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.