Emergency Medical Services Technology, Fire/Medic Option, AAS

Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Technology, Fire/Medic (224003AAS)

Contact Information

Mr. Dennis Ragins MPA, EMTP
Associate Professor of Practice and Lead Faculty Member
The Polsky Building 316
330-972-2051
dragins@uakron.edu

Program Information

The Emergency Medical Services Technology, Fire/Medic Option program offers both professional certification and a quality education. It not only goes beyond providing training required for certification, but it also recognizes the amount of learning associated with a Licensed Paramedic Program. Graduates of the program will have state certification as an EMT-Paramedic, which will enable them to provide the highest level of emergency medical service available.

The AAS in Emergency Medical Services program offers both professional certification and education. It not only goes beyond providing training required for certification, but it also recognizes the amount of learning associated with a Licensed Paramedic Program. These programs enhance the skills service components with the additional critical thinking, problem solving, and cultural diversity awareness attributes of higher education.

Upon application and matriculation to the University and a concurrent presentation of an official paramedic transcript from an accredited EMS training facility with a graduation date of 1985 or thereafter, academic transfer credit will be awarded to individuals for certified paramedic education as part of the Emergency Medical Services Technology degree Fire/Medic option.

Career Information

The AAS in Emergency Medical Services (both options) offers both professional certification and education. It goes beyond providing training required for certification; it also recognizes the amount of learning associated with a Licensed Paramedic Program. These programs enhance the skills service components with the additional critical thinking, problem solving, and cultural diversity awareness attributes of higher education.

Salary Information

  • Occupation Code: 29-2041
  • Occupation Title: Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Employment Estimates

  • Employment: 460
  • Employment RSE: 11.1%
  • Employment per 1000 jobs: 1.487
  • Location Quotient: 0.852

Wage Estimates

  • Median Hourly: $12.81
  • Mean Hourly: $13.61
  • Mean Annual: $28,310
  • Mean RSE: 2.9%

Cooperative Education

As a fire protection student, you may participate in a 15-week internship. The internship consists of a full-time assignment in a fire protection agency. The Internship program provides valuable fire related experience with regional fire organizations such as fire departments, private fire investigation organizations, hazardous material compliance organizations and others.

Also, our Fire Protection Technology majors are encouraged to participate in special projects such as fire training, educational tours and fire related research projects. It will provide you with first-hand experience, help you learn what a career in that area of fire protection is all about, and aid you in making important career decisions.

The following information has official approval of The School of Disaster Sciences and Emergency Services and The College of Health and Human Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. Transfer students should consult their Advisor to identify courses that are equivalent.  

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
2020:121 English 3
2030:161 Mathematics for Modern Technology 4
2230:100 Introduction to Fire Protection 4
2750:120 Medical Terminology 3
7750:230 Human Relations 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
2230:254 Fire Prevention 3
2230:295 Field Experience I 2
2230:296 Field Experience II 2
2420:263 Professional Communications and Presentations 3
2780:206 Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours30

30 Block credit for State of Ohio, Department of Public Safety / EMT-Paramedic Certification from an accredited paramedic training facility.

2240:201Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic I3
2240:202Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic II3
2240:203Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic III3
2240:204Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic IV3
2240:205Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic V3
2240:206Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic VI3
2240:207Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic VII3
2240:208Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic VIII3
2240:209Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic IX3
2240:211Fundamentals of EMT-Paramedic X3
Total Hours30

Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.