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EMC B.Sc. - Clinical/Fire Option

Our Fire Service option is intended for students who envision a career as an operational Paramedic in a fire-based EMS system, and is designed to provide a broad education in EMS. This track also serves to prepare students for field-based Paramedic roles outside of the fire service, and the 300-level series of courses included leads to the student being eligible to take the NREMT Paramedic exam.

The credit hours of each course are listed beside them in parenthesis. 


General Education Courses totalling 36 hours

Student Success Seminar- JSO 100 (1).

This course requirement is waived for students transfering in 30 or more credit hours.

A Writing Intensive Course

Hours can be incorporated into Major, Supporting, Gen Ed, or Free Electives categories.

42 hours of Upper Division Courses

Distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories.

An Applied Critical and Creative Thinking (ACCT) course.  

Fire Option students will fulfill ACCT with EMC 362(3).

Total Hours of University Graduation Requirements: 37 hours


EMC Core Courses: 39 hours. Credit hours are listed parenthetically. 

Applicants to this program who are currently certified Paramedics may be able to receive credit for up to 18 hours of these requirements.

EMC 300(3)- EMS Operations/Behavioral Emergencies

EMC 303(3)- Intro to Cardiology

EMC 305(3)- Prehospital Management of OB/GYN and Pediatrics

EMC 310(3)- Advanced Cardiology

EMC 320 (3)- Trauma

EMC 335(3)- Medical Emergencies I

EMC 340(3)- Medical Emergencies II

EMC 342/342L(3)- Advanced Clinical I/Lab

EMC 352/352L(3)- Advanced Clinical II/Lab

EMC 360(2)- Advanced Field Internship I/Lab

EMC 362/362L(4)- Advanced Field Internship II/Lab

EMC 400(3)- EMS Systems Management

EMC 489(3)- EMS Research

Clinical/Fire Specific Courses: 32 hours. Credit hours are listed parenthetically. 

BIO 171(3)- Human Anatomy

BIO 301(3)- Human Physiology

CHE 101/101L(3)- General Chemistry I/Lab

CHE 102/102L(3)- General Chemistry II/Lab
EMC 420(3)- EMS Service Design & Budget
EMC 430 or 430W(3)- Legal & Ethical Aspects of EMS
EMC 440(3)- EMS Instruction (satisfies KBEMS prerequsities for KY EMS Instructor credentials)
EMC 480(3)- Topics in Emergency Medicine
FSE 200(3)- Applied Fire and Safety Analysis
FSE 225(3)- Legal Aspects of Fire Protection and Safety
FSE 320(3)- Principles of Emergency Services
PSY 200(3)- Intro to Psychology
PSY 308(3)- Abnormal Psychology

Free Electives: 12 hours.


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