Emergency Medical Science

  • Associate in Applied Science(AAS)
  • Program Length: 6 semesters, including 2 summer terms

Career Description

This program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the work force as paramedics. The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skill by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

Careers Available

Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, physicians’ offices, industry, educational institutions and government agencies.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $29,000 – $45,000/yr.

Course of Study

The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

Recommended Courses and Skills

High school algebra I and biology, and basic computer skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Providing personal care, assisting, coordinating work with others, operating, maintaining and inspecting machines and equipment. Following written and/or oral instruction, keeping records, analyzing, evaluating and thinking.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Emergency Medical Science Program, contact Page Chandler, EMS Program Coordinator, at 336.757.3064 or pchandler@forsythtech.edu.