Emergency Medical Services - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

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 OEEM courses, and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.  A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics 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:
Composition I 34
Professional & Technical Communication3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Area II: Mathematics
College Algebra3
Survey of Mathematics
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following:
Introduction to Computer Science4
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Survey of Physics with Lab4
General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology 33
Introduction to 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

Some prerequisite courses are required for admission to the Emergency Medical Services program, but are not calculated in the degree credit total.  See Overview page for complete Program Prerequisites and Entrance Requirements.  Specific entrance requirements/prerequisites vary depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the level of training/licensure sought.

(69-70 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study - The following plan is for courses required AFTER admission to the program.

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

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 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 OEEM courses, and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

(69-70 credits)

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 69 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
SPRING  
OEEM 201 Human Pathophysiology 3
OEEM 206 Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care 3
OEEM 207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
 Credits9
Semester 2
SUMMER  
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
OEEM 210 Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation 3
 Credits6
Semester 3
FALL  
OEEM 202 EMT-Paramedic Respiratory Emergencies 3
OEEM 203 EMT-Paramedic Trauma Emergencies 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
 Credits18
Semester 4
SPRING  
Area I: Communications - Choose one from the following: 3-4
Composition I  
Professional & Technical Communication  
Introduction to Communication  
Public Speaking  
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
 Credits15-16
Semester 5
SUMMER  
BMGT 140 Principles of Supervision I 3
OEEM 242 EMT-Paramedic Field Internship 3
OEEM 243 EMT-Paramedic Preparation for Practice 2
 Credits8
Semester 6
FALL  
Area II: Mathematics 3
Survey of Mathematics  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following: 4
Human Biology  
Contemporary Problems in Biology  
Introduction to Computer Science  
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
General Physics for Life Science I  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
 
General Education Elective - Choose one course from the NM General Education Requirements in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits69-70