All Fire & EMS Courses

Restricted fire and EMS courses are not available for web/telephone registration. In many instances, sections are reserved for fire department members only, with priority granted to in-District fire departments. Reserve your seats here.

Registration for restricted courses begins on the following dates by reserving your seats here:

  • June 1 for fall courses
  • November 1 for spring courses
  • April 1 for summer courses

In-District fire departments receive priority registration two weeks prior to those dates.

503-101 Legal Aspects

Gain an introduction to local, state and federal laws that regulate emergency services; national standards influencing emergency services; standard of care; criminal law; tort law; liability; and a review of relevant court cases.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-101-001

CRN: 10441
Tuition/fee: $424.95
Seats Open: 14
Instructor: LaConte, Allen J
Dates: 08/28/17-12/18/17
Days: Monday
Times: 01:00pm-03:50pm
Room: S233

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503-103 Fire Service Employ Strategies

Learn strategies for getting a job in the fire service field, and study the promotional process. Discuss trends in correspondence, employment applications, job interviewing, interpersonal skill development and promotional skills.

Course Credits

1

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-103-001

CRN: 10442
Tuition/fee: $144.65
Seats Open: 2
Instructor: Jones, Michael L
Dates: 08/23/17-12/13/17
Days: Wednesday
Times: 03:00pm-03:50pm
Room: S233

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503-143 Building Construction

Provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-143-001

CRN: 10443
Tuition/fee: $424.95
Seats Open: 11
Instructor: Jones, Michael L
Dates: 08/25/17-12/15/17
Days: Friday
Times: 12:00pm-02:50pm
Room: S233

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503-151 Fire Prevention

Acquire fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, and identification and correction of fire hazards. This meets all requirements for the Fire Inspector 1 certification for the State of Wisconsin.

Course Credits

4

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-151-001

CRN: 10444
Tuition/fee: $565.10
Seats Open: 15
Instructor: Johnson, Jeffrey R
Dates: 08/28/17-12/18/17
Days: Monday
Times: 08:30am-12:20pm
Room: S233

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503-191 Principles of Emergency Svcs

This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives.

Course Credits

2

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-191-001

CRN: 10445
Tuition/fee: $284.80
Seats Open: 1
Instructor: Jones, Michael L
Dates: 08/23/17-12/13/17
Days: Wednesday
Times: 01:00pm-02:50pm
Room: S233

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503-192 Principles Emer Svcs Sfty Surv

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-192-001

CRN: 10446
Tuition/fee: $472.95
Seats Open: 8
Instructor: Mueller, Richard A
Dates: 08/25/17-12/15/17
Days: Friday
Times: 08:00am-11:50am
Room: S233

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503-195 Fire Behavior and Combustion

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-195-001

CRN: 10447
Tuition/fee: $424.95
Seats Open: 15
Instructor: Olinger, Michael Joseph
Dates: 08/23/17-12/13/17
Days: Wednesday
Times: 08:30am-11:20am
Room: S233

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503-457 Emer. Services Instructor I

This course will train the student in the techniques of instruction. The course was designed to provide the ESI I candidate with the information needed to meet the job performance requirements (JPRs) in NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4. (This course was formerly known as Fire Instructor I.)

Course Credits

1

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-457-001

CRN: 11583
Tuition/fee: $136.70
Seats Open: 10
Instructor: Bertram, Lloyd N
Registration Restriction
Dates: 09/11/17-11/13/17
Days: Monday
Times: 06:00pm-09:50pm
Room: SITELCFD

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503-720 Firefighter I Cert

This course meets the NFPA 1001, Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, training requirements for WTCS Firefighter I certification. (Students must also complete the Hazardous Materials Operations course to be eligible for WTCS Firefighter I certification testing.) Students are given the opportunity to learn, develop and practice the practical skills required to perform as a firefighter, while also receiving the didactic theory required to support those skills and related firefighting functions. This course extends past the entry-level courses to better prepare the student to function as a firefighter while also providing the necessary education and skills to be eligible for WTCS Firefighter I certification testing.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-720-001

CRN: 10448
Tuition/fee: $472.95
Seats Open: 6
Instructor: Schulpius, Roy S
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Offering number: 503-720-002

CRN: 10449
Tuition/fee: $472.95
Seats Open: 5
Instructor: Graff, Dennis James
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Offering number: 503-720-003

CRN: 10450
Tuition/fee: $472.95
Seats Open: 3
Instructor: Jones, Michael L
Registration Restriction
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503-730 Firefighter II Cert

This course meets the NFPA 1001, Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, training requirements for WTCS Firefighter II certification. (Students must also have completed the Hazardous Materials Operations course, in addition to holding WTCS Firefighter I certification to be eligible for WTCS Firefighter II certification testing.) Through classroom and practical skills instruction, the student will learn to apply advanced firefighting skills and education to mitigate various emergencies.

