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EMT-Paramedic
Associate Degree Program

Earn a degree and begin your new healthcare career

Become an indispensable first responder and blossoming healthcare professional with Herzing University.

Our associate degree program contains all required paramedic courses included in our EMT-Paramedic diploma plus general education studies to provide a more well-rounded education for greater employment and advancement opportunities. Upon completing the associate degree program, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the role of emergency medical services personnel in the healthcare system.
  • Smoothly manage patients in chronic and acute settings.
  • Integrate ethical and legal concepts in all actions when serving the needs of diverse patient populations.
  • Intervene with basic and advanced life support techniques in a variety of emergency situations.
  • Express leadership as a paramedic in all interactions with patients in emergency settings.

By earning an associate degree, you can potentially transfer credit earned into a bachelor’s degree program, including nursing, healthcare administration, health sciences, and more. It’s your career—and we exist to help make you possible.

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Curriculum

EMT/Paramedic associate degree program classes & curriculum details

The associate degree program combines core paramedic courses and general education studies to ensure you have the comprehensive education needed to both succeed as a paramedic and build a strong foundation for continued education and career advancement.

Classes are delivered at our campus in Birmingham, Alabama. The associate degree program includes a 270-hour field preceptorship to ensure you earn the practical experience necessary to excel right from the start in your new career.

ProgramsMonthsiCredits
Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic2073
i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses in Paramedic

47.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. * 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences * Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 24.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines. **  A course with a critical thinking focus would be a course that addresses the theories and application of critical analysis with an emphasis on developing sequential reasoning skills. Examples may be courses in critical thinking, philosophy, logic, or science. *** Students in the state of Georgia must take a science course to fulfill this requirement.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Tuition & Cost

20 months | 73 credits

$441 per credit

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Tuition & Cost

With Herzing University, an affordable, career-focused education in EMT-paramedic studies is within your reach. We are always striving to make college more affordable for everyone.

Opportunities for financial aid include:

Requirements

EMT associate degree program enrollment prerequisites

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University associate degree program include:

  • Completion of a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Complete an enrollment application

Please contact our admissions team for more information.

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Associate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Degree Programs

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This emergency medical technician-paramedic associate program will cover the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system, applying the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assess and manage patients with emergency medical needs. Students will learn how to maintain a patient's airway and oxygenate and ventilate a patient, be able to take a proper history, and perform a comprehensive physical exam. Students will be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with other healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, and other allied health personnel. They will also be able to integrate pathophysiology principles, assessment findings, and critical thinking skills to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for trauma and medical patients of all ages. Graduates will be eligible to write the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians licensure exam and will be prepared for entrance into many challenging areas of hospital emergency departments, fire departments, and ambulance services.

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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

1. The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program at Herzing University - Birmingham is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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