Emergency Medical Services is an Associate of Science Degree program designed for certified professionally employed paramedics who want to pursue a degree. A degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Outside work required.


Emergency Medical Services is an evolving and rapidly changing field. As this area continues to upgrade and expand, there will be an increasing demand for trained personnel, especially at the advanced and associate degree levels. Paramedics with an A.S. degree are more marketable for educational and supervisory positions. Because the EMS field is broad, students completing this program may work in a variety of different fields such as industrial, safety, ambulance (private and public), fire, and emergency room.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Current, unrestricted State of Florida EMT-P Certificate

Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
Course Outline

To receive an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services, students must meet the prerequisites and complete 24.0 credit hours in General Education courses. This Degree program can be completed in 8 months for full-time students.

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General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

English (3.0 credit hours)

Credit Hours
English Composition I 3.0

Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)

American Literature 3.0
English Literature 3.0

Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)

College Algebra 3.0
Intermediate Algebra 3.0
Statistics 3.0

Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)

General Biology 3.0
Environmental Science 3.0
Advanced Biology 3.0
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3.0
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
General Marine Biology 3.0

Social/Behavioral Science (3.0 credit hours)

American History Pre 1876 3.0
American History Since 1876 3.0
Lifespan Development 3.0
Strategies and Success 3.0
Political Science 3.0
Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Sociology 3.0

Computers (3.0 credit hours)

CGS 1060: Introduction to Computers 3.0

Communications (3.0 credit hours)

Speech 3.0

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please see our Gainful Employment Disclosures at