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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic (EMS-P), A.A.S.

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HEGIS: 5299.00

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic (EMS-P) degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. understand his/her roles and responsibilities as an entry-level paramedic within an EMS system, and how these roles/responsibilities differ from other levels of providers
  2. integrate comprehensive knowledge of EMS systems, safety/well-being of the paramedic and medical/legal and ethical issues, which is intended to improve the health of EMS personnel, patients, and the community
  3. integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression and treatment/disposition plan for a patient with special needs and patients of all ages
  4. apply fundamental knowledge of principles of public health and epidemiology including public health emergencies, health promotion, and illness and injury prevention.
  5. integrate comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology to formulate a treatment plan intended to mitigate emergencies and improve the overall health of the patient.

College Requirements:

Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.

Civic Engagement Experiences:

Two (2) Civic Engagement experiences satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component courses or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:

One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200  or ENG 2400  also satisfies this requirement.

Required Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):

When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major

* This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

Flexible Core (2 Courses, 7 Credits):

The following two (2) courses are required in the major and also satisfy CUNY Flexible and Required Core, Scientific World (Group E) requirement:

E. Scientific World Designated Course

This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.


0 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits

Total Credits: 60

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