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How to Save a Life

Why choose this program?

People's lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and Mobile Intensive Care Nurses. Discover the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate vital medical care for incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drowning, childbirth, injuries and gunshot wounds. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

What will I experience?

  • Learn how to determine the nature and extent of various illnesses and injuries
  • Become proficient at administering efficient and immediate emergency pre-hospital medical treatment at the site of an emergency and during transport
  • Practice the systems and procedures of communicating with other professional medical personnel at emergency care sites as an integral member of an ambulance response team

What opportunities might it lead to?

The associate of science in emergency medical services degree can lead to an eventual career as an Emergency Medical Technician. Those who successfully earn the degree will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic written and practical examinations, which could lead to employment in a profession requiring emergency life-saving skills. State certification is required for employment as an EMT.

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