Emergency Medical Services - Associate of Science Degree

Prior to starting this degree, the student must show proof of a clear criminal background check.

Consult with a counselor to develop an appropriate course of study.

Candidates must successfully complete a minimum of 39.00 units of prescribed course work. A minimum grade of "C" must be maintained in all course work related to Emergency Medical Services. A "C" in these courses is considered to be 80% or higher.

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses:

EMS 150Patient Assessment for Paramedics


EMS 151Introduction to EMS for Paramedics


EMS 152Cardiology for the Paramedic


EMS 153Pharmacology for the EMT-Paramedic


EMS 154Emergency Medical Services Theory for the Paramedic


EMS 155Skills Development for Paramedics


EMS 156Clinical Externship for the Paramedic


EMS 157Field Externship for the Paramedic


Total Credit Hours:39.00

Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.

A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:

  • Draw inferences and conclusions that are logical and supported by evidence.
  • Recognize how environments influence opinion, reaction to stress and judgement.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Apply knowledge to analysis of specific problems.
  • Solve problems and makes decisions.