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Emergency Medical Services AS

Emergency Medical Services Overview (2449)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-publicsafety.aspx

Program Description

This degree program is designed for the student who wishes to increase his/her opportunities in the EMS field.

In addition to the EMT and Paramedic Certificates, students will complete general education courses and electives.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

High school diploma (or equivalent)

Complete an Application for Admissions, located at  www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/default.aspx.

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part-time.

Location

The program is offered on the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Matt Keeler, Program Director, keelerm@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3355

Alicia Garcia, garciaal@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3355

Employment Opportunities

Paramedics with an A.S. degree are in demand for educational and supervisory positions.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 15)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

Or

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology (AA)

3 Credits

Technical Core Required Courses (Credits: 54)

EMS1158CEmergency Medical Technician (AS)

12 Credits

EMS2620CParamedic 1 (AS)

12 Credits

EMS2621CParamedic 2 (AS)

12 Credits

EMS2622CParamedic 3 (AS)

5 Credits

EMS2658Paramedic Clinical 3 (AS)

2 Credits

EMS2659Paramedic Field Internship (AS)

1 Credit

EMS2664Paramedic Clinical 1 (AS)

4 Credits

EMS2665Paramedic Clinical 2 (AS)

6 Credits

 

Electives - 4 Credits Required

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

EDF2005Introduction to the Teaching Profession (AA)

3 Credits

EDP2002Introduction to Educational Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

HSC2531Medical Terminology (AA)

3 Credits

MNA2100Human Relations In Business (AA)

3 Credits

MNA2345Principles of Supervision (AS)

3 Credits

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

Any course(s) from Area IV Natural Sciences

Any FFP (Fire Science) College Credit Course

Total Credit Hours:4
 

Total Credit Hours: 73

* Students holding current/valid Florida State EMT-Basic certificates may be able to obtain credit for these classes toward the EMS A.S. degree. See Palm Beach State EMT program manager for more information.

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 15)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

Or

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 12)

EMS1158CEmergency Medical Technician (AS)

12 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 4)

SELECT 4 ELECTIVE CREDITS

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 16)

EMS2620CParamedic 1 (AS)

12 Credits

EMS2664Paramedic Clinical 1 (AS)

4 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 18)

EMS2621CParamedic 2 (AS)

12 Credits

EMS2665Paramedic Clinical 2 (AS)

6 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year Two) (Credits: 8)

EMS2622CParamedic 3 (AS)

5 Credits

EMS2658Paramedic Clinical 3 (AS)

2 Credits

EMS2659Paramedic Field Internship (AS)

1 Credit

Total Credit Hours: 73

* Students holding current/valid Florida State EMT-Basic certificates may be able to obtain credit for these classes toward the EMS A.S. degree. See Palm Beach State EMT program manager for more information