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 from the Business and Public Services Division office (room DAEM 100, telephone 575-527-7560) or directly from the EMS office (room DASR 220N, 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.
|ENGL 111G||Rhetoric and Composition 1||4|
|C S 110||Computer Literacy 1||3|
|COMM 265G||Principles of Human Communication||3|
|MATH 120||Intermediate Algebra 1||3|
|or AHS 116||Math for Health Occupations|
|PSY 201G||Introduction to Psychology 1||3|
|or SOC 101G||Introductory Sociology|
|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 I Respiratory Emergencies||3|
|OEEM 203||EMT-Paramedic II 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 II||3|
|OEEM 243||EMT-Paramedic Preparation for Practice||2|
Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.
Courses are required for admission to Paramedic program.