Emergency Medical Services
- General Information about the Program
- Course Requirements and Suggested Schedule
- Admission Requirements
Emergency Medical Services Certificate Program
Introduction: The Moraine Valley Community College Emergency Medical Services Program is for individuals who want to go into the public or private sector as emergency medical technicians. It can also be an alternative career path for those presently in the fire science field. The program includes two levels of training—Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic.
Emergency Medical Services Program Essential Functions
All students must be able to perform the essential functions of the curriculum. In addition to the general admission criteria required by the college, phlebotomy students must be able to:
- Use digital fine motor skills with both hands continually throughout the day.
- See clearly enough to read hand-written and computer-generated communications.
- Hear clearly enough to accept verbal orders from incident commanders and electronically generated orders broadcast from emergency room personnel.
- Work standing on their feet for the majority of the day.
- Walk quickly to and from service locations for the majority of the day.
- Lift patients onto gurneys, into ambulances, and up and down stairwells.
- Write and speak to patients, peers and staff effectively.
- Interact appropriately with patients, physicians, peers and supervisor.
- Use good judgment to seek assistance when needed.
- Lift a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted.
- Apply safety and infection control standards learned in the program to maintain a safe and clean environment for patients, staff and self.
- Have the ability to handle stressful situations, remain calm, and prioritize patient treatments.
- Have the ability to work in extreme and hazardous conditions including darkness, heat, cold, dampness, and very small spaces.
Emergency Services Program Mission
The mission of the Moraine Valley Community College Emergency Services Program is to educate and train students to meet standards of practice for entry level Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic professionals. Faculty will use appropriate methodologies to promote student learning.
Student learning will emerge from the cognitive (intellectual), psychomotor (physical), clinical and affective (social, emotional and ethical) elements of emergency services as defined for the entry-level practitioner by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Moraine Valley Community College Emergency Services Program Advisory Committee. Student learning will occur within an intellectual atmosphere that promotes continuing education as part of professional dedication and lifelong learning and within an ethical framework for student conduct in both the classroom and clinical settings.