AAS, Prehospital Emergency Medicine

Program Description

Associate of Applied Science, Prehospital Emergency Medicine program is designed to provide students with the necessary training in cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behaviors to provide advanced life support in the prehospital setting and to provide the necessary coursework to be licenced in the State of Nevada and nationally certified. This limited entry program offers a comprehensive and in-depth study of advanced life support skills which include pharmacology, advanced airway management procedures and skills, ECG interpretation and electrical therapy for specified cardiac patients. Associate degree recipients may see improved opportunity for managerial, clinical or educational advancement after sufficient field experience is obtained. The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the committee of educational programs for the emergency medical services professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 102 Composition II 3
SOC 205 Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies 3
PSY 101 General Psychology (Or Higher (PSY 241 Recommended)) 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3
Science 3
COM 113 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher) 3
 Semester Total21
2nd semester
EMS 200 Fundamentals of Paramedic Medicine 3
EMS 201 Intro to Paramedic Fundamentals 6
EMS 203 Assessment Based Management I 3
EMS 205 Principles of Pathophysiology 3
EMS 206 Prin Pharmacology/Medication Admin/Venous Access 3
EMS 209 Patient Assessment for Paramedics 3
EMS 210 Principles of Cardiology for the Paramedic 3
 Semester Total24
3rd semester
EMS 207 Airway Management and Ventilation for Paramedics 3
EMS 202 Advanced Cardiology for Paramedics 3
EMS 211 Paramedic Care for Medical Emergencies and ACLS 4
EMS 212 Paramedic Trauma Emergencies and ITLS 3
EMS 214 Pediatrics & Special Consideration for Para/Pals 3
EMS 215 Assess Based Management/Operation for Paramedic I 3
EMS 216 Hospital Clinical Experience for the Paramedic 4
 Semester Total23
4th semester
EMS 217 Field Internship for the Paramedic 4
 Semester Total4
 Total Units72

Pre-Registration Requirements

Class requirements include State of Nevada EMT certified, 18 years of age or older, current AHA health care provider CPR card, medical insurance, proof of two-step negative TB Skin test or negative chest X-ray, current Tetanus/Diptheria (TD), Hepatitis B (2nd in the series of 3), proof of 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), proof of Varicella (Chicken Pox), Background check receipt from www.mystudentcheck.com, 5 panel drug testing from ARC and current drivers license or state identification.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
COM 113Fundamentals of Speech Communications3
ENG 102Composition II3
or ENG 114 Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science
SOC 205Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies3
Human Relations 1[3]
Fundamentals of Paramedic Medicine
Intro to Paramedic Fundamentals
Patient Assessment for Paramedics
Paramedic Care for Medical Emergencies and ACLS
Paramedic Trauma Emergencies and ITLS
MATH 120Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
PSY 101General Psychology (Or Higher (PSY241 Recommended))3
EMS 200Fundamentals of Paramedic Medicine3
EMS 205Principles of Pathophysiology3
EMS 206Prin Pharmacology/Medication Admin/Venous Access3
EMS 207Airway Management and Ventilation for Paramedics3
EMS 209Patient Assessment for Paramedics3
EMS 210Principles of Cardiology for the Paramedic3
EMS 211Paramedic Care for Medical Emergencies and ACLS4
EMS 212Paramedic Trauma Emergencies and ITLS3
EMS 214Pediatrics & Special Consideration for Para/Pals3
EMS 215Assess Based Management/Operation for Paramedic I3
EMS 216Hospital Clinical Experience for the Paramedic4
EMS 217Field Internship for the Paramedic4
Emphasis Requirements
EMS 203Assessment Based Management I3
EMS 202Advanced Cardiology for Paramedics3
EMS 201Intro to Paramedic Fundamentals6
Total Units72

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.


Students completing the degree will:

  • Demonstrate competency in all areas outlined in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician cognitive and psychomotor examinations.
  • Exhibit proficiency in all technical skills required of emergency medical care and transportation of critical and emergent patients.
  • Demonstrate professional attitudes and ethical behaviors consistent with the expectations of the profession, area employers and the local medical community.