Paramedic Studies (AAS Degree)

 

The Paramedic Science program is designed to prepare students to enter the paramedic profession by providing them with the knowledge and skills which can be used to enter the paramedic field.
 

 

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 Minimum Credits Required: 65
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Degree Information

What courses will I need to take?

General Education Requirements (18 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 (5) or higher (3).

College Mathematics

3-5

Arts/Humanities (3 credits)

 

 

One course.

 

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses from different disciplines.

 

6

Degree Core Requirements (47 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

EMS 262

Certified Emergency Paramedic

47

What will I learn?

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Fully meet the requirements to gain state approved certification as outlined by the current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Standards Exam.
  • Fully meet the requirements to gain the basic life support requirement for firefighter I & II state certification.
  • Fully meet the requirements to gain the advanced life support requirements for the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Develop effective written communication skills consistent with Emergency Medical Services and related professional environments.
  • Develop the ability to retrieve, evaluate, and use information appropriately by using library resources, information technology, analytical tools, and the scientific method to predict and control fire problems and advance knowledge of emergency medical services.
  • Use knowledge of other cultures, politics, ethics, and human rights to positively impact the community, work place, and the physical environment around us.

How will my placement test scores affect my course sequence?

Depending on your English and/or Math placement scores, you may be required to take an additional course or courses that will increase the posted estimated timeline. Placement tests are given to students to determine their specific knowledge or proficiency in math and English, for the purpose of assigning them to the appropriate courses. Test scores are valid for two years. Students can also use their ACT or SAT scores to place them into math and English courses.

Tracks based on current degree minimum requirements for English and Math.
 

English/Reading

Track 1:

ENG 095
ENG 099 + RDG 099
ENG 101
ENG 102

Track 2:

ENG 095
RDG 099
ENG 101A  (combines ENG 099 + ENG 101)
ENG 102

 

Math

Track 1:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 097
MAT 142

Track 2:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 140 (combines MAT 097 + MAT 142)


Work with an advisor to ensure completion of your pathway in a timely manner.