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Health Science: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Science Diploma (Emergency Medical Science)

A program that prepares graduates to enter the workforce as Emergency Medical Technicians or Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians. The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, and hospital/field internships. 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. 

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Anatomy and Physiology I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
EMT

Credit Hours: 

8.00
Orientation to Health Careers

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Survey of Medical Terminology

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Spring Semester

Anatomy and Physiology II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Intermediate Intervention

Credit Hours: 

3.00
EMS Clinical Practicum I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
General Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 40