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2015-2016 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2015-2016 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Safety - Emergency Medical Services

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Emphasis: Public Safety

Concentration: Emergency Medical Services

This program is designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .


• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency Exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.



  • Be admitted to the college
  • Be currently licensed as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Tennessee. Students must submit a copy of a current AEMT card to the Paramedic Program.
  • A copy of the CPR healthcare provider level certificate must be submitted that includes one-person, two-person, infant, and child CPR.
  • Applicant may be required to take a knowledge test if the student has been out of AEMT for more than one calendar year.
  • Submit a separate application to the Paramedic program and be admitted.
  • Submit proof of medical malpractice insurance and health insurance as required.
  • Complete a physical exam, along with all required vaccinations and/or titers.
  • Meet other admission requirements as stipulated in the Rules of the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services.


First Year

Second Year


First Year

Second Year

Program Degree Requirements - A.A.S. Public Safety - Emergency Medical Services

General Education Requirements (17 hours)

Total Credit Hours 60

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