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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services, AAS

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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.

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Student Learning Outcomes:

Contact the program coordinator.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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