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Emergency Medical Science
: Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement. The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 70

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Credit Hours: 

5.00
EMT

Credit Hours: 

8.00
Survey of Medical Terminology

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Spring Semester

Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
EMS Clinical Practicum I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Pharmacology

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Adv Airway Management

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Cardiology I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Cardiology II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
EMS Clinical Practicum II

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Trauma Emergencies

Credit Hours: 

2.00
General Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

EMS Clinical Pract III

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Patients W/Special Challenges

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Fall Semester

Adv Medical Emergencies

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Life Span Emergencies

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Defense Tactics for EMS

Credit Hours: 

2.00

or

EMS Management

Credit Hours: 

2.00

EMS Clinical Practicum IV

Credit Hours: 

4.00
EMS Capstone

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00