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Emergency Medical Technology 

Program Length

EMT: One Semester
EMT-Paramedic: Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Certificate in Paramedicine
Associate in Applied Science

Paramedics have fulfilled prescribed requirements by a credentialing agency to practice the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine in conjunction with medical direction. Through performance of assessments and providing medical care, their goal is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting.

Paramedics possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes consistent with the expectations of the public and the profession. Paramedics recognize that they are an essential component of the continuum of care and serve as linkages among health resources.

The EMT-Paramedic training program is a postsecondary program drawing its students from individuals already possessing a valid EMT-Basic state certification and having Anatomy and Physiology I with lab and a grade average of C in each. Each student must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Prospective students will need to have an ACT composite score of 16 or higher. Classroom instruction is comprehensive including a working knowledge of all anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology processes as well as competency-based instruction in assessment and management skills required for treatment of life-threatening problems in the adult, pediatric, and geriatric patient. Clinical internship requires participation in care of patients in a hospital emergency department that provides medical control to ALS providers in the field. According to availability; a clinical internship will include CCU, ICU, labor and delivery suite, operating room, psychiatric ward, pediatric ward and geriatric ward. Field internship is done with an ambulance service and/or rescue service providing advanced life support services to the community. Students must maintain a B average in all classes in order to continue the Paramedic program the following semester.

A student successfully completing the program will receive an associate degree or technical certificate from the college and be eligible to take National Registry's Exam as an EMT-Paramedic. This training program is sanctioned by the Mississippi State Board of Health, Division of EMS, the State Department of Education, and Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS professions. The course meets or exceeds those standards established by the National Highway Safety Administration/U.S. Department of Transportation.

The first semester consists of the EMT course and academic prerequisites. The curriculum for the paramedic portion of the Emergency Technology Program is four semesters in length. Classes are admitted each fall and spring semester requiring a minimum of 1500 hours of classroom instruction, clinical and field internship.

  Program Goals

EMT: To prepare competent entry-level EMTs in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Paramedic: To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician: To prepare competent entry-level Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains

  Program Statistics

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Career Opportunities Incude

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Industrial Safety Managers
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The Department of Emergency Technology at Jones County Junior College 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).

To Contact: CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Hwy 19 North Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To Contact: CoAEMSP
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-4884
214-703-8992 (fax)
CoAEMSP

Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Must be 18 years of age
  • Step 2 - Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Step 3 - Must complete the Jones EMT Application For Admission
  • Step 4 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437.
  • Step 5 - Must have a minimum score of 16 on the enhanced ACT.
  • Step 6 - Must have current immunizations
  • Step 7 - Must have Hepatitis-B inoculations
  • Step 8 - Must have a Physical Examination stating that the student is medically capable of the Paramedic job demands.
  • Step 9 - Must have Health-care Provider CPR Card.
  • Step 10 - FBI background or affidavit
Mindy

Mindy Cochran 
Instructor 
(601) 477-4074 
mindy.cochran@jcjc.edu

Lindsey

Lindsey Hill 
Laboratory Instructor
(601) 477-3963
lindsey.hill@jcjc.edu

Johnathan McEwen

Johnathan McEwen
Medic / EMT Instructor
Healthcare Simulation Instuctor
(601) 477-2402 
johnathan.mcewen@jcjc.edu

Donald

Donald Moore
Clinical Field Coordinator
(601) 477-4074
donald.moore@jcjc.edu

Benji

Benjimen J. Sessums
Allied Health Division Chair Program Director
601-477-4833
benji.sessums@jcjc.edu

Eric

Eric Williams
Assistant Director, Primary Instructor
601-477-4848
eric.williams@jcjc.edu

EMS 1163 – Emergency Medical Technician I
Pre-Requisites: Composite ACT of 16 or higher, 18 years of age or older and selection by the interview committee. An introductory course in the foundational concepts of the Emergency Medical Services. Lecture will include topics in the history of EMS, well-being of the EMT, medical-legal issues, communication, documentation, A&P, Pathophysiology, life-span development, patient assessment, and vital signs. Laboratory experience will include training in patient assessment and vital signs. (2 Hour Lectures, 2 Hours Lab)

EMS 1174 – Emergency Medical Technician II
Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of EMS – 1163 with a B or higher. A continuation of the content in EMS 1163 focusing on the incorporation of foundational concepts toward the recognition, stabilization, and transport of patients of all age ranges experiencing medical and traumatic emergencies. Ambulance operations and special considerations will also be discussed. (2 Hours Lecture, 2 Hours Lab, 3 Hours Clinical)

EMS 1142 – Foundations of Paramedicine
Pre-Requisites: Current NREMT and State of MS EMT certifications, Current AHA BLS card and acceptance per the program admissions procedures. This course includes a comprehensive review of the knowledge base and skill set of the Emergency Medical Technician. History of EMS, Well-Being of the EMT, medical legal issues, communication and documentation will be expanded to the role of the paramedic. This course includes the theory related to intravenous/intraosseous access, medication administration, patient assessment, and introductory pharmacological calculations. (2 Hours Lecture)

EMS 1151 – Foundations of Paramedicine Lab
Co-Requisite: EMS – 1142. A laboratory experience designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture. (2 Hours Lab)

