Academic Programs


Program of Study:EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC
Degree:A.A.S. DEGREE IN PREHOSPITAL MEDICINE. (HEGIS Code 5299)


Description:
This two-year associate in applied science degree program is intended for students interested in preparing for the highest level of emergency medical services care - the Paramedic.

The program is a very structured curriculum which includes classroom, hospital clinical hours, and field internships. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the New York State Health Department certification examination as EMT - Paramedic.

Students interested n the degree should contact the program coordinator to discuss the requirements for admission to the program.
    Distribution Requirements
    Credit Hours
    HUMANITIES: 6 Credit Hours
    ENG 101 College Composition OR
    ENG 200 Advanced Composition
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE*
    3
    Total
    6
    LIBERAL ARTS: 3 Credit Hours
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE**
    3
    Total
    3
    GENERAL ELECTIVES: 6 Credit Hours
    GENERAL ELECTIVES***
    6
    Total
    6
    SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE: 6 Credit Hours
    SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE
    6
    Total
    6
    MATHEMATICS/NATURAL SCIENCES: 3-4 Credit Hours
    MATHEMATICS/NATURAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE
    3-4
    Total
    3-4
    PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATION REQUIRED COURSES: 37 Credit Hours
    EMS 171 Critical Trauma Care
    1
    EMS 236 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    1
    EMS 239 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience I
    3
    EMS 240 Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience II
    4
    EMS 246 Advanced Pediatric Care
    1
    EMS 270 Introduction to Paramedicine
    12
    EMS 271 Medical Care in Paramedicine
    8
    EMS 272 Advanced Trauma Issues in Paramedicine
    7
    Total
    37
    PUBLIC SAFETY COURSES: 2.5 Credit Hours
    PST 130 Public Safety Incident Management
    1
    PST 132 Command Post Operations
    1
    PST 113 Hazardous Materials: First Responder Operations OR EMS 113 Hazardous Materials Operations
    .5
    Total
    2.5
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION: 2 Credit Hours
    Physical/Health Education
    2
    Total
    2
    TOTAL CREDITS
    65.5-66.5

*Speech/Communications (SPT) course recommended.

**Liberal Arts electives are any humanities, math, social science or natural science courses.

***Any credit bearing course of student's choice. Recommended: science courses, management or other courses to meet personal or career goals.



Updated: 09/06/2002

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