police and paramedics loading a boy on a stretcher into an ambulance

Emergency Medical Services

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program will be able to:

  1. Evaluate for and address potential hazards to the patient(s), civilians, and emergency management team during an emergency.
  2. Access and utilize knowledge necessary to conduct a patient evaluation and administer emergency treatment short of those rendered by advanced life support personnel.
  3. Effectively operate and care for equipment used in emergency patient care.
  4. Operate as an emergency service provider using sound judgment; applying rationality, self-awareness, critical thinking and discipline in responding to emergency situations.
  5. Communicate essential continuing patient care information to advanced life support personnel.

*EMS program outcomes are approved by the EMS Advisory Committee, March 1, 2017.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge and Core Abilities Outcomes

General Education at Pierce College prepares graduates to live and work in a dynamically changing world by emphasizing whole student development through fundamental areas of knowledge and the college five core abilities.