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Emergency Medical Services (Limited Access Program), A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2108/2208 - Catalog 2017/2018

Megan Johnson, Senior Staff Assistant, Megan.Johnson@daytonastate.edu

Martha Driscoll, Clinical Coordinator, 386-506-4159, Martha.Driscoll@daytonastate.edu

EMS Department Email, ems@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Emergency Medical Services program is to provide students with the necessary training and practices to deliver high quality, caring patient care in the pre-hospital environment, emphasizing student success and embracing excellence and diversity.

Description:

The program prepares the student for state certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. The Paramedic delivers pre-hospital life support care and transportation necessary for accident and emergency illness victims. Instruction covers IV therapy, advanced cardiac life support, advanced care skills for patients in shock, telemetry and communications. Graduates are qualified to work as basic EMTs or advanced care paramedics on ambulances, in hospital emergency rooms, intensive care units and emergency helicopter transport agencies, and they may also qualify for management positions. Credits earned in the EMT and Paramedic certificate programs will be counted toward completion of this degree. Completers of this degree program are eligible for state certification as an EMT and subsequently for state certification as a paramedic.

Program Accreditation: The Daytona State College EMS Program is approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, as meeting all statutory requirements of section 401 for EMS Training Centers in Florida. The Daytona State College EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

AS Certificates That Lead To This Degree:

The following AS Certificates are embedded within this degree: Paramedic - 095700; Emergency Medical Technician - 096000. You may pursue the AS degree and also earn the AS certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the AS certificates to develop or upgrade your skills. Contact your faculty or academic advisor for details and course options.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Exhibit effective communication within the Emergency Medical Service profession.
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the expectations for entry level Emergency Medical Service provider.
  3. Demonstrate safe practices within the Emergency Medical Service profession.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • General education courses may be completed without application to the EMS Department and can be taken at any time.
  • Enrollment in the EMS AS Degree Code does not guarantee admission into the EMT and Paramedic programs. EMS specific courses require a separate application for admission which contains a background check, drug screen, physical and immunization records.
  • Please consult 096000 Emergency Medical Technician Program Guide for application instructions.
  • Please consult 095700 Paramedic Program Guide for application instructions.

Careers

Paramedic/EMT Graduates have been employed at the local public safety agencies, theme parks and local hospitals.

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 15 Credits

Communication Core (6 Credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

 

ENC1102Writing with Research

3

OR

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core - Choose One Course (3 Credits)

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

MGF2107Mathematics for Liberal Arts

3

MAC1105College Algebra

3

Social Sciences Core (3 credits)

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Humanities Core - Choose One Course (3 Credits)

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

EMS1119CEmergency Medical Technician I and Lab

10

EMS1431Emergency Medical Technician Clinical/Field Experience

2

EMS1335Emergency Vehicle Operators Course

1

EMS2603CParamedic I and Lab

13

EMS2604CParamedic II and Lab

12

EMS2605CParamedic III and Lab

11

EMS2666Paramedic Clinical I

1

EMS2667Paramedic Clinical II

2

EMS2659Paramedic Field Internship

3

Elective (Choose One)

CCJ1020Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CCJ1080Introduction to Criminal Forensic Studies

3

PSC1121Physical Science

3

BSC1020Human Biology

3

PHI2600Introduction to Ethics

3

FFP2401Hazardous Materials I

3

FFP2740Fire Service Instructor

3

FFP2801Introduction to Command

3

Sample Program of Study

Year 1

1st Semester

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

EMS1119CEmergency Medical Technician I and Lab

10

EMS1431Emergency Medical Technician Clinical/Field Experience

2

EMS1335Emergency Vehicle Operators Course

1

2nd Semester

ENC1102Writing with Research

3

OR

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

 

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MGF2107Mathematics for Liberal Arts

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

 

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Program Elective

3

Humanities Core

3

3rd Semester

EMS2603CParamedic I and Lab

13

Year 2

1st Semester

EMS2604CParamedic II and Lab

12

EMS2666Paramedic Clinical I

1

2nd Semester

EMS2605CParamedic III and Lab

11

EMS2667Paramedic Clinical II

2

3rd Semester

EMS2659Paramedic Field Internship

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 73