Emergency Medical Services

students using medical equipment

Transform Ambitions into Achievement

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are usually the first healthcare professionals on the scene of an accident or called to assist someone with a sudden, serious illness. It is their job to provide immediate care to the ill and injured. Employment and volunteer opportunities are available with rescue squads, fire departments, emergency rooms and private industry. There are different levels of training and practice. Job function and salary depend on the credential obtained.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

The curriculum is designed to develop the competencies needed to prepare the student to achieve National Registry Paramedic Certification (NRP).

Length
Two Years
Credits
65
Locations
Medical Education
Curriculum Details

Why Emergency Medical Services at NOVA?

Qualified EMS Faculty

You’ll learn from NOVA faculty who have qualifications, experience and expertise in the EMS field. They’re also supportive, accessible, and responsive and will help you prepare to teach. 

Skill-Building EMS Courses

You’ll take courses in NOVA’s EMS program that will give you the knowledge, skills and competencies you need to start on your path to a bachelor’s degree and a future teaching career.

Affordable EMS Programs

You’ll receive an affordable EMS degree or certificate. You may even qualify for NOVA scholarships to offset the cost of tuition and fees.

Program Details

Information Session

The first step to beginning EMS career training at NOVA/MEC is to obtain the mandatory Information Session from the EMS Program Office.

 

EMS Lab Guidelines and Information

The mission of the Emergency Medical Services Lab (EMSL) is to provide students in the emergency services field with the tools and equipment necessary to become successful in their learning experience.

Contact Information

Medical Education Campus
Wanda Gardner

CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
727.210.2350
9355 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

CoAEMSP
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445

More Program Details and Resources

Accreditations

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Career Outcomes

Employment and volunteer opportunities are available with rescue squads, fire departments, emergency rooms and private industry. There are different levels of training and practice. Job function and salary depend on the credential obtained.

Credits and
Transfer Info

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning (CPL) generally refers to the process of granting college credit for learning gained in nontraditional ways, including but not limited to: certifications, AP or IB exams, military training, or life experience.

Transferring

Learn more about possible transfer opportunities associated with this program of study. Students interested in transferring should contact an advisor or counselor to further discuss their plans.

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