CURRICULAR GUIDE

Emergency Medical Services
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0276  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

This degree program prepares the individual extensively for a career in
emergency medical care.  Included in this curriculum are the Basic EMT and
Paramedic Certificate Program requirements.  In addition, students elect
course work designed to prepare them for new and expanding roles in the field
of EMS.  The elective courses include preparation in the skills and knowledge
for (1)the expanded scope of practice in the prehospital setting, (2) hospital
or walk-in clinic paramedic, (3) critical care transport specialist, (4)
medical treatment of victims of hazardous material exposure, (5) EMS
management, (6) teaching injury and illness prevention, and (7) teaching
emergency first aid.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all
colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 62 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ANAT 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
EMTA 101    Basic EMT I                                                      4
EMTA 102    Basic EMT II                                                     2
EMTA 103    Basic EMT III                                                    4
EMTA 104    Basic EMT IV                                                     2
EMTA 112    Basic EMT Clinical                                               2
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Busn                                     3
PARA 221    Paramedic Medical Trauma I                                       4
PARA 222    Paramedic Medical Trauma II                                      4
PARA 231    Paramedic Cardiology I                                           2
PARA 232    Paramedic Cardiology II                                          2
PARA 241    Paramedic Pharmacology I                                         2
PARA 242    Paramedic Pharmacology II                                        2
PARA 251    Paramedic Skills I                                               2
PARA 252    Paramedic Skills II                                              2
PARA 261    Paramedic Clinical I                                             3
PARA 262    Paramedic Clinical II                                            4
PARA 263    Paramedic Internship                                             3
PFHW 111    Emergency Services Fitness III                                   1
PFHW 112    Emergency Services Fitness IV                                    1
SPCH 110    Oral Communic in the Workplace                                   3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 8 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas (See Note 1)                0 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   0
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   EMS Requirements (See Note 2)                            8 Credits
AHCC 110    Pharmacology-Allied Health                                       2
EMTA 105    Ambulance Driving                                                1
EMTA 108    Legal Issues in Emergency Med                                    2
EMTA 114    Rescue/Extrication/Danger Situ                                   3
EMTA 222    EMS Instructor Coordinator                                       6
EMTA 223    Advanced EMS I: Critical Care                                    8
EMTA 224    Advanced EMS II: Para                                            8
EMTA 225    Medical Hazardous Material                                       4
EMTA 226    Emergency Medical Service Mgmt                                   5
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   70

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      these Core areas.
2.    Students who have not already completed Basic EMT and Paramedic
      certificate programs must select AHCC 110, EMTA 105, 108, and 114 to
      satisfy Choice 2.  Students who have already completed Basic EMT and
      Paramedic certificate programs may elect EMTA 222, 223, 224, 225 and/or
      226 to complete the associate degree.
3.    This curriculum includes PARA 221 through PARA 263 which are the
      Paramedic Certificate Program courses.  The Paramedic Certificate
      Program is a selective admission program with admission requirements
      beyond those required for admission to the college.  PARA 221 through
      PARA 263 are open only to students officially admitted to the program. 
      Students should consult with an Emergency Medical Services program
      advisor regarding this segment of the program.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time or have
prerequisites to fulfill) or who have already completed a Basic Emergency
Medical Services course should contact the Human, Health and Public Service
Careers Department (see "Information" above) for academic advising.
I                 II                III               IV
ANAT 145          EMTA 103          CISB 200          PARA 222
EMTA 101          EMTA 104          PARA 221          PARA 232
EMTA 102          EMTA 112          PARA 231          PARA 242
WRIT 124          OADM 275          PARA 241          PARA 252
Lim.Ch.           SPCH 110          PARA 251          PARA 262
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           PARA 261          PARA 263
                  Lim.Ch.           PFHW 111          PFHW 112