Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Intermediate - Associate of Applied Science

60 credits

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 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. New Mexico General Education

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, III, IV and V; students do not need to take additional courses to complete General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Composition I4
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Select one 4 credit course from the following:
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) (or higher CHEM)4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Select one from the following:
Introduction to Anthropology3
Human Growth and Behavior3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems
Area V: Humanities.
Select one from the following:
United States History I3
United States History II
Introduction to Philosophy3
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Literature3
Film as Literature3
World Literature I3
General Education Elective
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
Core Requirements
OEEM 101CPR for the Health Care Professional1
OEEM 120Emergency Medical Technician Basic6
OEEM 120 LEmergency Medical Technician Basic Lab2
OEEM 121Emergency Medical Technician Basic Field/Clinical1
OEEM 150Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate5
OEEM 150 LEmergency Medical Technician Intermediate Lab2
OEEM 151Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Field/Clinical2
Other Required Courses3
Introduction to Information Technology3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60
Select up to a minimum of 21 recommended elective credits to reach 60 credits.21
Medical Terminology3
Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences4
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Nursing Assistant Fundamentals
and Nursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab
Nursing Assistant Clinicals4
Elementary Navajo I4
First Responder Prehospital Professional3
Spanish I4
Spanish II4
Total Credits60

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

Note:  It is highly recommended that students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program complete the BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences and BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II course sequence. Please consult the University Catalog of your choice for program details.

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap is only a suggested plan of study in order to complete an Associate degree in two years.  It is not intended as a contract.  Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.  Students are advised to earn a C or better to avoid repeating courses.  This Plan presumes a student is ready for ENGL 1110G Composition I and MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra. Placement is determined by an English and Math Placement Test, ACT scores, or completing the course prerequisites.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
OEEM 101 CPR for the Health Care Professional 1
OEEM 120 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 6
OEEM 120 L Emergency Medical Technician Basic Lab 2
OEEM 121 Emergency Medical Technician Basic Field/Clinical 1
OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
Electives from recommended list 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
AREA III: Select one from the following 4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)
AREA IV: Social/Behavioral Science 3
AREA V: Humanites 3
Second Year
COMM 1130G
Public Speaking
or Introduction to Communication
Electives from recommended list 12
OEEM 150 Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate 5
OEEM 150 L Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Lab 2
OEEM 151 Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Field/Clinical 2
Electives from recommended list 6
 Total Credits60
Program Manager: Neal Gallagher 
Phone: (505) 287-6654 
Email: ngallagh@nmsu.edu
 Lucy Belle Ma Hall