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North Coast Paramedic Program

Course Descriptions for North Coast Paramedic Program

HO-170A North Coast Paramedic 1
(11 units LEC/LAB)
The first course in a comprehensive study of pre-hospital emergency medicine to meet State of California requirements for an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic license. The course meets accreditation requirements of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). The course will teach pre-hospital emergency medical care at the advanced life support (ALS) level in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationís National EMS Education Standards.
Note: To be eligible to enter a paramedic training program an individual shall meet the following requirements: (1) possess a high school diploma or general education equivalent; and (2) possess a current basic cardiac life support card according to the Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the healthcare provider level; and (3) possess a current EMT-I certificate or NREMT-Basic registration; or (4) possess a current EMT-II certificate in the State of California; or (5) be currently registered as an EMT-Intermediate with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians;(6) pass an entrance exam which evaluates knowledge and skills at the EMT-I level.
Prerequisite: HO-159
Recommended Prep: ENGL-150 and MATH-372

HO-170B North Coast Paramedic 2
(13 units LEC/LAB)
The second course in a comprehensive study of pre hospital emergency medicine to meet State of California requirements for an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic license. The course meets accreditation requirements of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). The course will teach pre-hospital emergency medical care at the advanced life support (ALS) level in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationís National EMS Education Standards.
Prerequisite: HO-170A

HO-170C North Coast Paramedic 3
(9 units LAB)
The third and final course in a comprehensive study of pre hospital emergency medicine to meet State of California requirements for an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic license. Under the direct supervision of a licensed paramedic, students will complete a field internship experience on a designated advanced life support unit. This course allows the student patient care experience in the pre-hospital environment.
Prerequisite: HO-170B



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