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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Code: 1460 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Associate of Applied Science Degree   MEC
  Courses Credits Grade
Two Years
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 7  
EMS 120 EMT-Basic Clinical 1  
EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support 4  
EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition 2  
EMS 155 ALS – Medical Care 4  
EMS 157 ALS – Trauma Care 3  
EMS 159 EMS Special Populations 3  
EMS 170 ALS Internship I (Clinical + Field) 1  
EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II 2  
EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II 1  
EMS 201 EMS Professional Development 3  
EMS 205 Advanced Pathophysiology 4  
EMS 207 Advanced Patient Assessment 3  
EMS 211 Operations 2  
3EMS 213 ALS Skills Development 1  
EMS 216 Paramedic Review 1  
EMS 242 ALS Clinical Internship III 1  
EMS 243 ALS Field Internship III 1  
EMS 244 ALS Clinical Internship IV 2  
EMS 245 ALS Field Internship IV 1  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
5HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems 3  
3HLT 250 Pharmacology 3  
6___ ___    Humanities Elective 3  
1NAS 150 Human Biology 4  
2SDV 101 Orientation to Health Care 1  
4___ Social Science Elective 3  
Total   67  
Total credits for the Emergency Medical Services A.A.S.=67

EMS-prefix courses must be taken in the sequence listed above. General education courses may be taken in any order, but all must be successfully completed, ensuring student eligibility for A.A.S. prior to NREMT-P testing, following fifth semester.

1 NAS 150 Human Biology is the mandatory Anatomy & Physiology pre-requisite to enter into the Advanced Life Support curriculum. This requirement can be met by any 4 credit Anatomy & Physiology course, such as BIO 141, NAS 161 or equivalent. However, if students take these course, they must complete the sequence prior to graduation. Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as met, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student's curriculum.

2 Orientation to Health Care meets SDV requirement, which must be completed by 16th credit. Any SDV course is acceptable for this requirement.

3 HLTH 250 + EMS 213 are equivalent to EMS 209. Students cannot get credit for both this sequence as well as EMS 209.

4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

5 HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems, awards the required computer competencies. Several other 3-credit courses under ITE or related discipline can also meet this requirement.

6 Humanities elective students are encouraged to take PHI 227, Bio-Medical Ethics.