Emergency Medical Science, AAS

People who work in the field of emergency medical science (EMS) often enter people’s lives during critical times of illness and injury. Their ability to act knowledgeably, compassionately, quickly and calmly can stabilize chaotic, frightening situations.

JCCC offers three progressively intensive options for learning the skills of emergency medical science. All three options prepare you for state certification examinations.

JCCC’s financial aid program includes scholarships, grants and loans if you are eligible. Financial aid is particularly important in the MICT program, since long hours usually prohibit you from holding a full-time job.

EMS First Responder Course

EMS first responder students receive classroom and skills training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), patient assessment, and fracture and airway management. This class is recommended for:

  • people without a medical background who wish to enter the EMT program
  • anyone who wishes to learn basics of emergency medical care
  • firefighters, police officers, lifeguards and others from agencies involved in public safety
  • employees involved in company safety programs

The First Responder course meets the standards for Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) training and testing.

Students successfully completing this course will be allowed to sit for the certification examination administered by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services.

The EMS First Responder class is offered as the need arises – in general, once each semester.

EMS 128EMS First Responder5
Total Hours5

Emergency Medical Technician Course

This program is designed for individuals interested in providing medical care to patients in the pre-hospital setting. It will provide the participants with opportunities to gain information, skills and attitudes necessary for certification and practice as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in the state of Kansas.

The program has been approved by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services. It addresses information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibility of the EMT, according to the United States Department of Transportation, National Standard Curriculum. The program consists of lecture instruction, practical skill training and clinical experience.

Classroom instruction includes anatomy, physiology, recognition and care of actual medical emergencies and trauma-related injuries. Skills in performing CPR, bandaging, splinting, childbirth techniques and other emergency care procedures are taught. An extrication session will give students hands-on experience with auto accident situations and provide the opportunity to observe an air evacuation of a patient. Upon instructor recommendation, students will participate in a clinical observation in a hospital setting. Students participate in seven hours of lecture and five hours of lab a week (average). Students are also required to attend Saturday session(s) as necessary. Saturday dates and times will be announced during the first class session.

Students successfully completing this course with a "C" will be allowed to sit for the certification examinations administered by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services.

EMS 131Emergency Medical Technician*10
Total Hours10

EMT Practicum

EMT Practicum is designed to give the EMT-B, recently certified or those with limited field experience, the additional skills and confidence needed to successfully compete for a position as an EMT-B with an EMS service. Skills will include ambulance operation, driving, map reading, insurance billing and unit maintenance. This course will also provide high-fidelity scenario training in all aspects of the EMS call, as well as extensive field lab time with a local EMS service.

Students will become directly involved in their own training by leading and participating in realistic medical emergency scenarios with “actors” playing life-like patients and bystanders. Numerous field internship shifts on a licensed ambulance are part of the training. Students will work through all phases of an ambulance call. They will be presented with complex patient-care situations that require the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills. Students will be tested on their ability to lead a team of pre-hospital caregivers in the diagnosis, proper treatment and evacuation of a patient. Scenario simulations will be set up to be as life-like as possible.

EMS 133Emergency Medical Technician Practicum*3
Total Hours3

Mobile Intensive Care Technician (Paramedic) Program

This advanced emergency medical care program consists of four courses, including a clinical rotation in a hospital setting and a field internship with an ambulance service. You learn emergency procedures such as cardiac monitoring and defibrillation and the administration of medications and IV fluids. Successful completion of this program and subsequent certification exams will enable graduates to work as skilled paramedics and to provide sophisticated, advanced pre-hospital life support.

JCCC’s MICT program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). If you are interested, contact the Admissions office for an application packet, which includes deadlines, admission requirements and options for meeting academic criteria.

This is a selective admission program with limited enrollment. If you are accepted into the program, you take classes in the spring, summer and fall, completing the program in December.

Students successfully completing this program with a "C" will be allowed to sit for the certification examinations administered by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services.

(Major Code 248A; State CIP Code 51.0904)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Prior to beginning professional courses

Successful completion of an EMT course and successful completion of the following courses:
Electives0-2
Note: Students who choose BIOL 144 must take 2 hours of electives
BIOL 144Human Anatomy and Physiology*5-8
or BIOL 140
BIOL 225
Human Anatomy
and Human Physiology*
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Select one of the following:3
Social Problems
Social Science/Economics Elective ^
Select one of the following:3
Ethics
Humanities Elective ^
Total Hours14-19
^

See all AAS general education electives

First Semester

EMS 220MICT I*10
EMS 225MICT II*10
Total Hours20

Second Semester

EMS 230MICT III Clinicals*12
Total Hours12

Third Semester

EMS 271MICT IV Field Internship*15
Total Hours15

Total Program Hours: 63-64

Total Professional Credit Hours: 47