Degree Program

The Emergency Medical Services Program is designed to provide instruction at the certificate and associate degree level for the EMS professional. The program is based on the National EMS Education Standard for the EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic. Upon EMS Graduate Photo completion of the selected program, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry certification exam. After passing the National Registry certification exam, the candidate will then be eligible to apply with the Office of EMS & Trauma for licensure. Upon licensure, the EMS professional is allowed to perform life-saving skills under medical direction as defined by his/her scope of practice.


The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients. The Paramedic’s scope of practice includes invasive procedures and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Paramedic education represents the highest level of out-of-hospital care. Graduates of the Paramedic Certificate Program are encouraged to take the additional prescribed college courses in order to complete the Associate of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services.

How to Apply

Returning ASU Darton College of Health Professions AEMT “Certificate” graduate

  • Complete the ASU Darton College of Health Professions Re-Enrollment Process

Transfer Student

  • Proof of current Paramedic licensure
  • Submit unofficial transcript to EMS Program Director
  • Submit official transcript to the Albany State University Registrar's office
  • Must be able to complete eighteen (18) hours of core classes at ASU related to EMS degree requirements

Degree Programs of Study

Emergency Medical Services Degree (0367)

Required Courses Course Name Sem. Hrs.
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
BIOL 1100K* Human Anatomy & Physiology for the Healthcare Professional 4
MATH 1111 OR
MATH 1001
College Algebra (or higher MATH) OR
Quantitative Reasoning
BUSA 2101 Survey of Computer Applications 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 General Psychology 3
Area C Elective Choose one from Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Program Total Credits 22

 * May substitute BIOL 2411K AND BIOL 2412K for this requirement (Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II)

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