EMS 1242 – Concepts of Airway and Respiratory Medicine
Pre-Requisites: Current NREMT and State of MS EMT certifications, Current AHA BLS card and acceptance per the program admissions procedures. This course integrates complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patient airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages. (2 Hours Lecture)

EMS 1251 – Concepts of Airway and Respiratory Medicine Lab
Co-Requisite: EMS – 1242. This course in co-requisite with the lecture portion will integrate comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of ensuring a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respirations for patients of all ages. (2 Hours Lab)

EMS 1343 – Concepts of Cardiovascular Medicine
Pre-Requisites: Current NREMT and State of MS EMT certifications, Current AHA BLS card and acceptance per the program admissions procedures. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and treatments associated with the conditions of the cardiovascular system. This includes the theory of introductory, advanced, and multi-lead electrocardiogram interpretation. Changes in the lifespan will also be included. (3 Hours Lecture)

EMS 1352 – Concepts of Cardiovascular Medicine Lab
Co-Requisite: EMS – 1343. A laboratory experience designedto give psychomotor experience to the heoretical concepts developed in the lecture. (4 Hours Lab)

EMS 1514 – Practicum I
Pre-Requisites: Current NREMT and State of MS EMT certifications, Current AHA BLS card and acceptance per the program admissions procedures. Using supervised rotations in a definitive care setting, the students will apply the concepts developed in the didactic and laboratory courses to live patients. This will include, but not be limited to rotations in the emergency department, ICU, OR, respiratory therapy, and pediatrics. (12 Hours Clinical)

EMS 1742 – Concepts of Neurological Medicine
Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of EMS – 1142, 1151, 1242, 1251, 1343 & 1352 with a B or higher. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and treatments associated with conditions of the nervous system. This includes conditions related to structure and those associated with organic and nonorganic brain disease. Changes in the lifespan will be included. (2 Hours Lecture)

EMS 1751 – Concepts of Neurological Medicine Lab
Co-Requisite: EMS – 1742. A laboratory experience designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture. (2 Hours Lab)

EMS 1942 – Concepts of Reproductive Medicine
Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of EMS – 1142, 1151, 1242, 1251, 1343 & 1352 with a B or higher. This course consists of the theory, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and treatments associated with conditions of the reproductive system. The course includes care of the newborn as part of the concepts in reproductive medicine. Changes in the lifespan will be included. (2 Hours Lecture)

EMS 1951 – Concepts of Reproductive Medicine Lab
Co-Requisite: EMS – 1942. A laboratory experience designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture. (2 Hours Lab)

EMS 2343 – Medical Emergencies of the Secondary Assessment
Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of EMS – 1142, 1151, 1242, 1251, 1343 & 1352 with a B or higher. This course will integrate patient assessment and assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint. (3 Hours Lecture)

EMS 2351 – Medical Emergencies of the Secondary Assessment Lab
Co-Requisite: EMS – 2343. This course will integrate patient assessment and assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to perform a secondary assessment in order to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient with a medical complaint. (2 Hours Lab)

EMS 2743 – Concepts of Traumatic Medicine
Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of EMS – 1142, 1151, 1242, 1251, 1343 & 1352 with a B or higher. This course will develop the basis for the pathophysiology, identification, and treatment of traumatic emergencies including coverage of concepts related to trauma systems and shock management. These concepts will be examined in patients across the life span. (3 Hours Lecture)

EMS 2752 – Concepts of Traumatic Medicine Lab
Co-Requisite: EMS – 2743. A laboratory experience designed to give psychomotor experience to the theoretical concepts developed in the lecture. (4 Hours Lab)

EMS 1525 – Practicum II
Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of EMS – 1514 with a B or higher. A continuation of EMS – 1514. Using supervised rotations in a definitive care setting, the students will continue to develop assessment and treatment skills. The student will transition to field experience upon achieving competencies in the definitive care setting. (15 Hours Clinical/Field Experience)

EMS 2912 – Concepts of EMS Operations
Pre-Requisite: Current NREMT and State of MS EMT certifications, Current AHA BLS card and acceptance per the program admissions procedures. Knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure safe patient, public, and personnel safety. (2 Hours Lecture)

EMS 2566 – Practicum III
Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of EMS – 1525 with a B or higher. Co-Requisite: EMS – 2942 & 2952. Under the supervision of an approved program preceptor, the student will continue to apply the concepts developed in the didactic, laboratory, and clinical settings to the care of patients in the environment of EMS. (18 Hours Field Experience)

EMS 2942 – Paramedic Capstone
Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of EMS – 1742, 1751, 1942, 1951, 2343, 2351, 2743, 2752, 2912 & 1525 with a B or higher. This course serves as a capstone experience course at the end of the Paramedic Program. This course will include the following topics: special needs patient populations, EMS research, principles of public health, integration of leadership, and emerging roles in EMS. (2 Hours Lecture)

EMS 2952 – Paramedic Capstone Lab
Co-Requisite: EMS – 2942. This course will provide the student with a final opportunity to incorporate their cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills through cumulative practical skill evaluations and a comprehensive Final Examination. (4 Hours Lab)