Curriculum and Requirements
The purpose of this program is to prepare students to provide advanced prehospital emergency care as a paramedic. Instruction includes the knowledge and skills required to function under the direction of a physician, either directly or by written procedures. Students who wish to transfer any credits from this program to another institution must accept the responsibility for securing approval from that institution.
Program Code: AS-EMS
- ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 cr.
- EMS 1119 - Emergency Medical Technology 4 cr.
- EMS 1119L - Emergency Medical Technology Laboratory 2.5 cr.
- EMS 1431 - Emergency Medical Technology Clinical 1.5 cr.
- PHI 1630 - Applied Ethics 3 cr.
- HSC 2531 - Medical Terminology 3 cr.
- HSC 1101 - Perspectives of Health and Wellness 3 cr.
- Elective Area I, II, III, IV or V * 2 cr.
- CGS 1100 - Microcomputer Applications 3 cr.
- PSY 1012 - Introduction to Psychology 3 cr.
- BSC 1020 - Human Biology 3 cr.
- Any Area III Mathematics course listed in the Associate in Science Degree Program Requirements.
A grade of “C” or higher in EMS 1119, EMS 1119L and HSC 2531 and a grade of “Pass” in EMS 1431 must be earned in order to continue in the program.
Students who wish to continue to the sophomore year first must be accepted for admission by the Admissions Committee for Health Programs. (See Paramedic Certificate Program for further information.)
*See Associate in Science General Education Requirements
Total Hours: 34
- EMS 2620 - Paramedics I 9 cr.
- EMS 2620L - Paramedics I Laboratory 2.5 cr.
- EMS 2621 - Paramedics Clinical I 2 cr.
- EMS 2622 - Paramedics II 7 cr.
- EMS 2622L - Paramedics II Laboratory 2 cr.
- EMS 2623 - Paramedics Clinical II 4.5 cr.
- EMS 2624 - Paramedics III 4 cr.
- EMS 2624L - Paramedics III Laboratory 1.5 cr.
- EMS 2625 - Paramedic Internship 6.5 cr.
Upon successful completion of the sophomore year (Paramedic Certificate program ) and successful completion of a final comprehensive written and practical skills examination, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the State of Florida Paramedic certification exam or the National Registry exam.
Upon acceptance and enrollment into this program, EMTs will receive 11 advanced college credit semester hours based on emergency medical technician education and paramedics will receive 42 advanced college credit semester hours based on paramedic education, for the Associate in Science in Emergency Medical Services program only.
*Courses include computer competencies.