Emergency Medical Technology Course Descriptions

EMT151 EMT, Part 1
Provides instruction at the level of Emergency Medical Technician, a vital link in the chain of the health care system. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care as outlined by scope of practice established by the Oregon Medical Board. Serves as the first of a two-part course in a series of courses making up a national and state EMS training program. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT courses. Prerequisite: Completion of placement testing for writing skills at WR080 or higher, reading at RD090 or higher and math at MTH020 or higher. Must currently be certified in CPR for BLS Health Care Providers as issued in accordance with current national standard curriculum. Must meet standards as set by the Oregon State EMS Office for licensure which includes health, driving, immunizations, and criminal record check. F, W, Su, Offered as needed
5 Credits

EMT152B EMT, Part 2
Continues instruction at the level of Emergency Medical Technician, a vital link in the chain of the health care system. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care as outlined by scope of practice established by the Oregon Medical Board. Serves as the second in a series of courses making up a national and state EMS training program. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT-Basic courses. Prerequisite: Completion of EMT151 with a grade of C or better. Must meet standards as set by the Oregon State EMS Office for licensure which also includes health, immunizations, and criminal record check. W, Sp, Su, Offered as needed
5 Credits

EMT153 One Term EMT
Continues instruction at the level of Emergency Medical Technician, a vital link in the chain of the health care system. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care as outlined by scope of practice established by the Oregon Medical Board. Serves as the second in a series of courses making up a national and state EMS training program. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of EMT-Basic courses. Prerequisite: Placement into WR080 or higher, RD090 or higher; and MTH020 or higher. Not open to students with credit in EMT 151 and/or EMT 152B. Must meet standards as set by the Oregon State EMS Office for licensure which also includes health, immunizations, and criminal record check.
10 Credits

EMT163 Advanced EMT, Part 1
Covers AEMT emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and ECG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. The clinical experience requires the student to observe patient assessment and evaluation in an emergency department and an ambulance. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the National Registry of EMTs and the Oregon State EMS Office for the certification process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full AEMT sequence. Prerequisite: Placement into WR080 (or higher), RD090 (or higher), and MTH020 (or higher). Entry at these levels ensures that students will have an increased chance of passing the course, as well as certification exams. Current Oregon EMT license. Offered as needed
4 Credits

EMT164 Advanced EMT, Part 2
Covers AEMT emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and ECG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. The clinical experience requires the student to observe patient assessment and evaluation in an emergency department and an ambulance. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the National Registry of EMTs and the Oregon State EMS Office for the licensure process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full AEMT sequence. Prerequisite: EMT163 with a grade of C or better. Offered as needed
4 Credits

EMT167A OR EMT Intermediate, Part 1
Covers EMT-Intermediate emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (EKG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and EKG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. The clinical experience requires the student to observe patient assessment and evaluation in either an emergency department or an urgent care clinic. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the Oregon State EMS Office for the licensure process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full EMT-Intermediate sequence. Prerequisite: Placement into WR080 or higher, RD090 or higher, and MTH020 or higher. Entry at these levels ensures that students will have an increased chance of passing the course, as well as licensure exams. Current Oregon EMT-Basic certification, letter of endorsement from medical advisor, verification of EMT-Basic skills, and 80% or better on pre-test. Offered as needed
5 Credits

EMT167B OR EMT Intermediate, Part 2
Covers EMT-Intermediate emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (EKG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and ECG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. The clinical experience requires the student to observe patient assessment and evaluation in either an emergency department or an urgent care clinic. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the Oregon State EMS Office for the certification process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full EMT-Intermediate sequence. Prerequisite: EMT167A with a grade of C or better. Offered as needed
5 Credits

EMT168 One Term Advanced EMT
Covers AEMT emergency medical procedures. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of the technician, emergency pharmacology, venous access and medication administration, electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and management of dysrhythmias, airway management and ventilation, and advanced airway techniques. Includes medical patient assessment and management; trauma assessment and management; and special considerations such as pediatrics, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Emphasizes clinical decision-making. Covers procedures related to airway, oxygen, ventilation, shock, intravenous, intraosseous, and ECG monitoring, defibrillation, pharmacology and field protocols in the laboratory component. Required clinical experience to observe patient assessment and evaluation in an emergency department and an ambulance. Students successfully completing this course will be recommended to the National Registry of EMTs and the Oregon State EMS Office for the certification process. Failure of this course will require retaking the full AEMT sequence. Prerequisite: Placement into WR080 or RD090, and MTH020. Not available to students completing EMT163 or EMT164. Current Oregon EMT license.
8 Credits

