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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services [2038 / 2538] †

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Associate in Science Degree

(73 Credit Hours)

Program Goal

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:

  1. Present copies of the ATD and certificates of completion to the SCF director of career and technical education; and
  2. Complete 15 term hours of the general academic courses listed below with a grade of “C” or better.

Program Co-Directors 

Jane Pfeilsticker, Natural Science
941-752-5271, Bradenton
941-408-1300, ext. 65271, Venice

Dr. Idelia Phillips, Director, Career and Technical Education
941-363-7230, Lakewood Ranch
941-752-5000, ext. 67230, Bradenton
941-408-1300, ext. 67230, Venice

General Academic Courses**

Total Credit Hours: 19

Emergency Medical Services Core Courses

Total Credit Hours: 54


** A grade of “C” or better must be attained for the courses meeting general education requirements for this degree.

+ Students may elect to earn an SCF A.A.S. degree if they complete MAT 1033  in place of the A.S. degree program’s minimum mathematics requirement [2538]. Note: The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree currently is being reviewed at the state level with the probability that it will no longer be available effective Fall 2013.

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