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Emergency Medical Services

EMS has evolved into a sophisticated system requiring highly specialized training and education. EMS professionals respond to all types of health care emergencies. They are responsible for providing high quality emergency medical care and, as necessary, safe transport to hospitals. These highly skilled and knowledgeable individuals are no longer confined to the traditional public and private ambulance services. The EMS professional is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

Ambulance graphicCareer opportunities are excellent for EMS professionals. Opportunities include but are not limited to: public and private ambulance services, fire departments, law enforcement agencies, physician offices, hospital emergency departments and intensive care units, critical care transport units, and air ambulances.

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The Emergency Medical Services Program is designed to provide instruction at the certificate and associate degree level for the EMS professional. The program is based on the National EMS Education Standard for the EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic. Upon successful completion of the selected program, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry certification exam. After passing the National Registry certification exam, the candidate will then be eligible to apply with the Office of EMS & Trauma for licensure. Upon licensure, the EMS professional is allowed to perform life-saving skills under medical direction as defined by his/her scope of practice.

DSC Paramedic Program Results 2013 2014 2015
Written Exam 91% 100% 90%
Practical Exam 91% 100% 100%
Retention 78.6% 100% 72.7%
Positive Job Placement 100% 100% 100%

EMS Courses listings from the 2015-2016 Catalog

The Health Sciences department is responsible for the information on this page.
To inquire about the Emergency Medical Services program, please contact Email: Patricia Hotz or Email: Rhonda Hunt.
For questions regarding content, or for further information, please contact Email: Gwendolyn Barker.

Last Update: June 28, 2016 1:33 PM

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