Emergency Medical Services
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
This major is a 71-credit, two-calendar-year program that exceeds the College's core requirements for an associate of applied science degree. Extensive classroom, laboratory, and clinical/field experience prepare the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician examination and become certified as an EMT-Paramedic. Emergency Medical Service courses meet or exceed the National EMS Education Standards for Paramedic as prescribed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition to Emergency Medical Service courses, students complete directed health electives to support, develop, and/or enhance their role as public safety and health care providers. A scholarly written presentation will be completed in the final semester to synthesize, analyze, and develop solutions to a pre-hospital health care issue or problem.
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About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics was $31,020 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,180, and the top 10 percent earned more than $53,550.
Industries with the highest level of employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services||113,470||$14.97||$31,140|
|Local Government (OES Designation)||68,700||$18.89||$39,300|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||38,710||$16.77||$34,880|
|Other Support Services||2,230||$15.34||$31,900|
|Offices of Physicians||1,630||$16.52||$34,350|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Special Admissions Requirement
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
A field uniform is required for ambulance rotations and a clinical uniform is required for hospital rotations. Adherence to a dress code is required for safety reasons in addition to compliance with field and clinical affiliate sites requirements. Manufacturers and vendor information can be obtained from the program office upon admission into the major. See the complete list.
Some items are available for purchase through The College Store.
Notice of Conviction
Notice of Conviction via the College Catalog.
Paramedic Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.