AAS.PS The associate degree in Paramedical Services is a two-year intensive program that includes classroom, skills laboratory, hospital, and field clinical experiences. Students are prepared for career opportunities in the field of emergency medical services to include urban and rural ambulance services and/or fire departments, industrial settings and clinical settings. This program in conducted in cooperation with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Systems and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Division of EMS and Highway Safety. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's examination. Consult the Emergency Medical Services Programs Coordinator for specific requirements of this program. Students must complete a file with the Lake Land College Emergency Services office with the following items: current EMT Basic License, current AHA BLS CPR certification card, current driver's license or Illinois state picture ID, immunizations as required by The Illinois Department of Public Health for Healthcare Providers, high school diploma or GED equivalent, physical exam, background check, and drug test.
Upon completion of the degree, there will be additional expenses including licensure application fee, written testing fee and psychomotor testing fees.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
This course provides the student with an understanding of his/her roles and responsibilities within the EMS system, including operations, patient assessment, and emergency medical care. Students successfully completing this course will be eligible to take the EMT-Basic licensing examination. (Repeatable 3 Times)
Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.
This course provides the beginning paramedic student with the knowledge to integrate the principles of kinetics, pathophysiology, and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the trauma patient.
This course provides the paramedic student with the skills needed to manage a trauma patient including immobilization and splinting techniques, airway management, extrication techniques, intravenous therapy and bleeding control.
This course provides students with the knowledge to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings, to formulate a field impression, and implement a treatment plan for patients across the lifespan including psychiatric issues and special populations. Observation time required.
This course provides the paramedic student with the knowledge and skills to integrate pathophysiological principles of pharmacology and the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a pharmacologic management plan. (Repeatable 3 Times)
This course provides the beginning paramedic student with the knowledge to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the medical patient. Observation time is required.
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.
This course provides the beginning paramedic student with an understanding of the role and responsibilities within the EMS system including safety, medical-legal issues, EMS operations, and specialized scene responses. This course also provides students with an exam review for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
The course details with the epidemiology of the major communicable diseases and the causative factors of the degenerative diseases. Historical aspects of diseases are studied. The system of human immunity is the second unit covered.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester