Feb 20, 2024  

Emergency Medical Sciences, A.A.S.

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Making fast, life-saving decisions is probably the most important thing an emergency medical technician (EMT) paramedic can do. If you want to help those who are hurt or in need, have an interest in the health care industry and are a quick, critical thinker, you might consider a career in the emergency medical sciences. Oklahoma City Community College offers an associate degree in applied science in emergency medical sciences, which leads graduates immediately into the job market and prepares them for the National Registry paramedic exam. This degree is offered both traditionally and in an online hybrid format for those who live far from campus or who have work and family obligations. Entry into this program requires successful completion of EMS 1019 or equivalent or National Registry Certification as an EMT or Advanced EMT.

Program Notes

Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.Criteria available in division office. ++Special Admissions Procedures: All Health Professions students are required to submit a nationwide background and pre-placement drug testing prior to clinical/fieldwork. More information will be distributed upon acceptance into your respected program.

Credentialing: The ability to sit for the licensure exam, to meet the eligibility requirements to practice as a Paramedic will be approved or denied by the National Registry of EMT’s based on criminal history. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the National Registry of EMT’s and determine eligibility. It is strongly recommended that this be done prior to enrollment in the program. Accredited by: The Oklahoma City Community College EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org

Minimum of 60 Credit Hours

Course Grouping

Major Courses

(40 credit hours)

All major courses require a minimum of a “C” grade to qualify as a course prerequisite and to qualify the student for licensure. **This course has a clinical component that requires purchase of medical liability insurance, clinical uniform, drug testing and a National background check including a sex offender search.

General Education Courses

(18 credit hours)
Political Science



  • 1 Credit Hours
  • National Registry Certification as an EMT OR
  • Advanced EMT prior to entering Paramedic courses 

Life Skills Courses

(1 credit hour)

Support Courses

(8 credit hours)

Intercession 1 - 2 weeks

Term 1

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