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Associate in Science

Emergency Medical Services

No new students may elect the A.S. Fire Science Program – Emergency Medical Services option for the 2020–2021 academic year.


The Fire Science Program – Emergency Medical Services option is designed to expand the educational development of the Emergency Medical Services. Material covered in this program will expand the skill and education of persons working in the field or in administrative areas of Emergency Medical Services.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

Pre-admission Requirement: To enroll in this program, students must be a licensed EMT.

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First SemesterCredits
BIO105 Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
FSC150 Principles of Emergency Services 3
EMS203 Advanced Pre-hospital Training Program: Paramedic I 10
Second SemesterCredits
ENL101   English Composition I 3
EMS204 Advanced Pre-hospital Training Program: Paramedic II 10
FSC154   Principles of Emergency Medical Services 3
Third SemesterCredits
  Human Communication (or)
English Composition II
  General Psychology (or)
Principles of Sociology
EMS210  Paramedic Clinical Experiences 4
FSC120    Incident Management 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
  Survey of Chemistry (or)
Chemistry for the Health Sciences I
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
    Fire Science Elective 3
    General Education Elective 3
EMS220  Paramedic Capstone Field Internship 2
Total Credits 61

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

FSC107 Hydraulics for the Fire Service
FSC108 Fire Investigation and Evidence
FSC109 Fire Department Management and Planning
FSC110 Fire Codes & Ordinances
FSC115 Technical Rescue
FSC120 Intro to Incident Management
FSC130 Shipboard Firefighting
FSC151 Fire Prevention
FSC152 Fire Protection Systems
FSC153 Building Construction for the Fire Protection
FSC154 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival
FSC155 Fire Behavior and Combustion

Upon completion of the Fire Science Program- Emergency Medical Services Option, students are able to:

  • Apply principles and current practices of fire protection techniques
  • Use effective communication skills to build relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and members of the community.
  • Perform the role of a fire protection officer using established standards, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Observe, analyze, assess, and implement an effective operation plan in fire protection and emergency medical service situations.
  • Apply principles and practices of specialized technical operations teams.
  • Integrate leadership principles to perform roles of increasing responsibility within fire protection and emergency medical service organizations.

This program is designed to provide professional training for students interested in careers in the Emergency Medical Services field with opportunities in municipal, state, and federal agencies, industry, insurance companies, hospitals and various medical offices. Applicants for the Fire Science Program – Emergency Medical Services Option must be able to meet the physical demands and satisfy the behavioral capabilities as outlined in the Program’s Technical Standards.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

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