2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Emergency Medical Sciences, AAS


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Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Sciences is designed for those students who wish to obtain a two-year degree while prsuing or after completing the Technical Certificate in EMS - Paramedic. Students are accepted into the paramedic program for fall entry. Approximately 40% of the paramedic program course work is delivered online. Paramedic classes are held on Monday or Wednesdays and will have an occasional Friday for generally two Monday’s each month. Students may schedule their clinical time within program guidelines including weekdays, weekends and nights.

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Degree Requirements

-This degree requires successful completion of 60 credit hours.

-A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average is required for graduation.

-Satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

-Current Arkansas Licensure as an EMT is a prerequisite to enter this program.

-Please note: additional prerequisite courses may be required if minimum placement test scores are not met. 

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of paramedics is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of paramedics.

General Education Semester One


Complete all 12 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BUS 1403  Microcomputer Applications OR CIS 1103  Computer Concepts 3    
  ENGL 1311  English Composition I 3    
  MATH 1300  Mathematical Reasoning OR MATH 1302  College Algebra 3    
  Select one of the following: PSYC 2300  Psychology & the Human Experience PSYC 2320  Developmental Psychology OR SOCI 2300  Introduction to Sociology 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

General Education Semester Two


Complete all 12 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  ENGL 1312  English Composition II 3    
  Select three (3) of the following: ANTH 2310  HIST 1311  HIST 1312  HIST 2311  HIST 2312  HLSC 2300  PHIL 1310  PHIL 1330  POLS 1310   3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

EMS Semester One


Complete all 16 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  EMS 1301  Patient Assessment 3    
  EMS 1320  Pharmacology 3    
  EMS 1321  Clinical Experiences I 3    
  EMS 1420  Medical Emergencies I  4    
  EMS 2301  Foundations of the Paramedic 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

EMS Semester Two


Complete all 15 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  EMS 1322  Clinical Experiences II 3    
  EMS 1334  Life Span Development 3    
  EMS 1340  Trauma Management 3    
  EMS 2310  Medical Emergencies II 3    
  EMS 2350  EMS Operations 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

EMS Semester Three


Complete all 5 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  EMS 2159  Paramedic Competencies 1    
  EMS 2431  Paramedic Field Internship 4    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR - APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Total 60 Credit Hours


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