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Emergency Medical Science Degree

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce.

Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.

A45340
Day/Evening/Online/Full-Time

Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
EMS-110 - EMT 8
MED-120 - Survey of Medical Terminology 2
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 3
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
HSC-110 - Orientation to Health Careers 1
Total Credit Hours 19

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
EMS-122 - EMS Clinical Practicum I 1
EMS-130 - Pharmacology 4
EMS-131 - Advanced Airway Management 2
EMS-140 - Rescue Scene Management 2
EMS-160 - Cardiology I 2
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Total Credit Hours 11

Summer Semester

Course Credits
EMS-221 - EMS Clinical Practicum II 2
EMS-220 - Cardiology II 3
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours 11

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
EMS-231 - EMS Clinical Practicum III 3
EMS-250 - Medical Emergencies 4
EMS-260 - Trauma Emergencies 2
EMS-270 - Life Span Emergencies 3
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
EMS-125 - EMS Instructor Methodology 2
EMS-235 - EMS Management 2
EMS-240 - Patients With Special Challenges 2
EMS-241 - EMS Clinical Practicum IV 4
EMS-285 - EMS Capstone 2
Total Credit Hours 12

The following courses may be taken prior to acceptance into the program:

BIO 163; ENG 111; ENG 112; HSC 110; MAT 143; PHI 240; PSY 150