Certified Clinical Medical Assistant(CCMA), Phlebotomy, and Electrocardiogram(EGC) are a cohort of three courses designed to be taken consecutively to provide a comprehensive medical training program that prepares medical assistant students to perform patient clinical skills that are in high demand in today's healthcare setting. Each course is a classroom lecture and lab that meets twice a week during the evening. The total duration of the three course cohort is 27 weeks (8 weeks for Phlebotomy, 7 weeks for ECG, and 12 weeks for CCMA).
This 50-hour course is designed to train students to obtain entry-level postilions in the Pharmacy Technician industry. It teaches students basic pharmacology, measurement and calculating techniques, pharmaceutical abbreviations, terminology and classification, preparations of unit dose packaging, preparation and delivery of medications, inventory control, legal and ethical responsibilities, clerical skills, and customer service. Upon completion of the course the student will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam.
A critical patient is one that will die without continuous monitoring and interventions. As a result of recognizing the need for critical care level providers, there is now an endorsement as a Critical Care Paramedic. This course prepares paramedics to provide advanced critical care during inter-facility transports and to deliver invasive care beyond the standard scope of advanced pre-hospital care. The course consist of 150-hour classroom and clinical training, and it is approved by the Tennessee EMS Board.
Emergency Medical Responder
An Emergency Medical Responder is the first medically trained personnel who comes in contact with a patient, and they are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. EMRs are the lowest level of practice for emergency medical service professionals, and their care is needed to save lives by providing immediate aid and intervention for patients before the arrival of EMTs and Paramedics. Upon completion of this 80-hour course, the student will receive a certificate and be prepared to test to become licensed as a National Registry Basic First Responder.
About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. When performed immediately, CPR can double a person's chance of survival. Learn how and become qualified to be a lifesaver. Get hands-on, instructor-led training in one day 8-hour format.
An Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic Refresher Course is offered by DSCC once a year in the Spring term to help meet the CEU requirements of all three levels of EMS for licensure renewal. The class is held in a 12-hour day format from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EMTs will attend two(2) class days for a total of 24 hours, AEMTs will attend three(3) class days for a total of 36 hours, and Paramedics will attend four(4) days for a total of 48 hours. Upon completion of the course the each student will receive a certificate for the appropriate number of CEUs.
At DSCC the department of Continuing Education has partnered with the nursing department to offer a study course to help review for the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam. The ACE Exam is taken by Licensed Practical Nurses in order to gain placement into the Nursing Program.