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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Emergency Medical Services AS

Emergency Medical Services  (2449)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
This degree program is designed for the student who wishes to increase his/her opportunities in the EMS field.
In addition to the EMT and Paramedic Certificates, students will complete general education courses and electives.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
High school diploma (or equivalent) and College Application submitted to Palm Beach State (

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.

The program is offered on the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
James J. Smith,, (561) 868-3355

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Credits: 15
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  Any course from Humanities - Area II 3
  Any course from Mathematics - Area III 3
PSY2012 General Psychology  
SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
Technical Core Required Courses Credits: 54
EMS1158C Emergency Medical Technician * 12
EMS2620C Paramedic 1 12
EMS2621C Paramedic 2 12
EMS2622C Paramedic 3 5
EMS2658 Paramedic Clinical 3 2
EMS2659 Paramedic Field Internship 1
EMS2664 Paramedic Clinical 1 4
EMS2665 Paramedic Clinical 2 6
Electives - 4 Credits Required Credits: 4
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications 3
EDF2005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
EDP2002 Introduction to Educational Psychology 3
HSC2100 Health Concepts and Strategies 3
HSC2531 Medical Terminology 3
MNA2100 Human Relations in Business 3
MNA2303 Introduction to Public Personnel Management 3
MNA2345 Principles of Supervision 3
POS1041 Introduction to American Government 3
  Any course(s) from Area IV - Natural Sciences  
  Any FFP (Fire Science) College Credit Course  
Total Program Credits: 73
* Students holding current/valid Florida State EMT-Basic certificates may be able to obtain credit for these classes toward the EMS A.S. degree. See Palm Beach State EMT program manager for more information.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Paramedics with an A.S. degree are in demand for educational and supervisory positions.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center
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