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Emergency Medical Services

Degree Program

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 EMS Graduate Photocompletion 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.


The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients. The Paramedic’s scope of practice includes invasive procedures and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Paramedic education represents the highest level of out-of-hospital care. Graduates of the Paramedic Certificate Program are encouraged to take the additional prescribed college courses in order to complete the Associate of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services.

How to Apply

Returning Darton AEMT “Certificate” graduate

Transfer Student

EMS Degree (0367)
Required Courses Course Name Sem. Hrs.
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
CISM 1100 Computer Concepts/Software Application 2
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 General Psychology 3
Area C Choose one from Humanities/Fine Arts 3

* Oral Communication requirement may be met by completion of other communication courses. See Core Curriculum, Area B

** CISM 2201 may be used in place of CISM 1100.

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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: Elaine Hambric.

Last Update: June 29, 2016 8:36 AM

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