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.
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree is designed to augment the skills of the practicing paramedic. Paramedics are challenged with a variety of courses to increase their skill sets in areas of EMS management and out-of-hospital critical care medicine. Students will gain experience from currently practicing paramedics, fire fighters and managers. This degree allows students to capitalize on their paramedic education, positioning themselves for advancement within the fire service. A grade of "C" or better is required in all technical-level courses. Interested students should contact the EMS offices at 937-512-5338 or contact an academic advisor. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within the greater Miami Valley area, EMS professionals are hired by fire departments, private EMS and hospitals. These agencies typically hire entry personnel based on the candidateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s state licensures/certifications Ã¢â‚¬â€œ not whether the candidate is degreed. The associate degree can provide students with knowledge and skills needed to advance within an EMS career.
The certificates within the degree are transferable to any school within Ohio that is Ohio Division of EMS accredited. Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
The EMT and paramedic programs are embedded within this degree. Successful students within the specific courses for the EMT and paramedic programs will be eligible to sit for state certification testing and eventually become licensed / certified as EMTs and then paramedics. 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 2205||Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Laboratory||1|
|EMS 2200||Paramedic 5: Integration / Refresher Lecture||2|
|EMS 2300 (Critical Care Paramedic 1) OR EMS 2305 (Critical Care Paramedic 2) OR EMS 2310 (EMS Management 1) OR EMS 2315 (EMS Management 2)||6|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|HIM 1101||Medical Terminology||2|
|MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective||3|
|PSY 1100||General Psychology||3|
The EMT certification course meets the Ohio Division of EMS accreditation standards. The paramedic certification course meets the Ohio Division of EMS and CoAEMSP accreditation standards.