This course meets the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider and American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR Guidelines. This course will teach professional rescuers the skills needed to care for cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, or airway obstruction in the infant, child, and adult. This course provides CPR, AED, and airway management training. The student will receive a CPR card from National Safety Council, it is good for 2 years. (AA)
Prerequisite: A valid EMT card (can be from the National Registry or any state) and a current CPR card for the Healthcare Provider.
An Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) will be able to perform all the skills as an EMT, in addition will perform advanced life saving skills such as starting intravenous lines, giving medications, and securing a patient's airway. This course is designed for those who need to provide emergency advanced life support care. Students must have valid EMT card (can be from National Registry or any state) and current CPR card for the Healthcare Provider. (AA)
Prerequisite: Current EMT I, EMT II, or AEMT certification and current CPR for the Professional, High School Diploma or GED, MATH 0830 or qualification through assessment and ENGL 0850 or ENGL 0896 or qualification through assessment. A registration permit is required.
This is the first course of the Paramedic Program. The emphasis is on the theory and management of pre-hospital care: patient assessment, patient treatment, and patient transport in the emergency setting. It also includes anatomy and physiology for the paramedic. This is an interactive, hands-on experience. (AA)
Prerequisite: EMS 0954
This is a continuation of EMS 0954, the didactic (classroom) portion of the Paramedic Program. The emphasis is on the theory and management of pre-hospital care: patient assessment, patient treatment, and patient transport in the emergency setting. This is an interactive, hands-on experience. (AA)
Prerequisite: EMS 0954 and EMS 0955
This course provides the required paramedic clinical rotations, individually arranged for each student at various days and times, at one of the acute care hospitals in northern California. Students attend 3 clinical shifts per week. Students must be willing to accept hospital placements from the Sacramento area north. Student must be available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. (AA)
Prerequisite: EMS 0956
This course provides hands-on experience in the ambulance for Paramedic students. Students will fulfill the ambulance hours and patient contacts as required. Individual internship placements are arranged by the college for each student. Students must be willing to accept internship placements from the Sacramento area north and be available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
This course provides further hands-on experience in the ambulance. Students will have the opportunity to complete California State Title 22 requirements to become a paramedic if they were not completed in EMS 0957. (AA) Prerequisite: EMS 0957. Must have taken EMS 0957 in same academic calendar year. May take course with instructor approval only.
Advisory: EMS 0957
This course provides further hands-on experience on the ambulance. Students will have the opportunity to complete California State Title 22 requirements to become a paramedic if the requirements were not completed in EMS 0958.
Prerequisite: EMS 0950 or currenly be certified in CPR for the Professional Rescurer.
This course provides the instruction necessary to prepare for the EMT Certification examination. The course subject material includes: the function of the body systems, airway, trauma, medical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric emergencies. Students will be required to spend a minimum of 24 hours observing emergency care providers outside of classroom. Students must pass a background test, pass the National Registry Exam (additional fee and location), hold a current CPR card and be 18 years of age to receive Sierra Sacramento-Valley (SSV) EMS EMT certification. (AA, CSU)
Occupational Work Experience is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the student's educational or occupational goal. One work experience credit can be awarded for 60 hours of unpaid work or 75 hours of paid work. Students can earn a maximum of 16 semester units, .5-8units/semester. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA,CSU)
This course will review emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured for recertification. Includes review of anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and treatment necessary to save a life when problems are encountered involving breathing, bleeding, burns, drowning, cardiac arrest, broken bones, or other emergency situations. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times except when needed to meet legally mandated training requirements. (NDA)
This course prepares the emergency medical responder to provide treatment for patients with medical and traumatic emergencies in the pre-hospital environment. This course includes CPR for the professional rescuer. (NDA)
This course reviews the emergency medical responder skills and knowledge to provide treatment for patients with medical and traumatic emergencies in the pre-hospital environment. This course includes CPR for the professional rescuer. (NDA)
This course fulfills the California State Title 22 requirements designed to give the entry level rescuer/firefighter, peace officer and lifeguard training in First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and AED. The course includes training in the following areas: CPR, AED, patient assessment, splinting, bleeding control, bandaging, airway management, shock treatment, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, infectious disease control, and emergency childbirth. (NDA)
This is a first aid course designed for the rescuer who is required to have advanced first aid - camp personnel, coaches, etc. Basic first aid techniques will be reviewed and more advanced techniques examined. At the end of this course the rescuer will be able to perform a patient assessment, splinting, bleeding control, airway management, shock recognition and treatment, medical emergencies, trauma treatment, and CPR. (NDA)
This course is designed for the community lay rescuer: day care providers, teachers, school officials, and construction workers. This covers OSHA First Aid & CPR training requirements. At the end of this course, the rescuer will be able to perform patient assessments, splinting, bleeding control, medical patient treatment, trauma patient treatment, and CPR. (NDA)
Program Contact: Career and Technical Education
Phone: (530) 938-5512