Cowley College

Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

EMS Educator Program

EMS Instructor Coordinator

(EMS 5247- 6 credit hours)

Controlling Purpose
This course is designed to help the student increase his or her knowledge concerning the instruction and coordination of EMS initial courses of instruction and continuing education programs. This course meets the requirements of the Kansas Board of EMS to gain certification as an Instructor/Coordinator, and is modeled on the National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors as developed by the NAEMSE for NHTSA. At the completion of the course, the student-instructor will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors appropriate for an entry level Instructor/Coordinator.

Learner Outcomes
The goal of the EMS Instructor/Coordinator course is to produce competent, entry level Instructor/Coordinators to serve in career and volunteer positions in the United States.

At the completion of the program, the student-instructor will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate information relative to his or her role as an entry level Instructor/Coordinator.

At the completion of the program, the student-instructor will demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role as an entry level Instructor/Coordinator in the United States.

At the completion of the program, the student-instructor will demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry level Instructor/Coordinator.

Location of Class
This class will primarily be taught in the hybrid format with some offerings at one or more of the many Cowley locations. Instructors will both have an academic knowledge of EMS instruction and be active, successful EMS instructors.

Online Learning
Many think, simply because a class is offered online, that it will be easier and will not require much work. This thought is somewhat inaccurate and we want all to know about the online learning environment. This challenging class will have reading assignments from a standard textbook. Students are then expected to enter the online class environment (at least five times each week) to actively participate in instructor-guided discussion, complete homework, quizzes, short papers, and examinations. This format provides an opportunity for discussion, instructor clarification of the reading (as needed) and a Socratic dialogue between all in the course.

There is may be a requirement for students to meet at the college, even if it is taught online.

The platform used by Cowley College for online classes is Blackboard. It is strongly advised that you complete the orientation for the class and become very familiar with Blackboard before the class formally begins.

If you are a dedicated and self-motivated student, this online format could be for you.

This class will be offered when the need arises.

Entrance into Class
There are several prerequisites for this course. Contact Cowley EMS Educationfor details.

Healthcare Education Statement
The dominant accrediting body for healthcare organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), mandated criminal record checks be performed on persons having any opportunity for patient interaction at its accredited hospitals. This

includes volunteers, faculty and EMS students. A criminal record check that reveals certain crimes could result in a situation where the EMS student cannot participate in clinical rotations at a healthcare facility. As such, this student could not successfully complete the class.

At the present time, this policy will not affect students who take this class because they do not participate in clinicals at a hospital.

For more information on background checks, click here.

For information on how to enroll online, click here.