Paramedic (AAS-EMP)

Program Location:  Fairhope Campus

Nursing and Allied Health Division

Length: Two-Year Program (A.A.S. Degree); 

The Paramedic Program prepares individuals, under the remote supervision of physicians, to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies in prehospital settings and to supervise Ambulance personnel. Includes instruction in basic, intermediate, and advanced EMT procedures; emergency surgical procedures; medical triage; rescue operations; crisis scene management and personnel supervision; equipment operation and maintenance; patient stabilization, monitoring, and care; drug administration; identification and preliminary diagnosis of diseases and injuries; communication and computer operations; basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and toxicology; and professional standards and regulations. The purpose of the program is as follows: To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

  1. Unconditional, active admission to the College.
  2. Submission of current NREMT-Basic EMT certification or Alabama EMT license to the Director of EMS and proof of successful completion of an advanced EMT course prior to starting paramedic courses.
  3. Good standing with the College (minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA).
  4. Minimum 2.0 GPA in all previous EMS coursework.
  5. Eligible to take ENG 101, MTH 100, and BIO 201. A grade of C or higher is required for completion of the degree.
  6. Meet the Essential Job Functions listed for EMS per the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Once admitted, students must provide a background check, drug screening, medical insurance, immunization records, and a completed Essential Job Function form. All general education requirements must be completed prior to the last semester of the program. Current, unencumbered NREMT or Alabama EMT license is acceptable credit for EMS 118 and EMS 119. Documents must be presented to Admissions/Registrar to receive credit.  All paramedic courses must be passed with a minimum of 75 in order to progress in the program.


This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of Alabama Transfers state transfer and articulation reporting system.

The Coastal Alabama Community College Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic 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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
9355 113th St N, #7709 
Seminole, FL 33775 

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions 
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

Semester One (Fall)

EMS 100 is an optional course for students to pursue CPR certification for the healthcare provider.

EMS 107 is an optional course for students to pursue EVOC-Ambulance training.

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Semester Two (Spring)

BIO 103 Principles of Biology is required to register for BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I.  BIO 103 may be waived for students who have been awarded prior credit for a college science course, successfully completed high school anatomy & physiology, or completed a health certificate program.  Please seek a health sciences adviser to see if qualified.  


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Semester Three (Summer)

PSY 200 or 210 will satisfy the psychology requirement.  SPH 106 or 107 will satisfy the speech requirement.

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