Emergency Medical Services (EMSVS.S.AAS)
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree is designed to augment the skills of the practicing paramedic. Paramedics are challenged with a variety of courses to increase their skill sets in areas of EMS management and out-of-hospital critical care medicine. Students will gain experience from currently practicing paramedics, fire fighters and managers. This degree allows students to capitalize on their paramedic education, positioning themselves for advancement within the fire service. A grade of "C" or better is required in all technical-level courses. Interested students should contact the EMS offices at 937-512-5338 or contact an academic advisor. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.Within the greater Miami Valley area, EMS professionals are hired by fire departments, private EMS and hospitals. These agencies typically hire entry personnel based on the candidate’s state licensures / certifications – not whether the candidate is degreed. The associate degree can provide students with knowledge and skills needed to advance within an EMS career.
The EMT certification course meets the Ohio Division of EMS accreditation standards. The paramedic certification course meets the Ohio Division of EMS and CoAEMSP accreditation standards.