Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Description
The paramedicine associate in applied science degree program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The paramedicine degree program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field. The paramedic degree program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for licensure with the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic.

The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Community Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. The EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

Graduates of the program receive a paramedicine degree and are eligible to sit for the Paramedic National Registry Examination for national certification and state licensure. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Entrance Requirements:
In addition to the standard college entrance requirements, those applying to the paramedicine degree program must hold current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT (with successful completion of AEMT coursework); EMT-Intermediate/1985; EMT Intermediate/99; or AEMT. Criminal background checks and drug screens will be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Employment Opportunities
Emergency Medical Services, hospital emergency departments, aeromedical transport, armed forces, industry, urgent care clinics, physicians' offices, local fire and police service.

12 Hours

ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric

BIOL 2113/L Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab*

MATH 1111 College Algebra or MATH 1101 Math Modeling

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

13 Hours

BIOL 2114/L Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab*

General Education Area II *

General Education Area IV *

General Education Class (any Gen Ed Area)

13 Hours

EMSP 2110 Foundations of Paramedicine

EMSP 2120 Appl of Pathophyslgy for Para

EMSP 2130 Adv Resuscitative Skills Para

EMSP 2140 Adv Cardiovascular Concepts

9 Hours

EMSP 2310 Therapeutic Modalities of Card

EMSP 2330 Therapeutic Modalites Trauma

EMSP 2540 Clinical App for Paramedic IV

EMSP 2550 Clinical App for Paramedic V

14 Hours

EMSP 2320 Therapeutic Modalities of Med

EMSP 2340 Theraputc Modalts/Spcl Patient

EMSP 2510 Clinical App for Paramedic I

EMSP 2520 Clinical App for Paramedic II

EMSP 2560 Clinical App for Paramedic IV

8 Hours

EMSP 2530 Clinical App for Paramedic III

EMSP 2570 Clinicl Appl for Paramedic VII

EMSP 2710 Field Internship for Paramedic

EMSP 2720 Practical Applic for Paramedic


For the general educational courses noted with an (*), students can select from classes listed on pages 89-90. All associate's degree students are required to take a minimum of 15 general educational course credits. A minimum of one course must be selected from course Area I, Area II, Area III and Area IV.