No. of Credits: 60
Contact: L. Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division; J. Gosford, Program Coordinator
The Emergency Medical Services Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students to provide emergency pre-hospital medical care to those who have sustained potentially life- threatening illnesses and injuries. Instruction includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical training in a variety of pre-hospital and hospital settings. This program follows the National Education Standards developed by the United States Department of Transportation. Graduates are employed in settings associated with emergent patient care such as hospitals, emergency and urgent care centers, fire and rescue squads, ambulance services agencies, and similar organizations. Students are required to provide proof of immunization status, a completed health form, a criminal background check, andd a negative drug screen at the student’s expense.
Students may be required to provide proof of current health insurance at their own cost upon notice. Students must hold current paramedic certification for entry into this program. Students entering this program with an EMT-I or EMT-P earned through another institution may be required to take a transition course.
This may be a competitive admissions program determined by student/instructor ratios and clinical space available. A major objective of practicum experience is to apply classroom theory to the work environment. A grade of “C” or better is required in all program courses.
This program has been designated as a Health Manpower Shortage program. For more information contact the Admissions Department.
The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Contact the program coordinator.