Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.

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Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.

Department: Emergency Medical Science

Total Credit Hours: 56 credits

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Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (17 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 or Applied Math  3
Writing ENG 101 or English Composition I 3
Communication COM 101 Introduction to Communication 3
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
Social Science HIS 101 or US History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 
HIS 103 or African-American History to 1877
HIS 104 or African-American History since 1877
POL 101 or American Government 
Natural Science BIO 110/BIO 113 Human Biology & Human Biology Lab 4
Elective COL 101 College Success Seminar 1
Core Course Requirements* (39 credits)
This requirement is fulfilled by submitting proof of passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Exam. These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements.
PSY 210 Human Growth and Development 3
HIM 110 Medical Terminology 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total Required Hours: 56 credits

What Is Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.?

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Emergency Medical Science is the result of formal agreements between St. Charles Community College (SCC), as well as an agreement between SCC and St. Charles County Ambulance District (SCCAD). SCC grants 30 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree for students who submit proof of passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Exam for paramedics. These credit hours will be applied to the degree once all general education courses have been completed. Students may begin taking the general education courses required for the A.A.S. at SCC at any time.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow 24% from 2014-2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, the median annual wage for employees working in the emergency medical science field is $33,380.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Emergency Medical Science Careers

SCC graduates with an Emergency Medical Science (A.A.S.) degree typically advance their careers in emergency medicine.

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Denise Lammers,
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Jen Bussen,
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