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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Technology, A.S. (2104)

EMS Technology.jpgThe EMS Technology degree prepares students for a career in emergency medical care as EMS Team leaders or trainers in emergency medicine practice. Students who complete the program are competent in recognizing and assessing medical emergencies, as well as rendering care at the scene of an emergency, in an advanced life support ambulance, and in other appropriate settings such as hospital emergency departments and intensive care units. The program consists of 73 semester credit hours.


National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) National Exam and State of Florida Exam Pass Rates

​# of
who attempted
FL exam
Exam, first
time tester
pass rate
overall pass
first time
tester pass
​2012 ​11 ​100% ​100% ​4 ​100%
​2013 ​22 ​86% ​100% ​5 ​80%
​2014 ​23 ​83% ​96% ​2 ​100%
 *NREMT not required for certification in Florida


​2012 ​2013 ​2014
​Enrolled/Completed ​15 admitted
13 graduated
​26 admitted
24 graduated
​27 admitted
21 graduated
​87% ​92% ​78%
​Attrition due to
non-academic reasons
​1 ​1 ​2
​Attrition due to
course failure
​1 ​1 ​4


Job Placement

​2012 ​2013 ​2014
​EMS Services ​7 ​12 ​16
​Fire Departments ​4 ​4 ​4
​Hospital ​1 ​4 ​1
​Military Service ​0 ​0 ​1
​Total ​12 ​20 ​22
​Percentage of
graduates employed
in EMS
​100% ​91% ​92%


 Program Details


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Program Purpose:
To further prepare registered paramedics who wish to pursue employment advancement opportunities that require an associate degree, such as management and teaching.

Program Explanation:

The program is composed of three parts:

  1. Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (B312)  
  2. Paramedic Certificate (6309)  
  3. Required college and General Education courses

To enroll in this program the applicant must do the following:

  • Meet the admission requirements of the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (B312)  program, apply for entry into the EMT program, be accepted and complete the EMT program
  • Meet the admission requirements of the Paramedic Certificate (6309)  program, apply for entry into the Paramedic certificate program, be accepted and complete the Paramedic certificate program
  • Enroll in and complete required college and General Education courses, which may be completed at any time [except for BSC1084C , as this course is a prerequisite for the Paramedic Certificate (6309)  program]

The paramedic portion of the A.S. degree in EMS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.  

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

This program is approved by the State of Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. 

Program Length:
73 credit hours

Admission Requirements:
A student may declare the A.S. degree in EMS as his or her program of study at any time through the TCC Admissions and Records office. The student is not officially admitted into the A.S. degree program until the student is enrolled in or has completed the TCC Paramedic program. The student must contact the Healthcare Professions Division to be officially admitted into the A.S. degree program.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements   for more important information.

View Healthcare Program Application Deadlines.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions, Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education

(850) 558-4500 or

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information

General Education (15 credit hours)


To satisfy State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any Communications, Humanities, Social Science or Mathematics course used to fulfill general education requirements.


All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.


* Students may substitute BSC2085 /BSC2085L , plus BSC2086 /BSC2086L  for BSC1084C .

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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