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College of Health Sciences

Associate in Science

Emergency Medical Services

EMS-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Glenn Davis, Program Administrator and Curriculum Coordinator, 727-341-3656 or 3680
Dr. Richard Flora, Dean

Program Summary

The AS degree is available to certified paramedics with transferable credit. The paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1351090402:

Federal CIP Code

51.0904: Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).


Admission Rules

General Education and Support courses do not have to be taken in the order listed. Candidates will also complete the Health Programs Application form. Please see a student support specialist at HEC (see https://go.spcollege.edu/HealthAdvising/).

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Psychology (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social and Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
General Psychology
3
Honors General Psychology
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Complete 4 credits

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
4

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement (Complete 1 credit)

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
Basic Computer and Information Literacy
1
Computer Applications
3
Computer and Information Technology Concepts
3
Introduction to Educational Technology
3
Apple Macintosh Foundations
1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
1st Term in Program (Complete 12 credits)

Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care
6
Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care Lab
2
Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care Clinical Experience
2
EMT Field Internship
2

MAJOR CORE COURSES
2rd Term in Program (Complete 15 credits)

Paramedic Theory I
8
Paramedic Laboratory I
4
Paramedic Clinical I
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
3rd Term in Program (Complete 16 credits)

Paramedic Theory II
8
Paramedic Laboratory II
4
Paramedic Clinical II
4

MAJOR CORE COURSES
4th Term in Program (Complete 7 credits)

Paramedic Field Internship
7

1 This course is a prerequisite or co-requisite with EMS 2601/L and must be taken with or before any EMS 2000 level course. BSC 2085/L and BSC 2086/L may be substituted for BSC 1084C.

73
Total Credits