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Emergency Medical Services, A.S.

 

Do you like caring for sick or injured people?

Do you want to have the skills necessary to save lives? Are you the person everyone turns to during an emergency? If you answer yes to these questions, a career in Emergency Medical Services may be just for you. After you complete the Emergency Medical Services A.S program you will have the necessary knowledge, technical skill, and professional attitude and behavior to implement safe, effective, and appropriate care as an entry level Emergency Medical Technician‐Basic (EMT-B) or Paramedic.

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Who is eligible for the Emergency Medical Services, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to the Emergency Medical Services, A.S. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area 3
Visual and Performing Arts *See General Education Requirement 
Philosophy/Religion *See General Education Requirement 
Literature *See General Education Requirement 
Mathematics Area 3
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 
Social Sciences Area    
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012, Psychology 3
Additional Course
 +#NUR1142, Introduction to Pharmacology 2
Major Courses
 SYG 2000, Sociology 
 +*#EMS1119, Emergency Medical Tech 5
 +*#EMS1335, Emergency Vehicle Operator 1
 +*#EMS1401, Emergency Medical Tech Lab 4
 +*#EMS1555, Trauma Management 1
 +*#EMS2010, Essentials of Human Structure and Function 3
 +*#EMS2231, Paramedic I 5
 +*#EMS2232, Paramedic II 5
 +*#EMS2233, Paramedic III 1
 +*#EMS2340C, Basic Vehicle Rescue and Extrication 1
 +*#EMS2425, Paramedic Internship 4
 +*#EMS2435, Paramedic I Lab 5
 +*#EMS2436, Paramedic II Lab 5
 +*#EMS2526, Twelve Lead EKG Intrep 1
 +*#EMS2553, Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1
 +*#EMS2558, Stroke Management 1
 +*#EMS2931, Selected Topics: Emergency Response to Terrorism 1
 +*#EMS2934, Advanced Medical Life Support 1

 +*#EMS2439, Advanced Clinical Internship or +*#EMS1310, EMS Management and *#EMS1761, Assistant Teaching in EMS

5
 +*#HSC1531, Medical Terminology 2
 +*#RET1934, Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS  73
Refresher Courses
+EMS1381C, Emergency Medical Technician Refresher 2
 +EMS2391C, Paramedic Refresher 3

Both Refresher courses are offered by Distance Education as well as in the classroom. 


• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 
 EMS scene
 

EMS Application Simulations

Our North Bay Campus has all the facilities necessary to develop the skills needed in your new profession. Talk to the advisor today to see the variety of labs, ranges, and simulations that will be used during your training at Gulf Coast State College.

 
 

Contact the Advisor

Karen Tayes
 Coordinator
 850-769-1551 Ext. 5632

Email: ktayes.gulfcoast.edu

 
 
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