Emergency Medical Services - Associate of Applied Science
Students wishing to graduate with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services will need to complete a minimum of 69-70 credits and this is only an additional 16-17 credits above those required for the Paramedic Certificate. The Core and Related Requirements can be completed before, during, or after the Technical Requirements.
Students may take the general education courses for the associate of applied science at any time; however, courses listed in the "Technical Program Requirements" section (which are common to both the associate degree and certificate programs) must be taken in the prescribed sequence. In order to progress through the program, students must meet specific departmental grading criteria in every course taken. This portion of the curriculum must be completed within a three-year period. Thus, those opting to study on a part-time basis are advised to plan carefully in order to take courses in the correct sequence.
Applications for the Paramedic program may be requested directly from the EMS office (room DASR 220, telephone 575-527-7645).
To graduate with a certificate or an associate degree, students must earn a C or better in all required departmental and non-departmental courses.
Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 69-70 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
|Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 2||12-14|
|This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, III, and IV; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.|
Area I: Communications
Select one Communications Course from the following:
|Rhetoric and Composition 3||4|
|Technical and Scientific Communication||3|
|Principles of Human Communication||3|
Area II: Mathematics
or MATH 210G
Area III: Laboratory Science
Select one Science Course from the followng:
|Introduction to Computer Science||4|
|Principles and Applications of Chemistry||4|
|Contemporary Problems in Biology||4|
and Human Biology Laboratory
|The Great Ideas of Physics||4|
|General Physics for Life Sciences I|
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
|Introduction to Psychology 3||3|
or SOC 101G
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
|General Education Elective 2||3|
|BMGT 140||Principles of Supervision I||3|
|AHS 120||Medical Terminology||3|
|or HIT 150||Introduction to Medical Terminology|
|OEEM 201||Human Pathophysiology 2||3|
|OEEM 202||EMT-Paramedic Respiratory Emergencies||3|
|OEEM 203||EMT-Paramedic Trauma Emergencies||3|
|OEEM 206||Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care 2||3|
|OEEM 207||Introduction to Pharmacology 2||3|
|OEEM 210||Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation||3|
|OEEM 212||EMT-Paramedic Cardiovascular Emergencies||3|
|OEEM 213||EMT-Paramedic: Medical Emergencies I||3|
|OEEM 214||EMT--Paramedic: Medical Environmental Emergencies II||3|
|OEEM 216||EMT-Paramedic: Reproductive and Childhood Emergencies||3|
|OEEM 230||EMT-Paramedic Clinical Experience I||3|
|OEEM 231||EMT-Paramedic Clinical Experience II||3|
|OEEM 240||EMT-Paramedic Field Experience I||3|
|OEEM 241||EMT-Paramedic Field Experience II||3|
|OEEM 242||EMT-Paramedic Field Internship||3|
|OEEM 243||EMT-Paramedic Preparation for Practice||2|
Each course selected must be from a different area and students cannot take multiple courses in the same area.
See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.
Courses are required for admission to Paramedic program.