Emergency Medical Science, AAS - How it Works
The Emergency Medical Science, AAS will prepare you to take the board examination to be a licensed paramedic/mobile intensive care technician (MICT).
The program is broken into two parts:
General Education Courses
You may take any courses that meet the general education requirements for an AAS degree. These courses usually comprise your first year of classes at JCCC if you attend full time. To be eligible to apply for the paramedic/MICT program, you must take anatomy, physiology or anatomy/physiology in the science cluster. You must complete these courses with a 2.0 or greater GPA in order to be considered for the professional courses. Contact Charles Foat for specifics.
These are the courses that will specifically train you in the paramedic field, including a clinical rotation in the hospital setting and field internship with an advanced life support ambulance service.
At this point, candidates are selected to continue in the program based on grades earned in the general education courses and an interview with EMS faculty.
The professional courses are limited to 24 students. It is possible that you may complete the general education courses, but not be able to continue in the program if you are not selected. You may reapply for the following year if you are not selected immediately.
Before you can begin the second part of the degree you must:
- Have a current EMT certification or be enrolled in the EMT course.
- The deadline for applying for the spring 2015 term has passed.
- Once you have read the information packet, you can apply online. The application deadline is October 1.
(If you are still taking general education courses when you fill out the application, you must provide proof of enrollment in the courses and a letter of recommendation from general education faculty.)
- Interview with the EMS department.
If you are accepted into the program, you will take classes in the spring, summer and fall, completing the program in December.