(73 credit hours)
The Associate in Science degree program in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) prepares paramedics for employment as EMS supervisors, coordinators, operations managers, and/or directors of service.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will perform patient care procedures within their defined scope of practice during the clinical setting.
- Students will apply basic knowledge and demonstrate critical thinking skills in order to assess and treat a variety of medical and trauma injuries across the lifespan.
- Students will demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom and clinical environments.
To be officially accepted into this program, a student must:
- have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
- take a placement exam as prescribed by State Board of Education Rule, and
- interview with the program director before formal admission is approved.
This is a limited access program. A student should not assume assured admission until officially notified, in writing, by the EMS Program Coordinator.
Students will comply with FDLE screening standards within clinical agencies for student training. In addition, students will be certified drug free by urinalysis.
PHTLS will be included as part of the course schedule for the first semester and must be successfully completed to receive credit for EMS 2271C - Paramedic 1.
ACLS and PEPP/PALS will be included as part of the second semester and must be successfully completed to receive credit for EMS 2272C - Paramedic 2.
The courses below are presented as a suggested course sequence for this program and must be completed with a C or better. All students are required to complete their class schedules with the assistance of their advisors.