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EMC 9 EMC BSc.- Clinical Fire and Safety Concentration

EMC BSc.- Clinical Fire and Safety Concentration

Our Clinical Fire and Safety option is intended for students who envision a career as an operational paramedic in a hybrid Fire/EMS system. It is designed to provide a broad education in EMS as well as prepare students for field-based paramedic roles outside of the fire service. Students who successfully complete the 300-level series of courses will be eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic exam.

University Graduation Requirements:

Total hours to complete degree with Clinical Fire and Safety Concentration: 120 hours.

General Education Courses totaling 36 hours

Student Success Seminar- JSO 100 (1).
This course requirement is waived for students transferring in 30 or more credit hours.

Writing Intensive Course
Hours can be incorporated into Major, Supporting, Gen Ed, or Free Electives categories.

42 hours of Upper Division Courses
Distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories.

An Applied Critical and Creative Thinking (ACCT) course.
Emergency Medical Care majors will fulfill ACCT with EMC Core Course: EMC 362(4).

Total Hours of University Graduation Requirements: 37 hours


Major Requirements:

EMC Core Courses: 39 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
EMC 400 (3) – Emergency Care Systems Management
EMC 489 (3) – Introduction to Research Methods

Supporting Course Requirements: 9 hours. (credit hours are listed parenthetically)
BIO 307/307L (3)  – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 308/308L (3)  – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
ENG 300 (3) – Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing

Clinical Fire and Safety Concentration Courses: 27 hours. (credit hours are listed parenthetically)

CHE 101 (3) – Introductory Chemistry
CHE 101L (1) – Introductory Chemistry Lab
CHE 102 (3) – Introductory Chemistry II
CHE 102L (1) – Introductory Chemistry Lab II

FSE 225 (3) – Legal Aspects of Fire Protection
FSE 320 (3) – Principles of Emergency Services

PSY 200 (3) – Intro to Psychology
PSY 308 (3) – Abnormal Psychology

STA 215 (3) – Introduction to Statistical Reasoning (replaced the formerly required FSE 200 that no longer exists)

Free Electives: 8 hours.


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Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1009

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