Mission & Goals


Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

The ACC Emergency Medical Services Professions Program prepares entry-level medics through comprehensive, professional, and patient-focused healthcare education that reflects the needs of our community.

Teaching Philosophy

The ACC EMS Professions Program prepares students to care for people in the out-of hospital setting. The primary focus of the educational process is on developing students’ skills to make clinical assessments upon which to base treatment plans. While a large part of the curriculum focuses on preparing students with the skills to care for patients in a medical crisis, it is equally important to recognize that the majority of what EMS does on a day-to-day basis is help people who are not in life-threatening situations. The ACC EMS Professions Program expects students to embrace this aspect of the profession by showing respect and compassion for every person they encounter during, and following, their education.

Program Goals

EMS Professions classes are fun, active, challenging, fast-paced courses designed for the adult learner. These courses are not your typical college classes. Students are expected to spend a large amount of time outside of class studying, practicing skills, and applying the material that is presented in class.

Classes are typically team taught by certified instructors who are active participants in EMS. Lead Instructors are responsible for preparing and delivering lectures, and Skills Instructors help the students master the various skills presented in the class. Students work in a collaborative environment designed to help them stay motivated and excited about the profession.

Graduates of the program should have a working knowledge of:

  • Human anatomy
  • Basic human physiology
  • Basic psychological information such as dealing with job stress, stages of grief, dealing with difficult patients, etc.
  • Patient assessment
  • Kinematics
  • Trauma
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Metabolic/Endocrine emergencies
  • Toxicological emergencies
  • Special populations such as pediatric and geriatric patients
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Disaster response, Incident Command, Triage, HAZMAT
  • Bandaging techniques
  • Splinting techniques
  • Oxygen administration techniques
  • Basic medication administration techniques
  • Spinal motion restriction techniques
  • Patient lifting and moving techniques
  • Traction splinting techniques
  • Vital sign assessment techniques
  • And much, much more…

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EMS Professions Updates

  • COVID-19 Update for EMSP Students

    As is the case globally, the coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard, from our graduates and colleagues in the field to the students currently matriculating. In response to the situation, the EMSP program is working to transition as much as possible online and virtually.

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  • NEW Application Submission Process During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Due to public safety concerns, applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Effective immediately, applicants for all Health Sciences programs except Associate Degree Nursing, Mobility Nursing, RN-to-BSN, and Sonography should follow these instructions when submitting their application and supporting documents:

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  • The ACC Early Alert Referral System

    The ACC Early Alert Referral System (EARS) is a new resource hub for ACC students seeking assistance with Academics, Health Care, Child and Family Care, Mental Health, Transportation, Civil Rights, Food Assistance, and more. Click here to visit the website.

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