Emergency Medical Services (EMS), AAS
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in pre-hospital emergency care, such as ambulance, fire department, search and rescue, law enforcement, and volunteer service. Pre-hospital emergency care involves a wide scope of activities such as recognition and management of patients with heart disease, trauma, burns, poisoning, alcohol and drug abuse, childbirth, acute psychiatric disorders, and other medical emergencies. Curricula for all EMS courses are based on the National Standard Curriculum.
Our goal is to prepare competent entry level paramedic/EMTs in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply for testing and certification as a Paramedic through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements
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- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification for one (1) year prior to application deadline.
- Strongly recommend completion of AEMT certificate.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL 1010||Introduction to Writing (EN)||3|
|or ENGL 1010D||Introduction to Writing (EN)|
|ENGL 2010||Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN)||3|
|COMM 2110||Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)||3|
|MATH 1040||Introduction to Statistics (MA) (MATH 1010 pre-requisite for all)||3-4|
|or MATH 1030||Quantitative Reasoning (MA)|
|or MATH 1050||College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)|
& BIOL 2325
and Human Anatomy Lab
& BIOL 2425
and Human Physiology Lab
|Discipline Core Requirements|
|EMS 2101||Introduction to Paramedicine||2|
|EMS 2201||Paramedic: Communications; Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Pediatric Emergencies||3|
|EMS 2301||Pharmacology and ACLS/PEPP Certification Courses||3|
|EMS 2401||Trauma Assessment and Management||3|
|EMS 2420||Paramedic Clinical I||1|
|EMS 2450||Paramedic Field I||3|
|EMS 2501||Medical Emergencies||3|
|EMS 2601||Special Populations in Paramedicine and AMLS and PHTLS Certification||3|
|EMS 2701||EMS Research and Professional Development||3|
|EMS 2720||Paramedic Clinical II||2|
|EMS 2750||Paramedic Field II||3|
|EMS 2801||National Registry Preparation and Testing||3|
|EMS 2820||Paramedic Clinical III||4|
|EMS 2850||Paramedic Field III||3|
|EMS 2950||Paramedic Capstone||3|
- Complete a minimum of 77 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Grade C or higher in each Program Requirement and Discipline Core Requirement course.
- Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
- Complete at least 20 hours of lower division credit from Utah Tech for institutional residency.