Mar 31, 2023
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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Emergency Medical Services Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!
2. Human Biology: Anatomy & Physiology
Action Item: Attend Mandatory Orientation
Apply for the EMT courses EMS@pierce.ctc.edu and attend Mandatory Orientation.
4. Emergency Medical Technician I
- EMT 210 Emergency Medical Technician I (5 credits)
Course purpose: This course provides the foundation for establishing an EMT career. You will learn the ethics, communication, documentation, and basic life-saving skills (CPR) used by EMS professionals.
5. Emergency Medical Technician II
6. Emergency Medical Technician III
Action Item: GPA Check
Conduct a GPA check at the completion of 20 credits.
7. Math Course Recommendation
- MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (5 credits)
Course purpose: EMS professionals wanting to continue on to Associates or Paramedic programs benefit from this course.
- MATH& 107 Math in Society (5 credits)
Course purpose: This course offers a contemporary view of mathematics on topics including management science, statistics and social choices, patterns and financial applications in order to understand the economics of community medicine.
8. English Composition I
- ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)
Course purpose: As an EMS professional you will need to communicate effectively in writing with hospitals, patients, peers and for state reporting. ENGL& 101 will provide the foundational development of critical reading and writing skills.
9. Human Relations Course Recommendation
- MNGT 130 Customer Relationship Management (5 credits)
Course purpose: EMS professionals need to be proficient in effectively assessing patients’ needs and communicating with patients in various environments. This course will help EMS professionals serve others within diverse environments, and develop and maintain relationships.
- BUS 240 Human Relations in the Workplace (5 credits)
Course purpose: EMS professionals need to be effective communicators in diverse environments including in business settings and in other formal organizations.
- CMST 105 Intercultural Communication (5 credits)
Course purpose: EMS professionals must be able to identify the effects of culture upon the communication process. Identifying how to interpret cultural effects on nonverbal, perception, and intercultural relationships and conflict management will enable more effective care.
Action Item: Apply for Certificate
Apply for Emergency Medical Services Certificate graduation (explore career education plans and develop new education plan).
10. General Psychology
- PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5 credits)
Course purpose: EMS professionals need to understand the human behavior and experience concepts that are presented in this course. You will learn to understand biological and social basics of behavior, heredity, neurology, motivation, emotion, perception, cognition, learning, and intelligence are as important as understanding the body.
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