Associate of Applied Science: Emergency Medical Services

Students wishing to graduate with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services will need to complete a minimum of 69 credits and this is only an additional 22 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.

(69 credits)

Core Requirements
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
C S 110Computer Literacy 13
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 13
or AHS 116 Math for Health Occupations
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology 13
or SOC 101G Introductory Sociology
Related Requirements
BMGT 140Principles of Supervision I3
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
or HIT 150 Introduction to Medical Terminology
Technical Requirements
OEEM 201Human Pathophysiology 23
OEEM 202EMT-Paramedic Respiratory Emergencies3
OEEM 203EMT-Paramedic Trauma Emergencies3
OEEM 206Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care 23
OEEM 207Introduction to Pharmacology 23
OEEM 210Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation3
OEEM 212EMT-Paramedic Cardiovascular Emergencies3
OEEM 213EMT-Paramedic: Medical Emergencies I3
OEEM 214EMT--Paramedic: Medical Environmental Emergencies II3
OEEM 216EMT-Paramedic: Reproductive and Childhood Emergencies3
OEEM 230EMT-Paramedic Clinical Experience I3
OEEM 231EMT-Paramedic Clinical Experience II3
OEEM 240EMT-Paramedic Field Experience I3
OEEM 241EMT-Paramedic Field Experience II3
OEEM 242EMT-Paramedic Field Internship3
OEEM 243EMT-Paramedic Preparation for Practice2
Total Credits69

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.


Courses are required for admission to Paramedic program.