As an Associate of Science it can be completed in a total of 64 credit hours. The benefit is that the General Education requirements of the Associate of Science (rather than Applied Science) set up students to easily move into a baccalaureate degree later on if they so choose. ASP students will still take coursework that helps them learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills and build a well-rounded educational foundation. Students who successfully complete the 300-level series of courses will be eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic exam.
University Graduation Requirements
General Education courses from the following categories (15 hours):
3 credits in 1A – ENG 101 – Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric
3 credits in 1B – ENG 102 – Research, Writing, and Rhetoric
3 credits in 3A or 3B – Arts and Humanities Course
3 credits in 5A or 5B – Social and Behavioral Science Course
3 credits in 2 (Quantitative Reasoning) or 4 (Natural Science with Lab)
Student Success Seminar – GSD 101 Foundations of Learning (3 credits)
This requirement may be waived for students transferring in with 30 or more credit hours.
In order to satisfy PCC requirement, you must take 2 courses in the same foreign language within 24 credit hours of enrollment if student is <21 years old and/or transferred into EKU with fewer than 24 credit hours.
EMC Core Courses: 33 hours. (credit hours are listed parenthetically)
Applicants to this program who are currently nationally registered or state-certified paramedics may be able to receive credit for up to 18 hours of these requirements.
EMC 300 (3) – Emergency Operations, and Behavioral Crisis
EMC 303 (3) – Introduction to Cardiology
EMC 305 (3) – Prehospital Management of OB/GYN/Pediatric Emergency
EMC 310 (3) – Advanced Cardiology
EMC 320 (3) – Advanced Life Support: Trauma
EMC 335 (3) – Medical Emergencies I
EMC 340 (3) – Medical Emergencies II
EMC 342 (3) – Advanced Clinical I
EMC 352 (3) – Advanced Clinical II
EMC 352L(0) – Advanced Clinical II Lab
EMC 360 (2) – Advanced Field Internship I
EMC 362 (4) – Advanced Field Internship II
Supporting Course Requirements: 6 hours. (credit hours are listed parenthetically)
BIO 307/307L (3) – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 308/308L (3) – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Free Electives: 7 hours.