Students carrying a student on a stretcher in front of an ambulance during a mock drill.

Why Choose EMS at PPCC?

PPCC’s EMS is committed to staying abreast of the latest research, regulatory issues and standards of practice affecting emergency medical services. Our program strives to create a learning environment that encourages students to think critically, become leaders, work ethically and respect all people.

What Will I Study?

At PPCC, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students will learn to provide emergency medical care to sick or injured patients in a safe and accurate manner. There are a wide variety of topics you will learn about, including, but not limited to:

  • Fundamentals of emergency medicine
  • Back country medical and trauma training
  • Basic first aid
  • Advanced level life support
  • Pediatric care

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Classes I might take:

Introduces the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student to pre-hospital emergency care. The topics included in this course are Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, well-being of the EMT, communications, documentation, anatomy, airway management, and patient assessment.
Expands on the paramedic student’s knowledge of medical emergencies with the Integration of assessment findings in formulating a field impression and implementing a treatment plan. This course will cover principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology related to common medical emergencies including: neurological, abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders, immunological, infectious diseases, endocrine disorders, psychiatric disorders, toxicological, respiratory, hematological, genitourinary, gynecological, non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders, and diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
Provides the student with those skills and emergency medical care techniques used by guides, trip leaders and others providing primary care in back-country setting. The student will be able to respond correctly to those medical and trauma situations commonly encountered when entry into the EMS system is delayed or unlikely.
Focuses on an integrated study of the human body, including the histology, anatomy, and physiology of each system. Examines molecular, cellular, and tissue levels of organization plus integuments, skeletal, articulations, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience covering experimentation, microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence.

Career Options

A wide variety of job opportunities await PPCC graduates including:

  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Rural EMS Provider
  • Hospital EMS Provider

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EMT Orientation Session

Prior to the start of each semester there will be an EMT orientation session in preparation for EMS 170.

Please watch your student emails for more information. Contact your assigned instructor with any questions.

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