Associates in Emergency Medical Services


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.


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

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.

Emergency MEdical Services Associate of Science Degree General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

English (3.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0 credit hours
General Marine Biology 3.0 credit hours
Social/Behavioral Science (3.0 credit hours)
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
Lifespan Development 3.0 credit hours
Strategies and Success 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
CGS 1060       Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours

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Emergency Medical Services