The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services degree offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with the challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in Emergency Medical Services. This 73-credit hour degree provides students the opportunity to obtain certifications to be able to work in Emergency Medical Services. Upon completion of the 12-credit hour EMS 1158C course students are eligible to sit for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) National Certification Exam. Upon passing the exam students are eligible to work as first responders. Upon completion of 42-credit hours of course work at the Paramedic level, students are able to sit for the National Paramedic Exam and upon passing the exam work as a paramedic. Completion of the degree provides students additional knowledge to assume leadership roles in Emergency Medical Services and prepare them to continue their education.

General Education Requirements (19 credits)
  • BSC 1086 – Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credits) (BSC 1085 is a pre-requisite for BSC 1086, and is included in the Paramedic course work listed below).
  • BSC 1086L – Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1 credit) (BSC 1085L is a pre-requisite for BSC 1086L, and is included in the Paramedic course work listed below).
  • ENC 1101 – English Composition (3 credits)
  • MAC 1105 – College Algebra (3 credits)
  • PHI 2010 – Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
  • PSY 2012 – General Psychology (3 credits)
  • SLS 1101 – Preparing for Student Success OR CGS 1100 Introduction to Computer Applications
    (3 credits)
Emergency Medical Technician Requirements (12 credits)

*See Below

Paramedic Courses* (42 credits)

*See Below

Total Credit Hours Required: 73
College Success Competency

SLS 1101 or students may test out of the college success competency by passing an approved competency assessment.

*Students are required to possess a valid EMT certification in order to register for Paramedic courses.

The courses listed above are only a guide. Following these tracks does not guarantee admission into a university. Course requirements may change each year. You are responsible and encouraged to work closely with your advisor.

Program Costs

General Education (19 credits) In-state Out-of-state
Tuition  $2,075.18 $8,335.87
Fees  $55.00 $55.00
Books $675.00 $675.00
Total General Education $2,805.18 $9,065.87
EMT-Basic Total $2,251.89 $6,206.01
Paramedic Total $6,305.24 $20,144.66
AS in EMS Total $11,362.31 $35,416.54

*This is an estimated cost of the program. Fees do not include the cost of required vaccinations, health screening or basic life support certification. For more detail regarding EMT and Paramedic fees please see the program specific information page.