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EMS-Fire Plan of Study
Plans of Study
In many areas, emergency medical services are provided through Fire Service agencies. This unique Associate of Technical Studies degree provides the student with the opportunity to combine these two programs into a degree with specific preparation for entering or advancing in such agencies.
The Associate of Technical Studies degree offers the EMT Certificate and the Paramedic Certificate accredited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS (certificate # 311). The Columbus State Community College Paramedic Certificate is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. (CoAEMSP # 600009)
Students must first complete the EMT course and then pass the State/National EMT Certificate written and practical exams. By state law a student must be certified as an Ohio EMT before enrolling in the Paramedic Certificate program. In addition to EMT certification as above, students must also complete EMS 1002 (Paramedic Preparation Course) as a prerequisite, and a pretesting process, which includes the Health Education Services, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment exam,
Good mental and physical health is critical in emergency services; therefore students must have a physical examination, meet the program health requirements and be covered by the EMT-student liability insurance. To meet clinical affiliation agreement requirements, students in the EMT and Paramedic courses must successfully complete a background check, which includes fingerprinting and drug screening.
Upon completion of the Associate of Technical Studies in Emergency Medical/Fire Science, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry level paramedic.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry level firefighter.
- Exhibit behaviors consistent with professional standards and employer expectations.
- Analyze legal, ethical and administrative concepts that influence EMS and Fire systems.
- Demonstrate the duties and responsibilities of Incident Command.
- Determine unique rescue tactics necessary to employ on emergency responses.
For student outcomes for EMT Certificate and Paramedic Certificate see Emergency Medical Services.
NOTE: If you currently have EMT, Paramedic, Firefighter I and II and/or Apprenticeship certification, you may qualify for Nontraditional Credit ("N") which may apply toward the degree. Contact EMS or Fire Science Technology faculty (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) to determine your individual status.
Emergency Medical Services/Fire Science Associate of Technical Studies Degree
|COLS 1100||First Year Experience Seminar||1|
|CHEM 1111||Elementary Chemistry I||4|
|BIO 1111||Introduction to Biology I||4|
|EMS 1861||Paramedic I||11|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||16|
|EMS 1862||Paramedic II||11|
|FIRE 1000||Principles Emergency Services||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||14|
|EMS 1863||Paramedic III||8|
|ENGL 1100||Composition I||3|
|EMS XXXX||EMS Rescue Courses (choose 2)||4|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||15|
|FIRE 1003||Fire Behavior & Combustion||3|
|FIRE 1005||Basic Building Construction for the Fire Service||3|
|HUM XXXX||Refer to approved list||3|
|MATH 1030||Beginning Algebra II||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||10|
|FIRE 1007||Fire Hydraulics/Water Supply||3|
|FIRE 1009||Fire Prevention/Protection Systems||3|
|PSY 1100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SOC 1101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|FIRE 1105||Strategies/Tactics of Firefighting||3|
|XXXX XXXX||Basic Elective - Refer to approved list||2|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||.||13|
|TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS||.||69|
The following courses are approved for Basic elective requirements:
|CRJ 1016||Government and the Law||3|
|EMS 1008||WMD for Emergency Services||2|
|EMS 1009||Emergency Psychiatric Intervention||2|
|EMS 2000||EMS Management||3|
|EMS 2001||Disaster Planning & ICS||2|
|EMS 2002||12 Lead EKG Interpretation & Adv. Cardiac Treatment||3|
|EMS 2005||Paramedic Refresher||2|
|EMS 2101||Critical Care Transport||6|
|EMS 2102||Public Safety Service Instructor||5|
|FIRE 1101||Legal Issues for the Emergency Services||3|
EMS Rescue Electives
The following courses are approved for Rescue elective requirements:
|EMS 1003||Introduction to Rescue for the EMS Provider||2|
|EMS 1004||River Rescue||2|
|EMS 1005||Ice & Cold Water Rescue||2|
|EMS 1006||Vertical Rescue||3|
|EMS 1007||Search and Rescue Certificate||5|
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)
|HART 1201||History of Art I||3|
|HART 1202||History of Art II||3|
|HIST 1111||European History to 1648||3|
|HIST 1112||European History since 1648||3|
|HIST 1151||American History to 1877||3|
|HIST 1152||American History since 1877||3|
|HIST 1181||World Civ I: Non-Western/Non-Amer/1500||3|
|HIST 1182||World Civ II: Non-Western/Non-Amer/Since 1500||3|
|HIST 2223||African American History I: 1451-1876||3|
|HIST 2224||African American History II: 1877-Present||3|
|HUM 1100||Introduction to Humanities||3|
|HUM 1270||Comparative Religions||3|
|MUS 1251||Survey of Music History||3|
|PHIL 1101||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
Prerequisite for FIRE courses in this degree: Firefighter II certificate (FIRE 1002) OR equivalent State of Ohio Firefighter II certification.
Prerequisite for EMS courses in this degree: EMT certificate (EMS 1860) OR equivalent State of Ohio EMT certification.
Prerequisite for Paramedic I course in this degree: EMS 1002 Paramedic Preparation Course.
Successful completion of FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002 will enable the student to sit for the State of Ohio Certification Exam for Firefighter I & II. State Certification in Ohio is required for employment at the majority of Fire Departments in the State.
Successful completion of the National Registry of EMT certification examination is required for an EMT to become State of Ohio certified and Nationally Registered. The State of Ohio certification is issued by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS and is required for employment in Ohio.
Successful completion of the National Registry of Paramedic certification and practical examination is required for an paramedic to become State of Ohio certified and Nationally Registered. The State of Ohio certification is issued by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS and is required for employment in Ohio.