Curriculum - Associates Degree

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The Program for Pre-hospital Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center is a two-year course of study, leading to an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Hudson County Community College. Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for paramedic instruction and the academic requirements of Hudson County Community College, this program is designed to provide the student with the cognitive and psychomotor skills that are essential in performing the duties of an EMT-P. The JCMC/HCCC program offers a broad-based and comprehensive educational experience in some of the best clinical settings in the Northeast. The course is comprised of formal classroom instruction, a variety of clinical rotations, and a comprehensive field internship. The JCMC/HCCC EMT-P program, because of its academic setting, demands student commitment, excellent instruction, and dedication to life-long learning. For these reasons, the EMT-P course incorporates a variety of teaching methods - including lecture, small group activities, student teaching sessions, and skills laboratories. Students are encouraged and supported by their instructors to take responsibility for their learning, and to develop a knowledge base that will make them leaders in the Emergency Medical Services field.

hccc02The total number of General Education and Science courses equals 33 credits. Prior to the first Paramedic course, students must complete the HOBET Exam and 17 credits of college education, which includes BIO 111 MAT 102, ENG 101, and PSY 101. In addition, it is expected that students complete College Survival Skills within their first year of enrollment.

Credits Prerequisite Corequisite
FIRST SEMESTER
BIO 111 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
CSS 100 College Survival Skills 1
MAT 102 Mathematics for the Health Sciences 3
CSC 100 Intro to Computers & Computing 3
Total 14
SECOND SEMESTER
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 BIO 111
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology 3
ENG 112 Speech 3 ENG 101
ENG 102 College Composition II 3 ENG 101
Total 13
THIRD SEMESTER
**** Multicultural Elective 3
EMT 101 Intro to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care 3 BIO 111, MAT 102;
ENG 101, PSY 101
EMT 110, EMT 120
EMT 110 Pre-Hospital Medical Emergencies 4 EMT 101, 120
EMT 120 Pharmacological Intervention 4 EMT 101, 110
Total 14
FOURTH SEMESTER
ART *** Fine Arts Elective 3
EMT 220 Emergency Cardiac Care 5 BIO 211, EMT 101,110,120 EMT 230
EMT 230 Special Populations in Pre-Hosp Care 4 EMT 101, 110, 120 EMT 220
Total 12
FIFTH SEMESTER
EMT 240 Pre-Hospital Shock/Trauma Mgmt. 3 EMT 220, 230 EMT 245, 250
EMT 245 Pre-Hospital Special Operations 2 EMT 220, 230 EMT 240, 250
EMT 250 Field Internship 5 EMT 220, 230 EMT 240, 245
Total 10
TOTAL CREDITS 63