Course Credits

1

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-730-002

CRN: 11485
Tuition/fee: $157.65
Seats Open: 0
Instructor: Schulpius, Roy S
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503-743 Driver/Operator-Pumper Cert

This course meets the NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, Pumping Apparatus, educational requirements for WTCS Driver/Operator-Pumper certification. Subjects covered in the course include fire apparatus, maintenance, driving principles, emergency vehicle operation, fire apparatus positioning, water supply, sprinkler systems, fire pump theory, hydraulics terminology, hydraulics math, hydraulic principles, operating fire pumps and pump testing. Hands-on training will be provided. Students will need to complete fire department-proctored out-of-class driving time.

Course Credits

2

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-743-003

CRN: 11484
Tuition/fee: $299.40
Seats Open: 0
Instructor: Burg, Marvin E
Registration Restriction
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503-750 Fire Inspector I-WI Cert

This is the WTCS-approved course to meet all objectives of the National Fire Protection Association's 1031 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector, Level 1. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to seek WTCS Fire Inspector I certification.

Course Credits

1.5

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-750-001

CRN: 11659
Tuition/fee: $202.80
Seats Open: 6
Instructor: Charlesworth, Brian A
Registration Restriction
Dates: 08/23/17-11/15/17
Days: Wednesday
Times: 06:00pm-09:50pm
Room: SITECWFD

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Dates: 11/29/17-12/06/17
Days: Wednesday
Times: 06:00pm-09:50pm
Room: SITECWFD

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503-780 Haz-Mat Operations

This course meets the NFPA 1001, Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, training requirements to meet the Hazardous Materials Operations course completion requirement to be eligible for WTCS Firefighter I certification testing. Students will learn how to deal effectively with a hazardous materials emergency involving highway, rail and terminal operations.

Course Credits

.4

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 503-780-003

CRN: 11488
Tuition/fee: $59.88
Seats Open: 13
Instructor: Simon, Cassidy Gordon
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 503-780-004

CRN: 11489
Tuition/fee: $59.88
Seats Open: 11
Instructor: Simon, Cassidy Gordon
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 503-780-005

CRN: 11490
Tuition/fee: $59.88
Seats Open: 9
Instructor: Simon, Cassidy Gordon
Registration Restriction
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531-301H Emergency Medical Technician/A

Train in the prehospital emergency care procedures that will qualify you for Wisconsin Licensures as an emergency medical technician. This course is the first of two required for licensure testing eligibility.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-301H-001

CRN: 10569
Tuition/fee: $462.45
Seats Open: 1
Instructor: Bourget, Michelle M
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-301H-002

CRN: 10570
Tuition/fee: $462.45
Seats Open: 0
Instructor: Hellman-Bulle, Brenda J
Registration Restriction
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531-341 EMS Systems Foundations

Receive an overview of the design and operation of EMS systems, delivery of services and the echelons of care. The history of EMS, interface of public and private organizations, and review of the various personnel who comprise these systems are examined in relation to their impact on the health care delivery system.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-341-001

CRN: 11384
Tuition/fee: $431.10
Seats Open: 19
Instructor: Klingle, Blake Edward
Dates: 10/30/17-12/23/17
Online Course Info and Required Orientation

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531-346 EMS Community Risk Reduction

Learn about the benefits of community risk analysis, program development and ongoing program analysis for EMS agencies. Explore issues in identifying and communicating risk, crafting appropriate risk-reduction programs, building appropriate response guides, developing recovery procedures and creating news releases.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-346-001

CRN: 11383
Tuition/fee: $431.10
Seats Open: 19
Instructor: Cohn, Jonathan D
Dates: 09/05/17-10/29/17
Online Course Info and Required Orientation

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531-423 Heartsaver/1st Aid/CPR/AED

The Heartsaver First Aid program of the American Heart Association combines the Heartsaver AED and first aid course. Participants will learn to perform adult CPR; relieve a foreign body airway obstruction; use a barrier device during rescue breathing; use an automated external defibrillator (AED); and provide first aid for acute injuries and sudden illnesses. Through the use of watch then practice videos, participants receive concise, step by step instructions in these topics. Skill practice sessions afford plenty of time for hands on. The fee includes a textbook and a two year certification card.

