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    Emergency Medical Services

    EMS Academy

    Please note that this degree program is not currently accepting new students.

    Associate Degree Objectives

    • To prepare EMS-certified staff members to assume higher levels of responsibility and advance professionally within the health care industry.
    • To bring EMS students to a more sophisticated understanding of personal, social, and cultural development.
    • To provide instruction and practice in oral, written, and electronic communications as these relate to professional performance.
    • To broaden students’ understanding of questions of conscience and increase their sensitivity to diversity through focused study of philosophy and literature.
    • To facilitate personal growth and understanding of relevant medical data by means of mandated self-development coursework.

    Degree Information

    A maximum of 65 college credit hours will be awarded for those completing the EMS Degree. Completion of the EMS Degree requires successful completion of the Paramedic Training Program.

    View the curriculum guideline (for students beginning in Fall 2018) – PDF

    This degree program is offered exclusively at the Scranton campus.