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Emergency Medical Science – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A45340

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce.

Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.

 

Paramedic Graduate Outcomes Summary

2014 2015 2016
Attrition 50% 35% 34%
Retention 50% 65% 66%
Pass Rate 100% 84% 100%
Positive Placement 100% 100% 94%

 

 

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
HSC 110 Orientation to Health Careers 1 0 0 1
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
OST 141 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
EMS 110 EMT 6 6 0 8
Total Hours Per Week 13 9 0 16
Spring Semester-1st Year
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
OST 142 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
EMS 122 EMS Clinical Practicum I 0 0 0 1
EMS 130 Pharmacology 3 3 0 4
EMS 131 Advance Airway Management 1 2 0 2
Total Hours Per Week 13 8 0 17
Summer Semester
EMS 160 Cardiology I 1 3 0 2
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II 0 0 6 2
EMS 240 Patients w/Special Challenges 1 2 0 2
Total Hours Per Week 2 5 6 6
Fall Semester-2nd Year
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
EMS 220 Cardiology II 2 3 0 3
EMS 231 Clinical Practicum III 0 0 9 3
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies 3 3 0 4
Total Hours Per Week 11 6 9 16
Spring Semester-2nd Year
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV 0 0 12 4
EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies 1 3 0 2
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies 2 3 0 3
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 1 3 0 2
Total Hours Per Week 7 9 12 14
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 16
MAJOR COURSES 52
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 69