HEALTH SCIENCE

Certificate of Specialization: Emergency Medical Technician I

Prepares students for certification and employment as an Emergency Medical Technician (also known as EMT-Basic). Includes Emergency Department and Ambulance clinical observations. Health clearance and background check required prior to start of clinical rotations. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry EMT-B examination. This course meets DOT objectives. May be repeated if used for legally mandated training.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in EMT skills and knowledge as required by state and local regulations.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 8.0
 

    Units
HLHSCI-151 Emergency Medical Technician I 8.0


HLHSCI 045 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CAREER PREPARATION
Units: 2.00
36.00 hours lecture
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to begin an entry-level career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other allied health-related fields of patient care, including beginning concepts of preparatory sciences directly related to the care of sick and injured persons.


HLHSCI 046 EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER
Units: 3.00
49.50 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Prepare students to become Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) who manage medical and/or trauma emergencies during the first few minutes prior to advanced care arriving on scene.


HLHSCI 051 AHA BLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (CPR)
Units: 0.25
4.25 hours lecture
May be taken four times for credit
This course is the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR) for Healthcare Provider Course. Includes adult, child, and infant CPR as well as AED training. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to apply for an AHA Healthcare Provider completion card. This course may be repeated if used for legally mandated training. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


HLHSCI 100 HEALTH EDUCATION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys the physical, emotional and social dimensions of health, including physical fitness, nutrition, weight management, substance abuse, tobacco and alcohol use, diseases, sexuality, mental health, stress management, consumerism, environmental health, death and dying. UC credit limitation: HLHSCI-243, and HLHSCI-100 combined, maximum credit one course.


HLHSCI 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces students to a variety of health occupations, including roles and responsibilities, educational preparation requirements, health care career planning,and an overview of the US health system.


HLHSCI 149 NUTRITION FOR FITNESS AND BALANCED LIVING
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 36.00 hours lecture
Examines the psycho-biological, cultural, social, cognitive, and environmental factors that influence a persons eating and physical activity behaviors and body image. Provides practical strategies to promote healthy attitudes and behaviors.


HLHSCI 150 NUTRITION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces the study of food and nutrients throughout the lifespan and their impact on quality of life and disease prevention.


HLHSCI 151 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN I
Units: 8.00
CSU 136.00 hours lecture, 24.00 hours lab
Unlimited repeats
Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older the first day the class meets and have completed an American Heart Association "BLS for the Healthcare Provider" course or HLHSCI 051 or present AHA BLS Healthcare Provider card to instructor the first day of class. Recommended Preparation: HLHSCI-045 or HLHSCI-046

Prepares students for certification and employment as an Emergency Medical Technician, including emergency department clinical experience and ambulance ridealong. Health clearance and background check required prior to start of clinical rotations. Upon successful completion students are eligible to take the National Registry EMT examination. The course meets the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National EMS Education Standards (DOT HS 811 077A, January 2009) May be repeated if used for legally mandated training.


HLHSCI 153 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN REFRESHER
Units: 2.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture
Unlimited repeats
Prerequisite: HLHSCI-151 or current/lapsed EMT Certification

Satisfies Los Angeles County and State of California recertification for emergency medical technicians, including skills testing certification. May be repeated if used for legally mandated training. Course is based on United States Department of Transportation’s EMT-Basic Refresher National Standard Curriculum, DOT HS 808 624, September 1996.


HLHSCI 243 WOMEN AND HEALTH
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys past and current issues surrounding women's health, including anatomy, sexuality /reproductive health,STI's, disorders common to women, mental health, domestic violence, menopause and women in the health profession. UC credit limitation: HLHSCI-243 and PHYSED-100 combined, maximum credit one course.


HLHSCI 249 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Comprehensive study of medical terminology with an emphasis on determining meanings by dividing words into their component parts. Basic anatomy and physiology are discussed. Correct spelling, pronunciation and meaning of common medical terms related to individual body systems, clinical procedures, laboratory tests and pathological conditions are covered.


Planned Course Offerings 2011-2013

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