2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

Emergency Medical Services, AAS

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are trained to perform critical emergency medical intervention for both the traumatically injured and the acutely ill patient. Upon successful completion, Kalamazoo Valley’s basic EMT and emergency medical services programs qualify students to take the appropriate licensure exams. These programs have separate application processes and can be taken individually, however completion of a basic EMT program is one of the prerequisites for acceptance into the emergency medical services program. The associate of applied science degree in emergency medical services (EMS) option combines the basic EMT and paramedic-level coursework with additional general education courses.

*Please note this program requires a special application packet. Please see a health careers pathway advisor or counselor for more information and visit the Emergency Medical Services program page on our website for program information, FAQs, accreditation details, and more.

Associate of Applied Science

EMS Prerequisites

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 110Anatomy & Physiology

4

BIO 210Human Physiology

4

EMT 110Basic Emergency Medical Tech

9

or

EMT 105Medical First Responder

3

and

EMT 111EMT Basic I

3

and

EMT 112EMT Basic II

3

EMT 115EMT Clinical

1

Program Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 210Fundamental Prof Communication

3

EMT 124Emergency Pharmacology

2.5

EMT 134Emergency Medicine Foundations

3

EMT 136Advanced Life Support I

1.5

EMT 138Trauma & Emergency Care I

1.5

EMT 144Patient Assessment

2.5

EMT 154Advanced Cardiology

2.5

EMT 164EMS Systems & Operations

2.5

EMT 234Medical Emergencies

2.5

EMT 236Advanced Life Support II

2

EMT 238Trauma & Emergency Care II

1.5

EMT 244Trauma Life Support

2.5

EMT 246Advanced Life Support III

2

EMT 248Critical & Special Populations

2

EMT 254Special Populations

2.5

EMT 263Employability Certifications

2

EMT 265Field Internship

5

ENG 110College Writing I

3

or

ENG 160College Writing & Research

4

MATH 100Health Careers Math

1

PSY 150Introductory Psychology

3

WPE 101Principles of Fitness & Health

2

WPE 128Managing Stress

1

Total Credit Hours: 69

Commission on Accreditation of 

Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park St.

Clearwater, FL 33756

(727) 210-2350

www.caahep.org

as recommended by

Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs

for the Emergency Medical Services Professions

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

(214) 703-8445

www.coaemsp.org