This associate degree, though not required for entry level positions, may allow individuals to have higher earning potential and responsibilities within the fire service or expand opportunities that exist within other allied health fields.
Careers with the fire service are beginning to change. Most departments will not require a degree for an entry level position. But departments are beginning to acknowledge the degree and give some preference for those entry level applicants with degrees. It is clear that to advance or get promotions with the fire services, degrees are needed.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
The EMT, paramedic, and professional firefighter certificates are embedded within this degree. Successful students within the specific courses for the EMT, paramedic, and professional firefighting programs will be eligible to sit for state certification testing and eventually become licensed / certified as EMTs, paramedics and firefighter II. No other licensure or certificate requirements exist within this degree.
|BIO 1121 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) OR BIO 1141 (Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I)||3 - 4|
|COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication)||3|
|EMS 1150||Emergency Medical Technician: Lecture||5|
|EMS 1155||Laboratory for Emergency Medical Technician||2|
|EMS 2100||Applied Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology for Emergency Medical Services Provider||3|
|EMS 2105||Paramedic 1: Lecture||2|
|EMS 2110||Paramedic 1: Laboratory||2|
|EMS 2125||Paramedic 2: Lecture||5|
|EMS 2130||Paramedic 2: Laboratory||2|
|EMS 2135 (Paramedic 2: Clinical) OR EMS 2136 (Paramedic 2a: Clinical) AND EMS 2137 (Paramedic 2b: Clinical)||2|
|EMS 2150||Paramedic 3: Lecture||5|
|EMS 2155||Paramedic 3: Laboratory||2|
|EMS 2160||Paramedic 3: Clinical||1|
|EMS 2175||Paramedic 4: Lecture||2|
|EMS 2180||Paramedic 4: Field Experience||1|
|EMS 2200||Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Lecture||2|
|EMS 2205||Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Laboratory||1|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|FST 1102 (Firefighter I ) AND FST 1103 (Firefighter II Transition ) AND FST 1442 (Emergency Vehicle Operator) OR FST 1104 (Firefighter II ) AND FST 1442 (Emergency Vehicle Operator)||12|
|MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective||3|
|PSY 1100||General Psychology||3|
The certificates within the degree meet accreditation standards. The EMT certificate meets the Ohio Division of EMS accreditation standards. The Paramedic certificate meets the Ohio Division of EMS and the CoAEMSP accreditation standards. The professional firefighting program is in compliance with all appropriate state laws/ rules.