EMT169 EMT Rescue
Presents technical information on various rescue situations. Covers tools and equipment, ropes and knots, trench rescue, shoring, warehouse searches, outdoor searches, rescue in situations involving elevation differences, package patients, water and ice rescues, and vehicle extrication. Offered as needed
3 Credits

EMT175 Intro to Emergency Medical Svc
Covers the role and responsibilities of the paramedic, emergency medical services systems, medical-legal considerations, major incident response, hazardous materials awareness, and stress management. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

EMT176 Emerg. Resp. Patient Transport
Covers ambulance operations, laws, maintenance and safety, emergency response driving, and route planning. Prerequisite: None. Offered as needed
2 Credits

EMT177 Emergency Resp. Comm./Doc.
Covers principles of therapeutic communication via verbal, written, and electronic modes in the provision of EMS; documentation of the elements of patient assessment, care, and transport; communication systems; radio types; reports; codes; and correct techniques. F, W, Sp, Su
2 Credits

EMT280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

EMT280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

EMT280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

EMT280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

EMT280E Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
5 Credits

EMT280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

EMT280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

EMT280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

EMT280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

EMT280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

EMT280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

EMT296 Paramedic, Part 1
Offers first term of a three-term course, which includes EMT296, EMT297, EMT298 and EMT280H. Focuses on patient assessment; airway/ventilation; pathophysiology of shock; general pharmacology; and respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, behavioral, and acute abdominal emergencies. Applies didactic knowledge to campus-based laboratory skills practice and clinical patient care in the hospital setting. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of Paramedic courses (EMT296, EMT297, EMT298 and EMT280H). Prerequisite: Fourth term standing in the Emergency Medical Technology program. F, Sp
14 Credits

EMT297 Paramedic, Part 2
Offers second part of a three-term course, which includes EMT296, EMT297, EMT298, and EMT280H. Focuses on anaphylactic, toxicologic, environmental, geriatric, pediatric, neonatal, and endocrine emergencies; infectious diseases; capnography; special patient populations; hematology; psychiatric care; crime scene presentation; genitourinary care; and trauma care. Applies didactic knowledge to campus-based laboratory skills practice and clinical patient care in the hospital setting. Failure of this course will require retaking the full sequence of Paramedic courses (EMT296, EMT297, EMT298, and EMT280H). Prerequisite: EMT296 with a grade of C or better. W, Su
14 Credits

XEMT0001A EMT Skills Assessment
Tests for competency in the practical skills required to become certified at the EMT-Basic level. Evaluates skills in patient assessment-trauma, patient assessment-medical, ventilatory management, cardiac arrest management, spinal immobilization, and trauma care. Prerequisite: EMT151; and EMT152B
0 Non-Credit

XEMT0001B EMT Intermediate Skills Asmt
Tests for competency in the practical skills required to become certified at the EMT-Intermediate level. Evaluates skills in patient assessment-trauma, ventilatory management, cardiac arrest management, and intravenous therapy and medication administration. Prerequisite: EMT167A; and EMT167B
0 Non-Credit

XEMT0571A EMT/Paramedic Skills Lab
Provides guided practice of the EMT/paramedic skills required for certification to work in the profession. Prerequisite: Enrollment in EMT151, EMT152B, EMT296, or EMT297
0 Non-Credit

XEMT9400A EMT Seminar
Emergency Med Tech (non-cr)
.6 CEU

XEMT9400B EMT Seminar
Emergency Med Tech (non-cr)
1.2 CEU

XEMT9400C EMT Recertification
Training involving specific course content for continuing education and recertification for Oregon and National Registry EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
.4 CEU

XEMT9400D EMT Recertification
Training involving specific course content for continuing education and recertification for Oregon and National Registry EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
.6 CEU

XEMT9400E EMT Recertification
Training involving specific course content for continuing education and recertification for Oregon and National Registry EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
.8 CEU

XEMT9400F EMT Recertification
Training involving specific course content for continuing education and recertification for Oregon and National Registry EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
1.6 CEU

XEMT9400G EMT Recertification
Training involving specific course content for continuing education and recertification for Oregon and National Registry EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
2 CEU

XEMT9400H EMT Recertification
Training involving specific course content for continuing education and recertification for Oregon and National Registry EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
3 CEU

XEMT9400J EMT Recertification
Training involving specific course content for continuing education and recertification for Oregon and National Registry EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
4 CEU

XEMT9400K EMT Seminar
Training involving specified course content for continuing education and recertification for Oregon and National Registry EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
.3 CEU

XEMT9400L EMT Recertification
Training involving specified course content for continuing education and recertification for Oregon and National Registry EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.
2.4 CEU