Emergency Medical Services

Along with a sound foundational knowledge you’ll get hands-on training in a medic unit, using simulation mannequins, heart monitors and more. This degree includes emergency medical technician and paramedic certification courses along with courses designed to enhance management skills in the healthcare industry. The field of paramedicine is evolving to new areas beyond emergency care in the streets, and paramedics have many new challenges caring for the ill and injured, which require a higher standard of learning, especially in light of national security.

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING

  • private medic companies
  • hospitals
  • fire departments

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N)

  • paramedic
  • EMT
  • healthcare management

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
EMS121
Emergency Medical Technician
BIO101
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
EMS122
Paramedic I
EMS124
Paramedic I Clinical
FST224
Legal Aspects of Fire Service
EMS221
Paramedic II
EMS223
Paramedic II Clinical
ENG124
College Composition
EMS222
Paramedic III
EMS224
Paramedic IV
EMS225
Paramedic IV Clinical
MTH125
College Algebra
BIO125
Medical Terminology
ITD122
Computer Applications for Professionals
PSY121
General Psychology
PHL122
Ethics

TOTAL CREDITS 62

Associate of applied science in emergency medical services

For EMT:

  • Books
  • uniform shirt for clinical experience
  • background checks (BCI and FBI)
  • health screening
  • certification testing

For Paramedic:

  • Books
  • uniform shirt for clinical experience
  • background checks (BCI and FBI)
  • health screening
  • certification testing
  • photo ID badge
  • comprehensive predictive testing
  • liability insurance
  • Stacie Cross Annual Paramedic Scholarship
  • Eric and Monette Wiedlebacher Paramedic Scholarship

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Stark State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The emergency medical program is accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS #008 for EMS education and follows the national standard curriculum according to the Ohio Administrative Code 4765 for all levels of EMS providers.

The Paramedic Program of Stark State College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

According to various sections of the Ohio Law and Regulations for Certification and Licensure Boards, persons convicted of any misdemeanor or felony are required to report this information to the applicable licensure/certification board. For more information, contact the Emergency Medical Services Program Coordinator.

Please be advised that this curriculum could change. Students are required to follow the program curriculum in effect when they begin taking technical courses, not when students are accepted to the College or program.