Southern Union State Community College

Continuing Education Programs

The following Non-credit continuing education and community education programs are available through the EMS program:

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Course provides students with concepts related to advanced cardiovascular life support. Content areas include acute myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiovascular pharmacology, electrophysiology, various rhythm disturbances, and techniques of management of cardiovascular emergencies. The course is taught in accordance with national standards and requires specific student competencies. Students successfully completing this course will receive appropriate documentation of course completion.
Course: EMS 266. Advanced Life Support Provider.
Credit: 1 semester hour (16 non- credit contact hours)

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
This course provides students with theory and simulated case studies in pediatric care. Content areas include recognition of pediatric pre-arrest conditions; shock; basic life support; oxygenation and airway control; newborn resuscitation; essentials in pediatric resuscitation; dysrhythmia recognition and management; vascular access; and use of medications. This course is taught in accordance with national standards and requires specific student competencies. Students successfully completing this course will receive appropriate documentation of course completion.
Course: EMS 269 Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Credit: 1 semester hour (16 non- credit contact hours)

ITLS (International Trauma Life Support)
This course provides students with theory and demonstration in advanced trauma care and management. Content areas include mechanism of trauma, trauma assessment, airway -breathing-circulation management, trauma to various portions of the body, multiple system trauma, and load-and-go situations. The course is taught in accordance with national standards and requires specific student competencies. Students successfully completing this course will receive appropriate documentation of course completion.
Course: EMS 267 International Trauma Life Support
Credit: 1 semester hour (16 non- credit contact hours)

CPR
This course of study is an approved American Heart Association program providing instruction in one-and-two rescuer CPR, first aid for choking, pediatric basic life support, automated external defibrillation and special situation for CPR.   Students must complete a registration form and pay fee in business office, no less than 7 days prior to class meeting date. ( No refunds or rescheduling will be allowed within 7 days of course)
Course: 8 non-credit contact hours
Cost: $30.00

24 Hour Basic EMT Refresher Course
This course provides students with theory in review of the current National Standard Training Curriculum (NSTC) for the EMT-Basic. It also serves as a transition or bridge course when a new national curriculum is adopted. This course contains specific content areas as defined by the NSTC. Students are required to complete specific competencies, as outlined by the NSTC, for successful course completion.
Course: EMS 150 EMT- Basic Refresher
Credit: 2 semester hours or 24 contact hours

For more information concerning the programs, related schedules, financial aid costs, or to register, call or email:


Steven A. Simpson, BSBA, NREMT-P
EMS Program Director
Southern Union State Community College
Lafayette Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801

(334) 745-7437, ext. 5533
ssimpson@suscc.edu