2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Emergency Medical Science (AAS) A45340

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

The bridging option offers credentialed EMT-Paramedics 44 hours of Advanced Placement credit. The remaining course work to complete the AAS in Emergency Medical Science requires 32 additional semester hours of course-work as outlined.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I
3
3

4

BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3

4

EMS 140Rescue Scene Management
1
3

2

EMS 235EMS Management
2
0

2

EMS 280EMS Bridging Course
2
2

3

Total Major Hours: 15

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

or

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

ART 114Art History Survey I
3
0

3

ART 115Art History Survey II
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

ENG 231American Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 241British Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 261World Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 262World Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 273African-American Literature
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 170The Holocaust
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

REL 221Religion in America
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

or

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 111General Biology I
3
3

4

Total General Education Hours: 17

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 76

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I
3
3

4

EMS 140Rescue Scene Management
1
3

2

EMS 235EMS Management
2
0

2

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
8
15

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3

4

EMS 280EMS Bridging Course
2
2

3

 

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

or

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

 

BIO 111General Biology I
3
3

4

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
14
8
17

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 76