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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Code: 1460 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree   Offered through MEC
  Courses Credits
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 Healthcare 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. 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 the fifth semester.

1 NAS 150 is the mandatory anatomy and physiology prerequisite to enter into the Advanced Life Support curriculum. This requirement can be met by any 4-credit anatomy and physiology course, such as BIO 141, NAS 161, or equivalent. However, if students take these courses, 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 fulfilled, 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 Healthcare meets SDV requirement, which must be completed by the 16th credit. Any SDV course is acceptable for this requirement.

3 Students may substitute EMS 209 for HLT 250.

4 See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

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

6 Students are encouraged to take PHI 227.