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.