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Emergency Response and Operations - AAS

Major: 3112
Effective Term: 2014 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-83.5
Description:

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Response and Operations program provides students with a curriculum specific to the student's individual needs in addition to the knowledge and skills needed in today's changing public safety workplace. The program develops education, skills, and techniques for planning, responding, and mitigating various emergency situations within the student's specific discipline with emphasis on effective response and operations. The curriculum combines coursework in public safety emergency services with a general education component. Additional Certificates of Completion (CCL) are available.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

EMT104 requires students to complete additional hours in a competency-based clinical, vehicular, and/or scenario based experience. Depending on the college, this may be completed through EMT104AB or program director-approved rotation.

Admission Criteria:

Students pursuing Track I Fire Operations OR
Track II Paramedicine may be required to complete a program entrance exam as appropriate
OR Permission of Program Director.

Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Credits:18-58.5
EMT101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Basic Cardiac Life Support (0.50)
OR
Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer (0) OR
Permission of Program Director(0) 0-0.50
 
 
Students must select one (1) of the following five (5) tracks:
 
Track I: FIRE OPERATIONS Credits: 18-27.5
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology (9) AND
EMT/FSC104ABApplied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology (0.5)
OR
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology (9)
OR
Arizona State EMT Certification (0) OR
Arizona State Paramedic Certification (0) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-9.5
 
FSC102Fire Department Operations 11
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
FSC130Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT 1
FSC134Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters 3
 
 
 
Track II: PARAMEDICINE Credits: 43.5 - 58
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology (9) AND
EMT/FSC104ABApplied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology (0.5)
OR
EMT/FSC104Emergency Medical Technology (9)
OR
Arizona State EMT Certification (0) OR
Arizona State Paramedic Certification (0) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-9.5
 
EMT235Emergency Cardiac Care 3
EMT236Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting 3
EMT240Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2
 
EMT242Pediatric Advanced Life Support (1) OR
EMT265Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced (1) 1
 
EMT245Trauma Management I (2) OR
EMT246Trauma Management II (4) 2-4
 
EMT272AAAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology (12.5) AND
EMT272ABAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology (12.5) 25
 
EMT272LLAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum (7.5)
OR
EMT272LAAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum Part I (3.75) AND
EMT272LBAdvanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum Part II (3.75) 7.5
 
EMT296WCCooperative Education (3) OR
HCC145Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers (3) OR
HCC145AAMedical Terminology for Health Care Workers I (1) AND
HCC145ABMedical Terminology for Health Care Workers II (1) AND
HCC145ACMedical Terminology for Health Care Workers III (1) OR
permission of Program Director 0-3
 
 
Track III: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Credits: 18
AJS/DPR/FSC139Emergency Response to Terrorism 3
AJS/DPR/FSC146Disaster Recovery Operations 3
AJS/DPR/FSC147Emergency Preparedness 3
AJS/DPR/FSC148Fundamentals of Emergency Management 3
AJS/DPR/FSC149Hazard Mitigation 3
FSC224Incident Command Systems 3
 
 
 
Track IV: FIRE SCIENCE Credits: 24
AJS/DPR/FSC147Emergency Preparedness (3) OR
AJS/DPR/FSC148Fundamentals of Emergency Management (3) 3
 
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
FSC108Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC113Introduction to Fire Suppression 3
FSC117Fire Apparatus 3
FSC119Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
FSC208Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
FSC215Customer Service in the Public Sector 3
 
 
 
Track V: FIRE INVESTIGATION Credits 24-27
FSC113Introduction to Fire Suppression (3)
OR
Permission of Program Director 0-3
 
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
FSC108Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC119Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
FSC208Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
FSC209Fire Investigation I 3
FSC210Fire Investigation II 3
FSC211Fire Investigation III 3
FSC212Fire Investigation IV 3
Restricted Electives
Credits:0-20
Students must choose the appropriate number of credits to meet the program total for completion of their track. Selected courses will not apply in both Required Courses and Restricted electives areas.
 
AJS+++++ Any AJS Administration of Justice Studies courses
DPR+++++ Any DPR Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response courses
EMT+++++ Any EMT Emergency Medical Technology courses
FSC+++++ Any FSC Fire Science Technology courses
LET+++++ Any LET Law Enforcement Technology courses
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-25
 
General Education CoreCredits 12-15
 
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area. 6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area. 3
 
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR
CRE111Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment. 0-3
 
MathematicsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. 3
 
General Education DistributionCredits 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area. 3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area. 3
 
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Track II Paramedicine
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
 
Tracks I, III, IV, and V
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area 4

