Isothermal Community College

Health and Public Services

Emergency Medical Science

Available Programs

Associate degree is available in this curriculum.

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

Program Outlines

What is the first step to becoming an Emergency Medical Science Technician?

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. All EMTs and paramedics must complete a formal training program. All states require EMTs and paramedics to be certified; requirements vary by state. The first step in acquiring the training necessary is to complete EMT training, which is offered through Isothermal Community College’s Emergency Services program within the Continuing Education department.

What is the Emergency Medical Technology Consortium?

Cleveland Community College is the administrative unit for the Emergency Medical Technology Consortium program. The Emergency Medical Technology Consortium is defined as a cooperative effort by Cleveland Community College and Isothermal Community College to form one unit for the purpose of providing education for the EMT Associate Degree. The EMT Associate requires 75 hours of credit for graduation. Through the EMS bridging option, currently credentialed EMT-Paramedics can receive up to 44 hours of advanced placement credit. The remaining course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. 

What fields or jobs are available for Emergency Medical Science majors?

  • Ambulance services
  • Fire and rescue services
  • Air medical services,
  • Specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies 

Who employs Emergency Medical Science majors?

  • Ambulance services
  • Local government, excluding education and hospitals
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private

Where do I find more information?

  • Program Advisor – 828-395-4210
  • Learning Support and Retention Counselor – 828-395-1436
    • Assess your interest and abilities