Paramedic AAS Degree

PARAMEDIC AAS CURRICULUM

Students may complete some or all of the general education (non-EMS) courses prior to admission to the paramedic program. Prior to participation in Advanced EMT clinical (EMS156), students must have successfully completed an EMT program and possess an Alabama EMT license. Prior to entering the Paramedic phase (Third Term) students must possess a valid Alabama AEMT license and have completed BIO201. MTH100, ENG101, SPH106/107, and CIS146 or validation of computer competency must be completed prior to enrollment in the final term of Paramedic courses. EMS courses are sequential and cannot be combined to shorten the length of the program. All courses listed in the EMS curriculum must be completed with a “C” or higher.

First Term

EMS118
Emergency Medical Technician
9
EMS119
Emergency Medical Technician Clinical
1
MTH100
Intermediate College Algebra or higher
3
ORI101 or 105*
Orientation to College or Orientation and Student Success
1-3
ORI104
WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement
1

TOTAL Credit Hours 15-17

Second Term

BIO201**
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4
CIS146***
Microcomputer Applications or computer competency
0-3
EMS155
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
7
EMS156
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Clinical
2

TOTAL Credit Hours 13-16

Third Term

BIO202
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4
EMS241
Paramedic Cardiology
3
EMS242
Paramedic Patient Assessment
2
EMS243
Paramedic Pharmacology
1
EMS244
Paramedic Clinical I
1
ENG101
English Composition I
3

TOTAL Credit Hours 14

Fourth Term

EMS245
Paramedic Medical Emergencies
3
EMS246
Paramedic Trauma Management
3
EMS247
Paramedic Special Populations
2
EMS248
Paramedic Clinical II
3
PSY200
General Psychology
3
SPH106 or SPH107
Speech
3

TOTAL Credit Hours 17

Fifth Term

EMS253
Paramedic Transition to the Workforce
2
EMS254
Advanced Competencies for Paramedics
2
EMS255
Paramedic Field Preceptorship
5
EMS256
Paramedic Team Leadership
1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

TOTAL Credit Hours 13

Total Program Credit Hours: 72

*ORI 101, Orientation to College, if applicable (required of first-time college students)

**Pre-requisite: Completion of BIO103 with a “C” or higher or satisfactory performance on ACCS Biology Placement Exam, prior to application to the ADN program, if applicable. Students that have completed an Anatomy and Physiology course at WCC or another college and have received credit at WCC through the Office of Admissions and Records will not be required to complete BIO103 in order to meet curriculum requirements.

***CIS 146, Microcomputer Applications – 3 credit hour or competency in computer science by passing a computer competency exam