If you are a licensed or licensure-eligible paramedic, or have been accepted into the paramedic program, the emergency medical services AS degree program offers you an opportunity to specialize in education, management or technology.
You must be currently enrolled at HCC or apply to HCC and meet the entrance requirements as outlined in the most current catalog. Unless you have previous college English and math, or have a college degree, or have college-entry level English and math SAT/ACT scores, you will have to take the College Placement Test. Specific program requirements are outlined below.
In order to enter this program, you must:
1) be at least 18 years of age
2) have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0
3) be free from physical or mental defects or diseases which might impair your ability to function as an EMT
4) be free from addiction to narcotics or any controlled substance
5) provide proof of immunizations and PPD within one year of starting EMT
6) complete an FDLE Criminal Background Check
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
Course work combines classroom lecture, practical skills laboratory and actual patient clinical experiences. The lecture portion (seven credit hours) covers the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician as well as skills required by the state. The practical skills laboratory portion (three credit hours) includes application practice and performance testing in simulated patient care situations. The clinical portion (two credit hour) provides actual patient care during transport to a hospital and in the hospital setting. EMT is currently offered at the Dale Mabry, Plant City, and South Shore campuses.
NOTE: An additional cost for a criminal background check is required. Drug testing is required.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
†BSC 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 cr.
†BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory - 1 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
Mathematics General Education CORE - 3 cr. YEAR I – Second Semester
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
†BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology II - 3 cr.
†BSC 2086L Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory - 1 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.
Completion of EMT College Credit Certificate - 11 cr.
Completion of Paramedic College Credit Certificate - 42 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.