Two-Year Program Leading to the A.S. Degree
This program provides an opportunity for students to become Emergency Medical Technicians, meet general studies requirements, and, if qualified, to attain an Associate of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services. Graduates will be prepared to function as a paramedic in advanced prehospital emergency care. While working under the direction of a physician, the paramedic utilizes knowledge and skills to manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured clients in prehospital settings. For students enrolled in the Florida Education Program: Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 W. Gaines Street, Ste. 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400; toll free # (888) 224-6684.
Each application is reviewed individually. The following criteria are used as a guide for admission.
- Meet the Admission requirements of the University.
- Graduation from an accredited high school ranking in upper half of the graduating class.
- Possess physical and mental health acceptable for performance as evidenced by examination by licensed physician.
ALL items must be completed PRIOR to application to EMTP course.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Be state certified or nationally registered as an EMT in order to enroll in the second year of the Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Program. Student must provide a copy of a current valid EMT certification.
- Concurrent enrollment in or a grade of C or better in an Anatomy and Physiology elective.
- Must possess an American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR card.
- Students are required to provide a limited criminal history as part of their entrance requirements. The limited criminal history may be obtained by writing the Central Repository for the Indiana State Police, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or by completing the form at www.state.in.us/isp. A money order or certified check must accompany the application, or a credit or debit card is needed for on-line fees. Hospital and ambulance providers may require a more extensive criminal background check or drug screening. Students are responsible for the cost of these.
- Submit a copy of the immunization records to the Program Coordinator.
- Students are required to test and achieve a CPTS score of at least 80 in English, 89 in Reading and 35 in Math, or take ENGL 101 /MATH 013 . In addition, students must successfully complete MATH 102 as part of the program requirements.
- Experience: Prior to enrolling in the EMTP course, students must provide documentation showing ONE of the following:
- TWO years of patient care at a service that has <2,000 runs annually
- ONE year of patient care at a service that has 2,000 or more runs annually
- Successfully complete EMTB 250 (EMS Experience Course)
- Students must pass Entrance Testing: (Contact EMS Program Director for information)
- Written Exam
- Practical Exam