Program Location: Fairhope Campus
Nursing and Allied Health Division
Length: Two-Year Program (A.A.S. Degree);
This is a full-time program designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enter and progress in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) occupation as employees of pre-hospital care providers and other health care facilities that provide emergency medical care. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Registry Examination as administered by the National Registrar of Emergency Medical Technicians. Course curriculum subject to change without prior notice.
- Unconditional Admission to the College.
- Receipt of completed application for the Paramedic program.
- Possession of a current NREMT-Basic EMT certification or Alabama EMT license and proof of successful completion of an advanced EMT course within the last two academic years prior to starting the paramedic courses.
- Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA with the College.
- Good standing with the College.
- Meeting the Essential Functions or Technical Standards required for EMS.
- Prerequisite courses are ENG 101, MTH 100, and BIO 201.
Once admitted, students must provide a background check, drug screening, medical insurance, immunization records, and a physical exam. 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.
SEE ADVISOR ABOUT PREREQUISITE AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
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 STARS.
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.