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Emergency Medical Science

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.

Mission 

The mission of the Emergency Medical Science Program is to prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains with an exit point at the Emergency Medical Technician level.

Program Outcomes

 Class of 2020
Retention Rate88.9%
Pass Rate on State Written Exam87.5%
Job Placement87.5%

Rescue Agencies
Fire Departments
Hospitals
Industry
Educational and Government Agencies

EMT
Pharmacology
Advanced Airway Management
Rescue Scene Management
Cardiology I & II
Medical Emergencies
Trauma Emergencies
EMS Instructor Methodology
Patients with Special Challenges
Life Span Emergencies
EMS Capstone
EMS Clinical Practicum I, II, III, & IV

Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their role as a paramedic.
Students will demonstrate the technical proficiency in all the skills necessary to fulfill their role as a paramedic.
Students will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with employer expectations as a paramedic.
Students will prepare for the EMT-P certification exam.

Associated of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science
EMT Basic Certificate