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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 to fully prepare them for jobs like Paramedic, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and rural or hospital EMS provider.

What do PPCC EMS students 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
  • Backcountry medical and trauma training
  • Basic first aid
  • Advanced level life support
  • Pediatric care

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Classes You 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

Careers in EMS

The Pikes Peak Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158

Clearwater, FL 33763

727-210-2350

www.caahep.org

 

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

214-703-8445

FAX 214-703-8992

www.coaemsp.org

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Applications available for Accelerated Paramedic Program starting January 2021.

For more information or to request an application contact Kimberly.Whitten@ppcc.edu

Community Paramedic Program

Are you interested in a Community Paramedic Program? PPCC will be offering a non-credit Community Paramedic Course starting November 28th through February 28th. This course is primarily online, but there will be some in-person courses such as Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly.Whitten@ppcc.edu or Steve.Grippo@ppcc.edu

Sign up on the link below:

https://ppccems.enrollware.com/enroll?id=4091370

Get started in Emergency Medical Services

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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.

EMT Information Sheet

**This orientation session is currently paused for COVID-19. You will recieve specific information from your instructor.

EMS Faculty

EMS Department Chair

Kimberly Whitten

Contact Department Chair: (719) 502-3327  Kimberly.Whitten@ppcc.edu

 

EMS Lead Advisor

ReeAnn Hyde

Contact advising: 719-502-3232  advising@ppcc.edu

EMS Faculty PPCC Advisor