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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Studies, CT.A.

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Studies Certificate of Achievement is intended for students who are interested in helping and treating patients in an emergency setting outside of the hospital. Prospective students should have interest in pathophysiology, basic medical concepts, patient care and be able to function effectively in a dynamic work environment.

The Emergency Medical Technician program of the certificate of achievement meets or exceeds the National Standard Curriculum set forth by the US Department of Transportation and adheres to New Jersey State Emergency Medical Technician Regulations NJAC 8:40 and 8:40A. The program is approved and sanctioned by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Emergency Medical Services www.state.nj.us/health/ems/.

The Certificate of Achievement in Emergency Studies is intended for prospective students that have obtained an academic degree or for those interested in a healthcare career.

Emergency Medical Studies Certificate of Achievement Entrance Requirements:

Prospective students must meet the following requirements to be accepted into the program:

  • Have a current heath care Provider CPR certification, or completed EMT 100  prior to enrolling in EMT 106 .

Further Emergency Medical Studies Certificate of Achievement Information:

  • The mandatory orientation session is held in one week prior to the start of each semester. The exact date will be provided upon enrollment in EMT 106. There is no makeup session for this mandatory orientation.
  • Students are required to submit proof of current good general health and vaccination status results at orientation in order to meet the clinical portion of the program. The fees associated with these tests are paid by the student.
  • At times, the EMT 106  Program may not adhere to the published college calendar. Students should refer to the course syllabi for exact meeting dates and times.

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Studies Certificate of Achievement graduates will be able to:

  • Sit for the National Registry Exam (EMT Basic) as required by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services - Office of Emergency Medical Services enabling them to become licensed providers;
  • Perform competently in the roles and responsibilities outlined in the New Jersey state emergency medical technician scope of practice;
  • Obtain employment as an entry-level Emergency Medical Technician with an EMS agency in New Jersey;
  • Manage pre-hospital patient care based on appropriate emergency medicine and pre-hospital care science;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in decision-making processes to improve the health and welfare of pre-hospital patients.

After Union County College

After successful completion of the licensing/certification exams, graduates of our program may obtain both a national and New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License making the graduate eligible for employment at an EMT service nationally. Graduates may enroll in a full Emergency Medical Sciences Certificate program make application into a two-year Allied Health Science program (i.e.: Health Science Licensed Practical Nursing, Paramedic Studies, Physical Therapy Assistant), Sport Management Program or to a four-year institution for continuation of a bachelor’s degree.

Recommended Sequence

Total Program Credits: 15 or 16

NOTE: For specific course transferability please contact the Program Director

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information