AAS Emergency Medical Services (2538)

(73 Term Hours)

Program Goal:

To prepare students who have gained competency in the technical institute's Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) in Basic Emergency Medical Technology and the Paramedic Certificate to acquire an associate in applied science degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The EMS degree is designed to provide a career option that includes work in an administrative, advanced clinical or educational setting. Workplace environments for degree completers include: EMS services, hospital emergency departments, industrial health and safety departments, and public safety agencies.

This is an articulated program between Manatee Technical Institute (MTI), Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). Students who have completed the Basic Emergency Technician ATD, consisting of 250 hours, at MTI or SCTI, and the required general academic courses and the emergency medical services core courses at SCF, will be awarded an associate in applied science degree.

Program Entrance Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, the student must:

1. Present copies of the ATD and certificates of completion to the SCF Director of Career and Technical Education
2. Complete 15 term hours of the general academic courses listed below with a grade of "C" or better.

General Academic Courses**

Course Description

Term Hours

Enc 1101 Written Communication I 3
SPC 1600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
MAT 1033+ Intermediate Algebra 3
Humanities Choose from Area IV, A.A.S. 3
Behav. Sci. Choose from Area III, A.A.S. 3
BSC 2085C Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 0
  Total 19


Emergency Medical Services Core Courses 

Course Description Term Hours
BSC 2086C Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BSC 2086L Anatomy and Physiology Lab 0
EMT ATD Certificate 11
Paramedic Certificate 39

Program Co-Directors

Judith Bodenweiser, Chair, Natural Science                           Dr. Idelia Phillips,Director, Career & Technical Education
941-752-5341, Bradenton                                                           941-752-5218, Bradenton
941-408-1300, ext. 65341 Venice                                             941-408-1300, ext. 65218, Venice                                                            

** A grade of "C" or better must be attained for the courses meeting general education requirements for this degree.

+ Students may elect to earn an SCF A.S. degree if they complete a Gordon Rule mathematics course in place of the A.A.S. degree program's minimum mathematics requirement.


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