Course Credits

.25

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-423-001

CRN: 11232
Tuition/fee: $62.05
Seats Open: 3
Instructor: Gralinski, Mark A
Dates: 09/16/17-09/16/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 08:00am-11:50am
Room: S235

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Dates: 09/16/17-09/16/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 12:30pm-04:20pm
Room: S235

Offering number: 531-423-002

CRN: 11233
Tuition/fee: $62.05
Seats Open: 3
Instructor: Gralinski, Mark A
Dates: 10/10/17-10/17/17
Days: Tuesday
Times: 08:00am-11:50am
Room: H106

Offering number: 531-423-003

CRN: 11891
Tuition/fee: $62.05
Seats Open: 5
Instructor: Fox, Marilyn L
Dates: 09/23/17-09/23/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 08:00am-11:50am
Room: H106

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Dates: 09/23/17-09/23/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 12:30pm-04:20pm
Room: H106

Offering number: 531-423-004

CRN: 11928
Tuition/fee: $62.05
Seats Open: 0
Instructor: Wiesneski, Jodi S
Dates: 10/28/17-10/28/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 08:00am-11:50am
Room: H106

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Dates: 10/28/17-10/28/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 12:30pm-04:20pm
Room: H106

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531-430A EMT-Basic Clinical I

This course serves as a required component for the EMT-Basic program as mandated by the Department of Health Services.

Course Credits

.1

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-430A-001

CRN: 11234
Tuition/fee: $17.72
Seats Open: 24
Instructor: Curtis, Janet E
Registration Restriction
Dates: 09/30/17-12/19/17
Days:
Times: 12:00am-12:00am
Room: SITESITE

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531-480 BLS Provider

Basic Life Support (BLS) curriculum and testing will include one and two rescuer adult CPR, adult and pediatric obstructed airway, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and pediatric CPR. This module includes the use of barrier devices. This course is appropriate for health care providers and other professional rescuers who are in need of initial training or renewal of a current certification. The fee includes a textbook and a two year certification card.

Course Credits

.2

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-480-001

CRN: 11235
Tuition/fee: $53.69
Seats Open: 1
Instructor: Gralinski, Mark A
Dates: 08/26/17-08/26/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 09:00am-02:50pm
Room: H106

Offering number: 531-480-002

CRN: 11236
Tuition/fee: $53.69
Seats Open: 0
Instructor: Wiesneski, Jodi S
Dates: 09/09/17-09/09/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 09:00am-02:50pm
Room: H106

Offering number: 531-480-003

CRN: 11237
Tuition/fee: $53.69
Seats Open: 3
Instructor: Wiesneski, Jodi S
Dates: 10/14/17-10/14/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 09:00am-02:50pm
Room: H233

Offering number: 531-480-004

CRN: 11238
Tuition/fee: $53.69
Seats Open: 0
Instructor: Wiesneski, Jodi S
Dates: 11/11/17-11/11/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 09:00am-02:50pm
Room: H106

Offering number: 531-480-005

CRN: 11239
Tuition/fee: $53.69
Seats Open: 11
Instructor: Gralinski, Mark A
Dates: 12/02/17-12/02/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 09:00am-02:50pm
Room: H233

Offering number: 531-480-010

CRN: 11581
Tuition/fee: $53.69
Seats Open: 16
Instructor: Wiesneski, Jodi S
Dates: 12/07/17-12/07/17
Days: Thursday
Times: 04:00pm-09:50pm
Room: H233

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531-492 CPR/1st Aid/Pediatric

Learn how to manage illness and injuries in a child during the first few minutes until help arrives. Topics include First Aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, first aid topics, CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator). This course was designed to meet regulations for day care centers in all fifty states. The fee includes a textbook and a two year certification card.

Course Credits

.25

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-492-001

CRN: 11240
Tuition/fee: $61.30
Seats Open: 9
Instructor: Gralinski, Mark A
Dates: 11/04/17-11/04/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 08:00am-11:50am
Room: H233

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Dates: 11/04/17-11/04/17
Days: Saturday
Times: 12:30pm-04:20pm
Room: H233

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531-911 EMS Fundamentals

This course provides the paramedic student with comprehensive knowledge of EMS systems, safety, well-being, legal issues, and ethical issues, with the intended outcome of improving the health of EMS personnel, patients, and the community. The students will obtain fundamental knowledge of public health principles and epidemiology as related to public health emergencies, health promotion, and illness/injury prevention. Introducing students to comprehensive anatomical and medical terminology and abbreviations will foster the development of effective written and oral communications with colleagues and other health care professionals.

