Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 69
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

The Emergency Medical Services program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.

Semester 1
BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 $711.00
EMS201 Emergency Medical Technician 7 $1564.25
ENG105 Composition I 3 $533.25
HSC113 Medical Terminology 2 $355.50

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Total Credits 16
Semester 2
BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 $711.00
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $888.75
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- 3 $533.25
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 3 $533.25
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $533.25
EMS Electives 2

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Total Credits 15
Semester 3
EMS541 Clinical I 3 $533.25
EMS610 Paramedic Pharmacology and Medication Administration 4 $763.00
EMS619 Airway and Patient Assessment 4 $729.00
EMS641 Introduction to Paramedicine 3 $733.25
EMS678 Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic 3 $533.25

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Total Credits 17
Semester 4
EMS546 Clinical II 3 $533.25
EMS650 Medical and Psychological Emergencies 4 $711.00
EMS674 Cardiology for the Paramedic 4 $771.00
EMS677 Special Populations for the Paramedic 4 $720.00

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Total Credits 15
Semester 5 – Summer
EMS654 EMS Operations 2 $400.50
EMS655 Transition to Paramedic Practice 4 $1036.00

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Total Credits 6
EMS Electives
CRJ285 Physical Conditioning for Public Services 2 $355.50
EMS114 Emergency Medical Responder 2 $1223.50
EMS856 Management of Emergency Medical Services 3 $533.25
EMS900 Education in EMS 3 $533.25
FIR139 Fire Fighter I 4 $1046.00
FIR213 Principles of Emergency Services 3 $533.25
FIR214 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services 3 $533.25

Course Cost Calculation:
2017–2018 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Administrative Secretary

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4051 (fax)
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Student Success Specialist

Darla Palmer
Health Education and Services Center 205
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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Marla Williams
Health Education and Services Center 223
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Program Advisor

Greg Helmuth
Health Education and Services Center 223
319-296-2329 ext.1401
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Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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