Emergency Medical Services AS
Emergency Medical Services (2449)
Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science
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
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
High school diploma (or equivalent) and College Application submitted to Palm Beach State (www.palmbeachstate.edu/Admissions).
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
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, smithjj@PalmBeachState.edu, (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|
|SYG2000||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Technical Core Required Courses||Credits: 54|
|EMS1158C||Emergency Medical Technician *||12|
|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|
|EDF2005||Introduction to the Teaching Profession||3|
|EDP2002||Introduction to Educational Psychology||3|
|HSC2100||Health Concepts and Strategies||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|
|SELECT 4 ELECTIVE CREDITS|
|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.|
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 www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor.
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.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/