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.

(69-70 credits)

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.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
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 34
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
College Algebra3
Mathematics Appreciation
Area III: Laboratory Science
Select one Science Course from the followng:
Introduction to Computer Science4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
The Great Ideas of Physics4
General Physics for Life Sciences I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology 33
Introductory Sociology
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
General Education Elective 23
Core Requirements
BMGT 140Principles of Supervision I3
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
or HIT 150 Introduction to Medical Terminology
Major Requirements
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 Credits69-70