A.A.S. Emergency Medical Services

Associate of Applied Science – Emergency Medical Services

Why a Degree?

A college degree demonstrates that you are well-rounded individual, and it provides you with skill sets required to advance in administration and management. A degree requires classes outside the technical scope of EMS, such as multicultural studies, technical writing and public speaking. A course in EMS supervision/management helps students understand legalities, budget planning and leadership issues within EMS administration.

EMS is a rapidly developing and expanding industry. Currently, some services offer incentive pay for a degree. Promotion to chief and assistant chief positions usually requires a degree, and this trend is expected to continue. A degree might also be useful to transition out of prehospital care in the future.

Helpful Hints

We are more than happy to help you evaluate the best options for your personal situation and goals. Julianne Duncan (Program Director) is available to help your educational planning.

Need us to look at a transcript and tell you what classes you still need to complete the degree? No problem. What if you took your EMT training years ago when it was noncredit? We can help you with that too. Some non-EMS classes have an option to test out. The College may give credit for military service (see CollegeCreditForHeroes.org to get started). An advisor can help you with these and other issues or questions.

Suggested Study Plan

Below is the Suggested Study Plan as found the in the 2015-2016 College Catalog. Other than EMS classes which have co-requisites this schedule may be manipulated to fit your life.

Semester 1

Course SCH
EMSP 1501 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-BASIC (2 sections per semester) 5
EMSP 1160 CLINICAL-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN 1
BIOL 2401 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY PART I 4
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3

Semester 2

Course SCH
EMSP 1338 INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED PRACTICE (offered in Fall only) 3
EMSP 1355 TRAUMA MANAGEMENT (Fall only) 3
EMSP 2168 PRACTICUM/FIELD EXPERIENCE- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/ TECHNICIAN I (Fall only) 1
BIOL 2402 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY PART II 4
SOCI 2319 OR PSYC 2314

MULTICULTURAL STUDIES

OR LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT

3

Semester 3

Course SCH
EMSP 2306 EMERGENCY PHARMACOLOGY (Spring only) 3
EMSP 2444 CARDIOLOGY (Spring only) 4
EMSP 2461 CLINICAL-EMERGENCY MEDICAL EMT PARAMEDIC (Spring only) 4
EMSP 2434 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (Spring only) 4

SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1318

PUBLIC SPEAKING or INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3

Semester 4

Course SCH
EMSP 2330 SPECIAL POPULATIONS (must matriculate from Spring cohort) 3
EMSP 2143 ASSESSMENT-BASED MANAGEMENT (must matriculate from Spring cohort) 1
EMSP 2169 PRACTICUM/FIELD EXPERIENCE--EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN II (must matriculate from Spring cohort) 2
EMSP 2135 AHA ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) 1
ENGL 2311 TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS WRITING 3
PSYC 2301 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
ELECTIVE HUMANITIES 3

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