Emergency Medical Services

Degree Type
Associate of Science

Altamonte Springs
Fort Lauderdale

Program Length
9 quarters*

There are careers that leave people wondering if they’ve really made a difference. It’s safe to say that the individuals working in emergency medical services (EMS) - don’t have that problem.

The demand for skilled Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) is high and expected to increase by as much as 7% by 2028**, making it an exciting career choice that should include plenty of job prospects for the foreseeable future.

City College offers a comprehensive EMS program at all five campus locations in Florida. The Associate of Science in Emergency Services program is designed to prepare students to provide potentially life-saving medical treatment as first-responders in a variety of emergency situations.

The best way to see if City College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself!

You can tour our facilities and meet with both students and instructors. 

What You Will Learn

The City College EMS program can be completed in as few as 27 months and includes courses covering critical first aid and life-saving techniques. You’ll also be learning important communication skills that teach you how to interact with patients and how to perform under pressure. But there’s no substitute for the real thing – you’ll get essential hands-on experience through hands-on labs and internships at local trauma centers, fire rescue departments, and ambulance services; experience that will help prepare you for the real world of EMS after graduation.

Standards matter when it comes to educating students in the EMS field. That’s why City College’s EMS program follows the most current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum. The EMS Associate of Science program 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).

Program Highlights

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Patient Assessment
  • How to Treat Injuries
  • Administering IVs

Program Outcomes

Core Courses

  • Emergency Medical Technician I
  • First Responder
  • Paramedic I
  • Paramedic II Laboratory
  • Paramedic III Externship

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Career Opportunities

Your City College Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services degree is not just a piece of paper. It’s a valuable tool that may open the door to more opportunities! And the EMS program encompasses both EMT training and Paramedic courses. Helping students acquire a much broader range of skills to take into the workforce upon program completion and will also help prepare you for the EMT and Paramedic licensure examination. Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:

Critical Care Paramedic

ER Medic / Tech

Firefighter  EMT / Paramedic

Flight Paramedic

Ocean Rescue – EMT

S.W.A.T. Paramedic

IS A CAREER IN emergency medical services RIGHT FOR YOU? FIND OUT!

TAKE THE CITY COLLEGE "emergency medical services CAREER TRAINING

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

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* A quarter is made up of 11 weeks and students may carry 8 to 16 credits per quarter.

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Applicants should read the Paramedic Technical Standards from D.O.T./ADA Compliance before submitting an application.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 | Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350 | www.caahep.org

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 | Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445 | FAX (214) 703-8992 | www.coaemsp.org