Course Credits

2

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-911-001

CRN: 10966
Tuition/fee: $288.90
Seats Open: 11
Instructor: Curtis, Janet E
Dates: 08/09/17-12/19/17
Days:
Times: 12:00am-12:00am
Room: INTRINTR

Offering number: 531-911-002

CRN: 10967
Tuition/fee: $288.90
Seats Open: 9
Instructor: Curtis, Janet E
Registration Restriction
Dates: 08/09/17-12/19/17
Days:
Times: 12:00am-12:00am
Room: INTRINTR

Offering number: 531-911-003

CRN: 10968
Tuition/fee: $288.90
Seats Open: 10
Instructor: Curtis, Janet E
Registration Restriction
Dates: 08/09/17-12/19/17
Days:
Times: 12:00am-12:00am
Room: INTRINTR

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531-912 Paramedic Medical Principles

This course addresses the complex depth of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of major human systems while also introducing the paramedic students to the topics of shock, immunology, and bleeding.

Course Credits

4

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-912-001

CRN: 11058
Tuition/fee: $565.10
Seats Open: 11
Instructor: Curtis, Janet E
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-912-002

CRN: 11059
Tuition/fee: $565.10
Seats Open: 9
Instructor: Brady, Julie A
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-912-003

CRN: 11060
Tuition/fee: $565.10
Seats Open: 10
Instructor: Curtis, Janet E
Registration Restriction
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531-913 Patient Assessment Principles

This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. By utilizing a structured and organized assessment process with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life span development, and changes that occur to the human body with time, the students will learn to develop a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning, along with the ability to modify the assessment as necessary to formulate a treatment plan for their patients.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-913-001

CRN: 11061
Tuition/fee: $462.45
Seats Open: 12
Instructor: Bourget, Michelle M
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-913-002

CRN: 11308
Tuition/fee: $462.45
Seats Open: 9
Instructor: Brady, Julie A
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-913-003

CRN: 11309
Tuition/fee: $462.45
Seats Open: 10
Instructor: Bourget, Michelle M
Registration Restriction
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531-914 Prehospital Pharmacology

This course provides the paramedic student with the comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology required to formulate and administer a pharmacological treatment plan intended to mitigate emergencies and improve the overall health of the patient.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-914-001

CRN: 11062
Tuition/fee: $462.45
Seats Open: 11
Instructor: Blaedow, Susan L
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-914-002

CRN: 11063
Tuition/fee: $462.45
Seats Open: 9
Instructor: Brady, Julie A
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-914-003

CRN: 11064
Tuition/fee: $462.45
Seats Open: 10
Instructor: Blaedow, Susan L
Registration Restriction
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531-915 Paramedic Respiratory Mgmt.

This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patient airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages. Specific knowledge pertaining to the respiratory system is also provided to ensure the student is prepared to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a respiratory complaint.

Course Credits

2

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-915-001

CRN: 11310
Tuition/fee: $308.30
Seats Open: 12
Instructor: Blaedow, Susan L
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-915-002

CRN: 11311
Tuition/fee: $308.30
Seats Open: 9
Instructor: Brady, Julie A
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-915-003

CRN: 11312
Tuition/fee: $308.30
Seats Open: 10
Instructor: Blaedow, Susan L
Registration Restriction
Dates: 10/23/17-11/13/17
Days: Monday Wednesday
Times: 08:00am-11:50am
Room: S114

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Dates: 10/23/17-12/04/17
Days:
Times: 12:00am-12:00am
Room: HYBR

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Dates: 11/15/17-12/04/17
Days: Monday Wednesday
Times: 12:30pm-04:20pm
Room: S114

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531-916 Paramedic Cardiology

This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a cardiovascular complaint.

Course Credits

4

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-916-001

CRN: 11313
Tuition/fee: $632.60
Seats Open: 12
Instructor: Blaedow, Susan L
Registration Restriction
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Offering number: 531-916-003

CRN: 11314
Tuition/fee: $632.60
Seats Open: 10
Instructor: Blaedow, Susan L
Registration Restriction
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531-917 Paramedic Clinical/Field 1

This course provides the student with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in field and health care environment experiences with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or approved preceptors. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in formal high-fidelity human patient simulator experiences as a part of this course.

Course Credits

3

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-917-001

CRN: 10571
Tuition/fee: $401.10
Seats Open: 22
Instructor: Curtis, Janet E
Registration Restriction
Dates: 09/14/17-12/31/17
Days:
Times: 12:00am-12:00am
Room: SITESITE

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531-919 Paramedic Medical Emergencies

This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a medical complaint.

Course Credits

4

Sections this Semester

Offering number: 531-919-001

CRN: 11575
Tuition/fee: $565.10
Seats Open: 10
Instructor: Brady, Julie A
Registration Restriction
Dates: 12/04/17-01/10/18
Days: Monday Wednesday Thursday
Times: 05:00pm-09:50pm
Room: S114

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