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2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

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The degree is designed to address the educational needs of Tennesseans who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of emergency medical services. It was designed to incorporate the National Educational Standards and therefore, meets current, accepted scope of practice within the field of study.

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

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Emphasis: Emergency Medical Services

Concentration: Paramedic

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 ( 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, 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 .

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.


Concentration Description:

The Paramedic concentration provides a student with the competencies necessary to assume the role of a leader in emergency medical services or public safety. Upon completion of this concentration, the graduate possesses the skills and abilities to function in the workforce as a paramedic in a leadership role.


  1. Be admitted to the college.
  2. 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.
  3. A copy of the CPR healthcare provider level certificate must be submitted that includes one-person, two-person, infant, and child CPR.
  4. Applicant may be required to take a knowledge test if the student has been out of AEMT for more than one calendar year.
  5. Submit a separate application to the Paramedic program and be admitted.
  6. Submit a proof of medical malpractice insurance and health insurance as required.
  7. Complete a physical exam, along with all required vaccinations and/or titers.
  8. 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.



Program Degree Requirements - A.A.S. Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

Total Credit Hours 60

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