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2014-2015
Emergency Medical Services
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Curriculum code
1332


Required Courses

(62 credit hours)

The Emergency Medical Services program is designed for students intending to go into the public or private sector as EMT-Paramedics.  The EMT-Paramedic provides the most extensive pre-hospital care, which includes administration of medications orally and intravenously, endotracheal intubation, and defibrillations of patients in lethal arrhythmias.  The EMT-Paramedic is employed in a number of industries, including the private ambulance service, municipal fire department or facility responses on helicopters and fixed wing transport vehicles. 

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please refer to the catalog.

Before Entering Program, students must complete EMS-101 8 Emergency Medical Technician Offered every semester, including summer. Successful completion of the licensure exam offered post-course completion is a prerequisite for the EMS Certificate Program (Paramedic Training)

Suggested Schedule
First Semester

15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
COM-101

3

Composition I Grade of C or better in COM-090 or appropriate score on placement test
  3 Fine Arts and Humanities elective

Choose from ARB, ART, FRE, GER, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, THE

EMS-102

9

EMT-Paramedic I Pre-requisite:  see college catalog
Total: 15

Second Semester
14 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
MTH-120

3

General Education Mathematics or higher  
EMS-103

8

EMT-Paramedic II Pre-req: see college catalog
  3 Social/Behavioral Sciences

Choose from ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS, PSC, PSY, SOC, SSC

  
Total: 14

Third Semester
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
IMS-115

3

Microsoft Office I   
EMS-104

8

EMT-Paramedic III Pre-req: see college catalog 
  4 Physical & Life Sciences

Choose from BIO, CHM, EAS, GEL, NAT, PHS, PHY

  
Total: 15

Fourth Semester
18 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
COM-103

3

Speech Fundamentals   
EMS-233

5

EMT-Paramedic Internship Pre-req: see college catalog  
EMS-237 5 EMT-Paramedic Seminar Pre-req: see college catalog 
    Elective Credits
Total: 18

Electives
Select 5 hours from the following courses.*

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

ADC-230

5 Special Topics in Addiction Studies   

EMS-230

5 Special Topics in EMS   
PEH-170 3 First Aid   

MRT-110

3 Medical Terminology  

*In addition, any course that fulfills the General Education requirement for an A.A. degree can be taken as an elective.  See the Transfer Programs section in the catalog for more information.

Graduation Requirements
Successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific certificate; minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 in the courses required for the certificate; at least 50 percent of the certificate hours must be completed at Moraine Valley; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

For More Information

Admissions Office
(708) 974-5355
admissions@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu

Academic Advising Center
(708) 974-5721
advising@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu/academicadvising
Program Coordinator
Andrew Hufnagl
Office: T805
(708) 608-4404
hufnagl@morainevalley.edu
  

Department Chair
Bill Barz
Office: H277
(708) 974-5473
barz@morainevalley.edu

   
  

Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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