Program Competencies

  • Track I: FIRE OPERATIONS
  • Demonstrate the administration of CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on adults and children using methods that meet current BLS standards (EMT101)
  • Explain and demonstrate common techniques of emergency medical care, including assessment and stabilization of the patient. (EMT/FSC104, EMT104AB)
  • Identify, describe, and explain fire department operations, including equipment, personnel, and administrative policies. (FSC102)
  • Identify and describe the types, functions, and maintenance of firefighting apparatus, and demonstrate the appropriate and safe use of each. (FSC102)
  • Describe the theory of fire behavior, including types of fires, and explain how building construction affects firefighting operations. (FSC102)
  • Demonstrate the use of proper tools, standard operating procedures, and firefighter skills in a variety of firefighting situations and firefighter tasks. (FSC102)
  • Specify the planning and preparation process for emergency incidents; identify the components and application of Incident Command Systems (ICS) and unified command procedures during the response to and mitigation of emergency incidents. (FSC102, FSC105)
  • Identify and explain emergency planning and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (FSC102, FSC105)
  • Describe and explain the role of first responders in emergency response plans, resource development, and incident management systems under terrorism conditions. (FSC102, FSC105)
  • Describe and demonstrate the physical requirements for performing basic firefighting tasks. (FSC130, FSC134)
  • Track II: PARAMEDICINE
  • Demonstrate the administration of CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on adults and children using methods that meet current BLS standards (EMT101)
  • Explain and demonstrate common techniques of emergency medical care, including assessment and stabilization of the patient. (EMT/FSC104, EMT104AB)
  • Identify and treat emergencies related to basic electrocardiograph (ECG) arrhythmias according to the American Heart Association standards and guidelines and local protocol. (EMT235)
  • Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT235, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Describe the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved Paramedic drug box. (EMT236)
  • Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy and use of medical anti-shock trouser (MAST) suit. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat behavioral emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat medical emergencies including diabetic, environmental, toxicological, obstetric and genitourinary emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Administer parenteral medications. (EMT236, EMT240, EMT242, EMT265, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat respiratory emergencies. (EMT242, EMT265, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Describe the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects, and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved Paramedic drug box. (EMT240, EMT242, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat cardiovascular emergencies including (ECG) electrocardiographic interpretation. (EMT235, EMT240, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Classify the types of medical emergencies and identify appropriate treatment protocols. (EMT240, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Perform a Primary and Secondary Survey including medical history. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy for patients in emergency situations. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify diagnostic characteristics of soft tissue injuries and appropriate treatment processes. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Describe and demonstrate the planning and preparation process for emergency incidents using Incident Command Systems (ICS). (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Define the role and responsibilities of emergency response and operations for the Emergency Paramedic. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Describe the role of first responders in emergency response plans, resource development, and incident management systems by identifying all relevant steps for first responders. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL, EMT272LA, EMT272LB)
  • Define commonly used medical terminology in the health care setting. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, HCC145, HCC145AA, HCC145AB, HCC145AC)
  • Demonstrate effective communications skills with hospital personnel and with team members, patients and others at the scene of an emergency. (EMT296WC)
  • Track III: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  • Demonstrate the administration of CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on adults and children using methods that meet current BLS standards (EMT101)
  • Define and describe the role of first responders in emergency response plans, resource development, incident management systems, patient assessment, and communication with the media during emergency terrorism situations. (AJS/DPR/FSC139)
  • Define and describe disaster recovery operations including planning considerations, special populations issues, and recovery responsibilities. (AJS/DPR/FSC146)
  • Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (AJS/DPR/FSC147) OR
  • Identify the critical components of an integrated emergency medical system, and the processes used for assessing threat. (AJS/DPR/FSC148)
  • Identify and differentiate between various hazard mitigation strategies, including coordinated community responses and resources. (AJS/DPR/FSC149)
  • Compare and contrast methods for managing emergency incidents including command, control, and coordination of response. (FSC224)
  • Track IV: FIRE SCIENCE
  • Demonstrate the administration of CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on adults and children using methods that meet current BLS standards (EMT101)
  • Describe the chemical processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials incidence. (FSC105)
  • Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
  • Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey. (FSC108, FSC208)
  • Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents. (FSC113)
  • Describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression. (FSC113)
  • Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC113)
  • Describe the principles of care, maintenance, and operation of fire apparatus and pumper trucks. (FSC117)
  • Define and evaluate the fire department's ethical and moral responsibility in serving the public. (FSC119)
  • Describe ethical situations and conflicts in values that may arise in fire service, and suggest possible resolutions and methods for coping. (FSC119)
  • Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (AJS/DPR/FSC147) OR
  • Describe and explain the critical components of an integrated emergency medical system, and the processes used for assessing threat. (AJS/DPR/FSC148)
  • Describe personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector.(FSC215)
  • Track V: FIRE INVESTIGATION
  • Demonstrate the administration of CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on adults and children using methods that meet current BLS standards (EMT101)
  • Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
  • Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents. (FSC113)
  • Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC113)
  • Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey. (FSC108, FSC208)
  • Explain and illustrate the fire department's ethical and moral responsibility in serving the public. (FSC119)
  • Describe and explain basic methods of fire investigation, including determining point of fire origin, path of fire travel and evidence preservation. (FSC209)
  • Application of practical skills for fire investigators by demonstrating appropriate examination and recording practices (FSC210)
  • Explain and describe the appropriate processes for case building for fire investigators in a crime scene. (FSC211)
  • Describe and demonstrate appropriate skills and procedures for fire fighters involved in courtroom testimony. (FSC212)

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