Associate in Applied Science Code 5039
The Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services consists of the Paramedic Certificate EMS program plus 20 hours of general education Arts and Sciences courses added. The program is intended to give graduates greater flexibility in their career choice. Many EMS services are now giving preference in hiring candidates with an associate degree. An AAS degree in Emergency Medical Services can prepare graduates for upward mobility within the profession. This degree can prepare graduates for being a charge medic, supervisor, or administrative director of emergency services. The target population consists of EMS personnel already working in the field who would like to earn a degree and for those who have not taken any EMS courses but have a desire to pursue and EMS career.
Note: EMS students who seek to enroll in paramedic level courses and completed their EMT-Basic coursework at an outside institution will need to:
- Provide an official transcript documenting the EMT-Basic classes. Note- If an official transcript is not available; a letter signed by an authorized representative, documenting the content of coursework and the dates the student attended is required.
- The student must provide a copy of a current Illinois state EMT-Basic license or NREMT Basic certification with eligibility to obtain an IL license.
Transcripts should be sent directly to the Enrollment Services Office from the institution granting the credit. The student can submit a copy of the state licensure card directly to Enrollment Services, or to the EMS Program Director. Black Hawk College will grant college transfer credit for EMS 100 and EMS 102 once the transcript and license have been received.
Note: The EMS courses are only available at the QC Campus.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
EMS 100 — Emergency Medical Technician Basic (8)
EMS 102 — Emergency Medical Technician Basic Clinical (1)
BIOL 145 — Anatomy Physiology I (4)
BIOL 150 — Medical Terminology I (3)
BIOL 146 — Anatomy Physiology II (4)
PSYC 101 — Introduction to Psychology (3)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
SPEC 175 — Intercultural Communication or (3)
ANTH 102 — Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
EMS 110 — Paramedic Theory I (7)
EMS 112 — Paramedic Theory II (8)
EMS 114 — Paramedic Clinical I (3)
EMS 210 — Paramedic Theory III (7)
EMS 212 — Paramedic Theory IV (7)
EMS 214 — Paramedic Clinical II (4)
EMS 216 — Paramedic Clinical III (5)
Minimum total hours required for a degree (70)
Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor for appropriate course selection.