Emergency Medical Services

School of Health Sciences

The EMS, or Emergency Medical Services Program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in pre-hospital emergency care, such as ambulance, fire department, search and rescue, law enforcement and volunteer service. Pre-hospital emergency care involves a wide scope of activities such as recognition and management of patients with heart disease, trauma, burns, poisoning, alcohol and drug abuse, childbirth, acute psychiatric disorders, and other medical emergencies. Curricula for all EMS courses are based on the National Standard Curriculum.

Degrees/Certificates Offered:

  • CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)
  • First Aid
  • PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support)
  • (Note: This is part of the paramedic program curriculum)
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • (Note: This is part of the paramedic program curriculum)
  • PEPP (Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals)
  • (Note: This is part of the paramedic program curriculum)
  • EMT Training (Certificate)
  • A-EMT-Advanced EMT Training (Certificate)
  • Paramedic Certificate
  • EMS Associate of Applied Science

Gainful Employment Information

Accreditation Status:

The program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).