Calhoun Community College Emergency Medical Services Program
Emergency Medical Technicians
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) serve as first responders to persons with a medical emergency due to accident or illness. EMTs have knowledge and skills in non-invasive life support techniques. EMTs control bleeding, administer oxygen, splint fractures, bandage wounds, and use other measures to stabilize a patient for transport to a medical facility. EMT is the beginning level of EMS licensure and is often required for an individual to be hired by a fire department or an ambulance service.
An EMT Certificate may be completed in one semester. EMT classes are offered three times a year and students can select day or evening classes.
Paramedics (NRPs) provide the highest level of pre-hospital care. Paramedics record and interpret EKG findings, treat cardiac arrest with defibrillation, reduce shock by intravenous fluid administration, provide ventilation and airway protection through endotracheal intubation and administer pharmacological therapies.
Calhoun offers either a Long Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree for paramedics. Once pre-requisite courses have been completed, the paramedic program is three consecutive semesters in length. A new daytime class of paramedic students begins each summer.
Paramedic Program Info Sessions
- Tuesday, February 20, 2018
- Tuesday, June 19, 2018
- Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Information Sessions are conducted by EMS faculty from 4-5 PM in room 109 of the Health Sciences Building, Decatur campus. Reservations are not needed. Any persons interested in the program are welcome to attend.
Other courses offered by the EMS program:
- EMS 100 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- EMS 103 First Aid
- EMS 106 Medical Terminology for Health Professions
- EMS 107 Emergency Vehicle Operator Ambulance
- Frequently Asked Questions
- EMS Program Faculty and Staff
- American Heart Association Training Center
- EMS Program Clinical Faculty / Preceptor Resources
- National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
- Alabama Department of Public Health - EMS Division
- Standardized Patient Program Information
The CCC Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088