Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services

Associate of Applied Science Degree

(60 Semester Credit Hours)

  •  Fall
    Course # Course Name Hours
    BST 1303
    or
    CIS 1113
    Introduction to Computers
    or
    Fundamental Computer Operation
    ENGL 1013  Composition 1 
    HSCI 1113  Medical Terminology 
    HSCI 1123  Human Anatomical Structure I 
    TMAT 1203 Technical Math II
    (or higher math)
    Total Hours   15 

    Students must apply to and be admitted into the technical phase of the Paramedic program before taking any of the EMTP courses below. Students must be currently licensed with the Arkansas Department of Health Division of EMS as an EMT or have taken, and passed with a grade of "C" or better, an Emergency Medical Technician course within the last one year and be eligible to take the state exam prior to being admitted into the program.

  •  Spring
    Course # Course Name Hours
    EMTP 1233 Medical Emergencies I w/Lab
    3
     EMTP 1234 Clinical Practicum I 4
     EMTP 1243 Pharmacology 3
     EMTP 2101 Cardiology I 1
    ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
    HSCI 1243 Human Anatomical Structure II
    Total Hours   17
  •  Summer (10 week courses)
    Course # Course Name Hours
    EMTP 2202 Cardiology II Lab
    (co-requisite: EMTP 2203)
    2
     EMTP 2203 Cardiology II
    (co-requisite: EMTP 2202)
    3
     EMTP 2313 Medical Emergencies II 3
    Total Hours   8
  •  First Summer Session (five week courses)
    Course # Course Name Hours
    EMTP 2111 Clinical Practicum II
    (prerequisite: EMTP 1234)
    1
    Total Hours   1
  •  Second Summer Session (five week courses)
    Course # Course Name Hours
    EMTP 2211  Clinical Practicum III
    (prerequisite: EMTP 2111) 
    EMTP 2212 Emergency Medical Services Operations  2
    Total Hours   3
  •  Fall
    Course # Course Name Hours
    EMTP 2311 Assessment Based Management 1
    EMTP 2316  Paramedic Internship
    (prerequisite: EMTP 2211) 
     EMTP 2323 Trauma Management 3
    EMTP 2413 Medical Emergencies III w/Lab
    (prerequisite: EMTP 2313)
    3
     3 Hours  Any Approved Social Science
    Total Hours   16

 

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services
to Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

(60 Semester Credit Hours)

  •  Fall
    Course # Course Name Hours
    BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
    BST 1303
    or
    CIS 1113
    Introduction to Computers
    or
    Fundamental Computer Operation
    ENGL 1013  Composition 1 
    OZRK 1001
    or
    TECH 1001
    Orientation to the University 1
    MATH 1003
    or
    MATH 1113
    College Mathematics
    or

    College Algebra
    Total Hours   14

    Students must apply to and be admitted into the technical phase of the Paramedic program before taking any of the EMTP courses below. Students must be currently licensed with the Arkansas Department of Health Division of EMS as an EMT or have taken, and passed with a grade of "C" or better, an Emergency Medical Technician course within the last one year and be eligible to take the state exam prior to being admitted into the program.

  •  Spring
    Course # Course Name Hours
    BIOL 2414 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
    EMTP 1233 Medical Emergencies I w/Lab
    3
    EMTP 1234 Clinical Practicum I 4
    EMTP 1243 Pharmacology 3
    EMTP 2101 Cardiology I 1
    ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
    Total Hours   18
  •  Summer (10 week courses)
    Course # Course Name Hours
    EMTP 2202 Cardiology II Lab
    (co-requisite: EMTP 2203)
    2
     EMTP 2203 Cardiology II
    (co-requisite: EMTP 2202)
    3
     EMTP 2313 Medical Emergencies II 3
    Total Hours   8
  •  First Summer Session (five week courses)
    Course # Course Name Hours
    EMTP 2111 Clinical Practicum II
    (prerequisite: EMTP 1234)
    1
    Total Hours   1
  •  Second Summer Session (five week courses)
    Course # Course Name Hours
    EMTP 2211  Clinical Practicum III
    (prerequisite: EMTP 2111) 
    EMTP 2212 Emergency Medical Services Operations  2
    Total Hours   3
  •  Fall
    Course # Course Name Hours
    EMTP 2311 Assessment Based Management 1
    EMTP 2316  Paramedic Internship
    (prerequisite: EMTP 2211) 
     EMTP 2323 Trauma Management 3
    EMTP 2413 Medical Emergencies III w/Lab
    (prerequisite: EMTP 2313)
    3
     3 Hours  Any Approved Social Science
    Total Hours   16

 

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management, students will need to declare a major of Emergency Management, see an academic advisor on the Arkansas Tech-Russellville Campus, and take the additional coursework listed below (which must include 40 hours of 3000-4000 level courses).

Remaining General Education courses (15 hours):
  • Communication (3 hours)
  • Social Science (3 hours)
  • Fine Arts & Humanities (6 hours)
  • U.S. History/Government (3 hours)

EAM Core (36 hours)
Students must make a "C" or better in all required courses and practical applications.

Required EAM Courses include:

  • EAM 1013 Aim and Scope of Emergency Management
  • EAM 3003 Developing Emergency Management Skills
  • EAM 3013 Public Policy and Politics in Emergency Management
  • EAM 3023 Principles of Preparedness and Response Operations
  • EAM 3053 Introduction to Ethical and Legal Issues in Emergency Management
  • EAM 3063 Emergency Management Doctrine
  • EAM 4003 Principles of Disaster Relief and Recovery
  • EAM 4013 Mitigation and Continuity of Operations
  • EAM 4023 Information Technology and Emergency Management
  • EAM 4033 Emergency Management Research Methods/Analysis
  • EAM 4606 Capstone
EAM Electives (9 hours):
  • EAM 3033 The Social Dimensions of Disaster
  • EAM 3123 Public Information Skills for Emergency Managers
  • EAM 3143 The Economics of Hazards and Disaster
  • EAM 3243 Introduction to Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism
  • EAM 4043 Disaster and Emergency Management Ethics
  • EAM 4053 Community Management of Hazardous Materials
  • EAM 4063 Leadership
  • EAM 4083 Legal Issues in Emergency Management
  • EAM 4991, 4992, or 4993 Special Problems and Topics