Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services professionals are the heroes in your community who come to help when you need them most. They are educated in life-saving measures and work in conjunction with hospitals and fire departments.

People's lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians. EMT's are educated and ready to respond to anything from a major automobile accident down to slips and falls within the home. They use their skills and education daily to assist all members of the community and play a vital role in healthcare and public safety.

EMS students at Clovis Community College complete classroom and book work and are also required to complete clinical hours in emergency rooms and ambulances. Our instructors are employed by the cities of Clovis and Portales and work everyday in this exciting and fast-paced career field.

Topics Covered:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Field Experience
  • Recognition of life-threatening conditions
  • Patient stabilization
  • Fluids and electrolytes
  • Adult and pediatric peripheral IV therapy

Clovis Community College offers three Certificates of Achievement in the following areas:

Certificate of Achievement in First Responder

  • One class, four credit hours
  • Completed in one semester

Certificate of Achievement in Emergency Medical Technician Basic

  • One class plus a lab, 11 credit hours
  • Completed in one semester

Certificate of Achievement in Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate

  • One class plus a lab, 6 credit hours
  • Completed in one semester

Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services

Students who receive their degree in Emergency Medical Services are more prepared fully licensed paramedics (by exam).

Students interested in CCC's Emergency Medical Services program can apply for general admission to the college and then file a degree plan with an Academic Advisor.

Employment for EMTs is expected to grow 9 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Earnings of EMTs depend on the employment setting and geographic location of their jobs, as well as their training and experience. Median hourly wages for ETS were $14.10 in May 2008.

EMT's are also known to work in non-emergency settings such as hospitals and clinics, where they use their skills to help assess patients and the staff of the facility.

Contact Info

For more information about CCC's Nursing or EMS programs, please contact:

Shawna McGill, MSN, RN
Division Chair of Allied Health
575.769.4976
shawna.mcgill@clovis.edu

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