May 31, 2020  
2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services Technology, AS (AS EMST)

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The Emergency Medical Services Technology Programs are designed to prepare the student to become a competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and/or Paramedic. Studies include an introduction to the field of emergency medical services, including but not limited to the following: EMS operations, patient assessment, medical behavioral emergencies, obstetrics/gynecology, trauma, and emergency medical services for infants, children, and geriatrics.

Requirements for completion of the AS degree in Emergency Medical Services include Florida EMT certification and Florida Paramedic certification. Both the EMT and Paramedic certificate programs are limited admissions and require an additional application process in addition to college admissions. Refer to the Edison State College EMT Certificate ( and the Edison State College Paramedic Certificate ( requirements for additional information.

General Education requirements may be completed concurrently with career core requirements, or following successful Florida Paramedic Certification.

The EMS Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

This program articulates into the Edison State College Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Administration. Students intending to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program are strongly encouraged to consult with the transferring institution regarding the choice of elective credit. For additional information on bachelor degree partnerships with Edison State College, contact (239) 489-9132.

Continuing Toward A Bachelor's Degree?

Students intending to continue toward a Bachelor's degree are encouraged to consult with their transfer school prior to choosing their Associate's Degree and/or elective coursework. Contact the Edison State College Law and Public Service Program Office at (239) 489-9132, or go to  for current information on Bachelor degree partnerships with Edison State College.

EMS Career Opportunities:

  • Certified Paramedic
  • Firefighter
  • Educator
  • Medical Equipment Sales
  • Air Ambulance
  • EMS Supervisor
  • Hospital Staff

Contact Information:

Emergency Medical Services Program Office: (239) 489-9392 


Program Prerequisites:

The EMT and the Paramedic program have limited enrollment due to clinical facilities and accreditation standards. Each student must meet specific criteria which are listed in the admission requirements. The criteria for admission are available through the program office by calling  (239) 489-9392, or at

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites: Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog.

General Education Core Requirements:

Subtotal: 19 (Note: BSC 1084C credit hours are included below)

Degree Core Requirements:

Subtotal: 56

Electives: 2

Total Credit Hours: 73


*If not previously taken, BSC 1084C (Anatomy and Physiology) is required during the first semester of the Paramedic Certificate program and is part of the 42 credit-hour program requirement. BSC 1084C satisfies 4 of the 6 credit-hour Associate in Arts General Education Core Requirement for Natural Sciences.

**The Humanities and Mathematics must be chosen from any course listed in the Associate of Arts General Education Program Guide under the Humanities category.

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