Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

Associate of Applied Science - Curriculum Code 2117

The Paramedic has an advanced level of knowledge and skills in the field of emergency medicine. The Paramedic performs advanced life support measures including cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, starting IVs and administering medications. The EMSP program is accredited by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (OH319). Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

For more information about this degree, please contact Dawn Sgro at (440) 366-7186 or dsgro@lorainccc.edu.


Fall Semester (First Year)
ALHN 110  Medical Terminology 3
BIOG 121 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENGL 161  College Composition I 3
MTHM 121  Technical Mathematics I > 4
PSYH 151 Introduction to Psychology 3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester (First Year)
BIOG 122 Anatomy and Physiology II > 4
EMSP 120 Introduction to Advanced Emergency Care >** 9
MTHM 168 Statistics >


PEWL 151 Stress Management 1
Fall Semester (Second Year)
CMMC 151 Oral Communications 3
EMSP 121 Advanced Emergency Care II >** 6
EMSP 122 Advanced Emergency Care III >** 3
PHLY 174 Critical Thinking 3
PSYH 251 Human Growth and Development > 3
Spring Semester (Second Year)
EMSP 123 Advanced Emergency Care IV >** 6
EMSP 124 Advanced Emergency Care V > 3
FIRE 224 Legal Concepts for Emergency Services > 3
SOCY 151 Introduction to Sociology 3

Total Credit Hours: 68

1. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required upon entrance into the program.
2. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
3. ** Indicates that a grade of "C" (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.
4. Students who are only interested in being eligible for the Paramedic National Registry, must take BIOG 115 or BIOG 121 and 122 and EMSP 120, 121, 122, 123, and 124. A certificate of completion from the division will be awarded to these students.

5. Must be currently certified as an EMT-B in the State of Ohio

6. Students who begin the EMSP course in August (enroll in EMSP 120 in the fall semester), will take EMSP 121 and EMSP 122 in the spring semester and EMSP 123 & EMSP 124 in the 10 week summer semester. Those who begin EMSP courses in January, will take EMSP 121 during the 10 week summer semester, EMSP 122 during the 1st 5 weeks of the fall semester and EMSP 123 during the last 10 weeks of the fall semester. EMSP 124 will be taken in the fall semester.

7. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 more credit hours.


Established    November 2012

Effective        August 2013


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