Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer
Enrollment Status: Full-time only

The AAS degree program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

Required Background Screenings

Prior to the first day of classes, you will be required to complete:

  • drug screening,
  • a criminal background check,
  • sex offender registry,
  • child abuse registry, and
  • dependent adult registry.

Failing a drug screening or background check will result in dismissal from the program.

Program Course Note

You must achieve a minimum "C" grade in all courses that are required to complete the program.

Semester 1
EMS201 Emergency Medical Technician 7
ENG105 Composition I [GEN ED] 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- [GEN ED] 3
SOC205 Diversity in America 3
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication [GEN ED] 3

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Total Credits 16
Semester 2
BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- [GEN ED] 3
MAT156 Statistics 3
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology [GEN ED] 3
EMS Electives 6

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Total Credits 16
Semester 3
EMS541 Clinical I 3
EMS619 Airway and Patient Assessment 4
EMS641 Introduction to Paramedicine 3
EMS671 Paramedic Pharmacology/Pathophysiology 3
EMS678 Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic 3

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Total Credits 16
Semester 4
EMS546 Clinical II 3
EMS650 Medical and Psychological Emergencies 4
EMS674 Cardiology for the Paramedic 4
EMS677 Special Populations for the Paramedic 4

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Total Credits 15
Semester 5 – Summer
EMS655 Transition to Paramedic Practice 4

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Total Credits 4
EMS Electives
COM763 Introduction to Professional Writing 3
CRJ285 Physical Conditioning for Public Services 2
EMS114 Emergency Medical Responder 2
FIR139 Fire Fighter I 4
FIR214 Legal Aspects of the Emergency Services 3
FIR300 Principles of Fire and EMS Administration 3

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Nichole Anfinson
Health Education and Services Center 217B
319-296-4010
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Program Coordinator/Advisor

John Cockrell
Health Education and Services Center 217C
319-296-4428
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Dean

Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
319-296-4427
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