Emergency Medical Services Professions
Areas of Study

Overview
The ACC Emergency Medical Services Professions Program offers three levels of awards: an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Emergency Medical Services; a Level Two Certificate - Paramedic; and a Level One certificate in Emergency Medical Services - AEMT. All curricula combine classroom teaching with a supervised clinical, laboratory and ambulance experience. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and initial treatment techniques of medical and traumatic emergencies appropriate to the certification or licensure level being sought.

EMT classes are fun, active, challenging, fast-paced courses designed for the adult learner. These courses are not your typical college classes. Students are expected to spend a large amount of time outside of class studying, practicing skills, and applying the material that is presented in class. | EMT

Successful completion of the Level I Certificate leads to certification as an Advanced EMT (AEMT). This curriculum includes 19 College Credit hours and a total of 640 contact hours, 544 of these hours within EMSP program courses. | Advanced EMT (AEMT)

Successful completion of the Level II Certificate leads to certification as a Paramedic. This curriculum includes 45 College Credit hours and a total of 1584 contact hours, 1440 of these hours within EMSP program courses. | Paramedic

Successful completion of the Associate Degree of Applied Sciences leads to licensure as a Paramedic. This curriculum includes 60 College Credit hours and a total of 1776 contact hours, 1328 of these hours within EMSP program courses.

All courses in the Level I certificate apply to the Level II certificate. All courses in the Level II certificate apply to the Associate Degree Award. Depending upon individual circumstances, students may be required to repeat courses or complete competency exams if they stop-out after completing an award or are transferring in from another institution.