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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science
Brightpoint Community College

This two-year degree prepares students for a job as a paramedic. Graduates of this program are eligible to test to become a certified Paramedic.

Outcomes

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Perform a comprehensive advanced assessment, physical exam, and appropriate management of a medical patient.
  2. Apply all psychomotor skills within the scope of practice of a paramedic.
  3. Demonstrate competency in the affective domain in both complex simulations and through internship experiences.
  4. Integrate and apply comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology into treatment plans for a variety of complex medical, trauma and behavioral conditions while leading a prehospital care team.
  5. Show an ability to practice personal safety and crew resource management to prevent injury to patients, practitioners, and bystanders.
  6. Use advanced treatments for cardiac, neurological, and trauma patients, following national standards.


Program Credit Requirements
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Requirements
Required Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
65
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
65
Course Grad for 146-01
65
This requires a minimum GPA of 2
Required Courses 146-01
65
Transfer credits will be evaluated, and as applicable, up to 48 credits may be applied to this program.
EMS 111
7
Earn 7 credits: Complete the following
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Complete the following
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
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Complete courses from the following Course list:
EMS 120
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
ENG 111
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
PHI 220
3
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PSY 230
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 203
2
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 204
2
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EMS 247
1
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EMS 248
2
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 121
2
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Approved Elective
3
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SDV 101
1
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BIO 145
4
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EMS 123
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 125
1
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EMS 126
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EMS 127
1
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EMS 128
1
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 135
2
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EMS 136
1
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EMS 137
1
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EMS 138
1
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EMS 139
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EMS 140
1
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 141
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 142
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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EMS 175
2
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EMS 213
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 202
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 206
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 210
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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EMS 212
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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EMS 165+D440
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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EMS 163
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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EMS 167
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 164
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 216
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
EMS 249
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me?
Program Requirement Notes
Program Requirement Notes

Students must apply to the JTCC Paramedic Program. Please see additional information at: https://www.jtcc.edu/academics/ems-paramedic-aas-additional-info. This degree is offered at the Chester Campus.

What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Brightpoint Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
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Program Successes & Highlights
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Brightpoint accepts multiple forms of credit for prior learning, including scores on standardized tests such as AP/IB/CLEP/DANTES as well as courses and training completed in the military, criminal justice academies, technology certification programs, and health services certification programs. See https://www.brightpoint.edu/paying-for-brightpoint/pay-tuition/military-veterans-educational-benefits/credit-for-prior-experience/
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Brightpoint Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admission Application
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Transfer Student Aid
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College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? At Brightpoint, our vision is "A success story for every student." With our small classes, our large number of courses and in-demand programs (including many online!), partnerships with area employers, and our award-winning faculty, Brightpoint Community College can help you begin your journey to a Bachelor's degree, a job, or both!
Transfer Student Catalog Year A student's catalog year determined by their first semester of attendance.
First Year Student Catalog Year A student's catalog year determined by their first semester of attendance.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Not required.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
29-2042.00Emergency Medical TechniciansAssess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
25-1071.00Health Specialties Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
29-2043.00ParamedicsAdminister basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations