Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.

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Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 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) and Respond Right EMS Academy (REMSA), 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

24%
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.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (31-32 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 or Applied Math  3-4
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Any LIT Any LITERATURE 3
COM 101 Oral Communications 3
Social Science HIS 101 or US History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 State & Local Government
Natural Science CHM 101/103 Introduction to Chemistry & Laboratory 4
Humanities PHL 160 Ethics 3
Elective BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 216 Abnormal Psychology 3
Core Course Requirements* (30 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.
Total Required Hours: 61-62 credits

Suggested Schedule Planning

CourseTitleCredits
First Semester (16-17 credits)
CHM 101/103 Intro to Chemistry and Lab 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
MAT 105 or Applied Math  3-4
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Second Semester (15 credits)
PHL 160 Ethics 3
HIS 101 or US History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 State & Local Government
COM 101 Oral Communications 3
PSY 216 Abnormal Psychology 3
Any LIT Any LIT course 3
Total Hours Required For Graduation: 61-62 credits

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