Academics

    EMS

    EMS 105  Emergency Medical Care I  (2-6-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  Placement into ENG 101 and MAT 101
    Co-requisite: EMS 106 (required second half)
    This course is a study of preparatory and pharmacology, airway management, patient assessment, and trauma and shock as it relates to the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical care to critically ill and injured patients.

    EMS 106  Emergency Medical Care II  (1-9-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  EMS 105
    This course is a study of medical emergencies, operations, pediatrics and other special populations as it relates to the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical care to critically ill and injured patients.

    EMS 115  International Trauma Life Support  (1-1.1-1)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Instructor consent required
    This course is designed to educate the experienced pre-hospital healthcare provider in dealing with critically injured trauma patients in an emergency setting. An understanding of trauma care equipment, basic trauma-related and assessment skills are necessary. Currently accepted guidelines for international trauma care will be followed.

    EMS 116  Advanced Cardiac Life Support  (1-1.1-1)
    Prerequisite:  Instructor consent required
    This course is designed to educate the experienced health care provider in dealing with critical cardiac patients in an acute, emergency setting.  An understanding of cardiac equipment, basic pharmacology and cardiovascular function is necessary.  Current American Heart Association guidelines will be followed.

    EMS 117  Pediatric Advanced Life Support  (1-1.1-1)
    Prerequisite:  Instructor consent required
    This course is designed to educate the experienced health care provider in dealing with critical pediatric patients suffering from acute cardiac and respiratory problems in an emergency setting.  An understanding of cardiac equipment, basic pharmacology and cardiovascular function is necessary.

    EMS 118  Advanced Medical Life Support  (1-1.1-1)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Instructor consent required
    This course is designed to present students with a practical method for the management of adult patients suffering from various medical emergencies.  Students will be provided with the practical knowledge and skills to effectively manage on-scene, adult medical emergencies.

    EMS 150  Introduction to Advanced Care  (2-9-5)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Placement into ENG 101 and MAT 101; completion of BIO 210 and EMS 105, EMS 106 (or equivalent)
    Co-requisites:  EMS 151 (required); BIO 211, PSY 201 (recommended)
    This course covers advanced care preparatory material, trauma, advanced airway material, and shock management.

    EMS 151  Paramedic Clinical I  (0-6-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Placement into ENG 101 and MAT 101; completion of BIO 210 and EMS 105, EMS 106 (or equivalent)
    Co-requisites:  EMS 151 (required); BIO 211, PSY 201 (recommended)
    This course provides an introduction to hospital care in an emergency and trauma setting. Emphasis is placed on care for adult, obstetrical, pediatric, and behavioral patients.

    EMS 200  Paramedic Refresher  (2-1.2-2)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Instructor consent required
    This course is a review of knowledge and skills used by paramedics in the field.  New information and technology will be introduced and discussed as necessary.  Student must be a certified paramedic or have approval from the SC DHEC EMS office.

    EMS 202  EMT-Basic  (2-1.2-2)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Must be a certified EMT-Basic or admission by permission of DHEC, department head, or program coordinator
    This course is designed to further develop the knowledge and skills used by EMT-Basics in the field. Topics focus on up-to-date information and technology related to emergency medical care.  Student must be a certified EMT-Basic or have approval from the SC DHEC EMS office.

    EMS 203  EMT-Intermediate  (2-1.2-2)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite: Must be a certified EMT-Intermediate or admission by permission of DHEC, department head, or program coordinator
    This course is designed to further develop the knowledge and skills used by EMT-Intermediates in the field. Topics focus on up-to-date information and technology related to emergency medical care.

    EMS 225  Critical Care Transport Paramedic  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisites:  Currently certified Paramedic or RN with a minimum of two years documented field experience with a primary (911) emergency service or emergency/acute patient care experience for RNs.  Must have current CPR, ACLS, PALS and ITLS (or equivalent) certifications.
    This course exposes students to the treatment and transport of the critically ill patient. Topics include medical/legal issues, pharmacology, clinical lab values, advanced level respiratory care, and advanced cardiac care to include balloon pumps and hemodynamic line monitoring.  Following the completion of the classroom portion of this program, students will be required to sit for a written certification exam and 24 hours of critical care area clinical exposure.  Students who successfully complete all portions of the training will receive a course completion certificate from Greenville Technical College and Critical Care Paramedic Certificate issued by the University of Iowa. 

    EMS 230  Advanced Emergency Medical Care I  (2-9-5)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites:  EMS 150, EMS 151
    Co-requisite:  EMS 231, EMS 232 (required)
    This course provides an introduction to pre-hospital pharmacology and cardiology as they relate specifically to patient care. Emphasis is placed on the appropriate methods for patient physical exams and solicitation of medical history to maximize patient outcomes.

    EMS 231  Paramedic Clinical II  (0-6-2)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites:  EMS 150, EMS 151
    Co-requisite:  EMS 230, EMS 232 (required)
    This course provides application of the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to patients in the emergency department setting and in other appropriate clinical facilities.

    EMS 232 Paramedic Internship I  (0-6-2)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites:  EMS 150, EMS 151
    Co-requisite:  EMS 230, EMS 231 (required)
    This course provides application of the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom using the team approach to emergency medical patients in the pre-hospital environment.

    EMS 240  Advanced Emergency Medical Care II  (2-9-5)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  EMS 230, EMS 231, EMS 232
    Co-requisites:  EMS 241, EMS 242
    This course is a study of complex recurring emergency medical conditions that encompass all stages of the patient's life span.

    EMS 241  Paramedic Clinical III  (0-6-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  EMS 230, EMS 231, EMS 232
    Co-requisites:  EMS 240, EMS 242 (required)
    This course is an advanced clinical experience and provides an overview of holistic patient care from the point of entry into the emergency department until patient discharge.

    EMS 242  Paramedic Internship II  (0-6-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  EMS 230, EMS 231, EMS 232
    Co-requisites:  EMS 240, EMS 241 (required)
    This course provides hands-on experience for initial patient care in the pre-hospital environment and focuses on the ability to assess, care for, and transport medical and trauma patients.

    EMS 270  NREMT Review  (2-6-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  EMS 240, EMS 241, EMS 242
    Co-requisites:  EMS 271, EMS 272 (required)
    This course provides the opportunity to practice and demonstrate proficiency in all of the required National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) skill stations.

    EMS 271  Advanced Emergency Operations  (2-6-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  EMS 240, EMS 241, EMS 242
    Co-requisites:  EMS 270, EMS 272 (required)
    This course introduces the concepts of EMS procedures including vehicle operations, hazardous materials response, and interaction with larger teams of emergency responders.

    EMS 272  Paramedic Capstone  (0-12-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  EMS 240, EMS 241, EMS 242
    Co-requisites:  EMS 270, EMS 271 (required)
    This course provides the opportunity for the student to function as a team leader in a 911 response agency by managing and accounting for all aspects of the emergency scene and patient care.