics related to the medication administration for acutely ill or injured patients and chronic care medications. The laboratory component includes the application of pharmacological principles to patient conditions, including infusion calculations. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

EMS 1552 - Prehospital Paramedic Respiratory Management

Technical Hours: 2
EMS 1552 – Prehospital Paramedic Respiratory Management. This course builds upon already established knowledge of complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patient airway, adequate ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages experiencing a variety of respiratory conditions with a focus on advanced-level interventions. The course includes a lab component which integrates airway topics into the use of airway and ventilation adjuncts, including endotracheal and other advanced airway procedures. One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Two hours credit.

EMS 1593 - Paramedic Bridge

Technical Hours: 3
EMS 1593 – Paramedic Bridge. This course is a comprehensive review of the knowledge base and skills for the Advanced EMT wishing to enter into further paramedic training who did not participate in the previous AEMT/Paramedic courses. It includes lecture/lab on a range of topics pertaining to pathophysiology, medical, and trauma emergencies for patients of all ages. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

EMS 1742 - 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 1751 - 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 1913 - 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 1942 - 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 1951 - 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 2343 - 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 2351 - 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 2566 - 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 2618 - 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 2622 - 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 2632 - 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 2743 - 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 2752 - 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 2764 - 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 2773 - 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 2784 - 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 2863 - 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 2873 - 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 2883 - 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 2893 - 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 2912 - 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 2924 - 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 2933 - 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 2942 - 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 2952 - 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.

ENG 1033 - Technical English

Academic Hours: 3
ENG 1033 – Technical English (Prerequisite: ENG 0114 with C or appropriate placement score). This course is designed specifically for Career Tech students. In this course, students will focus on writing for business and industry and will produce technical documents, which may include resumes, letters, emails, memos/reports, proposals, multimedia presentations, and other related documents. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit. (Not designed to transfer).

ENG 1113 - English Composition I

Academic Hours: 3
ENG 1113 - English Composition I (Prerequisite: ENG 0124 or ENG 1033 with C or appropriate placement score). This course prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

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