3 credit hours

This is a technical elective course specifically designed for the Bachelor of Science in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology and EMS Administration degree programs. Topics focus on all aspects of EMS education including personal career development, educational program management, and industry advancement. This course will expose current national standards, as well as state laws and regulations that effect EMS. The history of the EMS industry will be revealed and the potential future will also be examined.  

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the personal attributes of a successful EMS provider, educator, leader, and mentor.
  2. Analyze educational curriculums and certification requirements to achieve a position as an EMS provider and educator.
  3. Identify the different types of EMS education programs and the requirements of each.
  4. Realize the alternative career transition opportunities for an EMS provider to a Community Paramedic, Nurse, Physician’s Assistant, Physician, etc.  Develop recommendations to further the future of the EMS industry within the overall healthcare system.

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