Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Associate in Science
For Fall Term 2021, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.
For more information, view class types.
Traditional face-to-face classes held on campus on set days and times. Masks/cloth face coverings and other precautions are strongly recommended.
Your heart to help, your need to work in your community and your passion for health care make you an ideal candidate to work in emergency medical services. Combine medical theory studies with clinicals and internships in the field and you’re ready for a rewarding, challenging career that makes you a life-support provider.
Getting Started: Spring Term 2022
Sept. 30: Financial Aid
Jan. 3: Application
Jan. 10: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
- Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
- Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want.
- Seamless transition: Most A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect® to UCF.*
- Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.
*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.
Your tuition shouldn’t go against your intuition.
Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,131||$6,380||$6,538||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,400||$11,472||$10,300|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$810||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2021-22 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
Lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Often the first to respond to medical emergencies, natural disasters and acts of terrorism, these emergency professionals apply split-second decision-making skills to assess and stabilize patients who are injured or sick and administer emergency medical care while transporting those patients to healthcare facilities
Most Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are hired by private services, fire departments, municipal/governmental organizations, or hospital-based ambulance companies. Paramedic specializations include tactical medicine with police departments, critical care inter-facility transport including aero-medical services, disaster management with technical rescue teams, primary health care with the federal prison system and industrial medicine in the oil and gas industry. Administrative, government, public health and education opportunities also are available.
For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 33 percent (much faster than average) through 2020. Continued demand for emergency medical technicians and paramedics will lead to new openings for personnel in local departments (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
College Credit Certificates
Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Paramedic Technology (EMT-P)
Students who hold Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification may receive 11 hours of college credit in the EMS A.S. Degree program upon proof of certification.
DirectConnect to UCF: Seminole State’s Emergency Medical Services A.S. degree is transferable to the University of Central Florida’s Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree.
Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field and/or transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to a college or university should consult with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all entry requirements for the baccalaureate program of their choice.
Graduates of this program are qualified to earn the following industry certifications:
- Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT), National Registry of Medical Technicians, (NREMT001).
- EMT-Basic, Florida Department of Health, (FDMQA007)
- JRC/EMS-Paramedic, Florida Department of Health, (FDMQA009)
- Paramedic (EMT-P), Florida Department of Health(FDMQA014)
- Paramedic, National Registry of Medical Technicians, (NREMT004.)