Associate in Science Degree
(73 Credit Hours)
Barry Puett, Social & Behavioral Sciences
941-408-1300, ext. 65656, Venice
To prepare students who have gained competency in the technical institute’s Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) in Basic Emergency Medical Technology and the Paramedic Certificate to acquire an Associate in Science degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The EMS degree is designed to provide a career option that includes work in an administrative, advanced clinical or educational setting. Workplace environments for degree completers include: EMS services, hospital emergency departments, industrial health and safety departments, and public safety agencies.
This is an articulated program between Manatee Technical Institute (MTI), Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). Students who have completed the Basic Emergency Technician ATD consisting of 250 hours and the Paramedic Certificate consisting of 1,100 hours, at MTI or SCTI, and the required general academic courses and the emergency medical services core courses at SCF, will be awarded an Associate in Science degree.
Program Entrance Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, the student must:
- Present copies of the ATD and certificates of completion to the SCF associate vice president of corporate and community development; and
- Complete 15 credit hours of the general academic courses listed below with a grade of “C” or better.