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2021-2022 Catalog 
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Emergency Medical Services Technology, A.S.

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Banner Code: EMSA

Associate in Science

(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

  1. Students will perform patient care procedures within their defined scope of practice during the clinical setting.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315, 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 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.

ACLS and PALS will be included as part of the second semester and must be successfully completed to receive credit for EMS 2272C  - Paramedic 2.

PHTLS and AMLS will be included as part of the course schedule for the third semester and must be successfully completed to receive credit for EMS 2273C - Paramedic III .

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.

First Year

Second Semester: 13 Credit Hours


**BSC 2085  with lab and BSC 2086  with lab may be substituted for BSC 2084C .

Second Year

First Semester: 14 Credit Hours

Second Semester: 16 Credit Hours

Emergency Medical Services Technology A.S. Total 73 Credit Hours

Program Notes:

  • Courses marked with a * may be taken anytime in the program.
  • Courses marked with ** repeat with different topics. 
  • Students may repeat EMS 1930C  for two credits.

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