EMS - Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Alvin Community College recognizes the benefits of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) in helping students reach their goals in a more efficient way. Additionally, the College is cognizant of the diverse ways in which students obtain knowledge and skills outside of the traditional classroom setting. The primary goal of PLA is to evaluate a student's knowledge and skill-set to be awarded college credit through alternative pathways such as national and local examinations, industry certifications and work experience, military training, articulation agreements and non-credit mirror course conversion. 

PLA Requirements for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Courses
(Towards AEMT/Paramedic Certificate and AAS)

Any applicant requesting PLA credit for EMS level courses must fully meet the following requirements:
   A. Provide a valid, current, and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) OR National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification 
   

Should an applicant successfully fulfill the above requirements, PLA credit shall be awarded for the following:

Course # Course Name Hours
EMSP 1160 Clinical Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 1
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 5
  TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 6

 

PLA Requirements for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Courses
(Towards Paramedic Certificate and AAS)

Any applicant requesting PLA credit for AEMT level courses must fully meet the following requirements:
   A. provide a Valid, current and active Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) OR National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification.

OR

   B. provide a Valid Certificate of Completion with DSHS Course number from educational institute where completed AEMT course.
  

Should an applicant successfully fulfill the above requirements, PLA credit shall be awarded for the following:

Course # Course Name Hours
EMSP 1361 Clinical I - EMT Paramedic 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 12

 

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