Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services program at Wallace State Community College prepares students to become competent entry-level EMTs. EMTs are licensed at three levels in Alabama, EMT, Advanced EMT, and EMT-Paramedic. Students completing all three EMT certificate levels and all academic core curriculum courses may receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services.

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Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

Wallace State’s programs boast a top-notch reputation with outstanding licensure and job placement rates, small class sizes and an award-winning faculty.  Choose Wallace State’s Emergency Medical Services degree for a career in a highly-rewarding, high-demand field at a fraction of the cost of attending a university.  And if you do choose to continue your education, you’ll be two years ahead on an advanced degree, with employment potential and cost savings to boot.  

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About the Program

People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics—EMTs with additional advanced training to perform more difficult pre-hospital medical procedures. EMTs and paramedics provide vital medical attention as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility.

In an emergency, EMTs and paramedics typically are dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator, and often work with law enforcement and fire department personnel. Once they arrive, they determine the nature and extent of the patient’s condition while trying to ascertain whether the patient has pre-existing medical problems. Some paramedics are trained to treat patients with minor injuries on the scene of an accident or at their home without transporting them to a medical facility. Emergency treatment for more complicated problems is carried out by the paramedic under the direction of medical doctors by protocol or verbal orders.

The purpose of the Emergency Medical Services Program is to prepare students as competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). As of 2012, EMTs are licensed at three levels in Alabama: EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic. Students completing all three EMT certificate levels and all academic core curriculum courses may receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services. Graduates qualify for employment with air and ground ambulance services, fire and rescue departments, industrial safety departments, and emergency departments within medical facilities.

Program Overview

Emergency Medical Services


Degrees/Awards Offered

AAS, C, STC


Availability

  • Day

Emergency Medical Services


Curriculum: Program of Study

Pathway Maps: Associate in Applied Science, Certificate, Short-Term Certificate

 

Career Outlook

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