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Emergency Services - Firefighter/Emergency Care Emphasis, A.A.S.

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Requirements

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance in their careers.

Total Program Credits: 63

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ESFO 1350 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply (3.0) 3
or MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra (4.0)  
or MAT 1000 Integrated Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (5.0)  
  Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution Course (COMM 1020 and COMM 1025 Recommended) 3
  Any approved Behavioral Science, Social, or Political Science Distribution Course (PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 Recommended) 3
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course 3
  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environment Course (PES 1097 recommended) 1
Discipline Core Requirements: 16 Credits
  ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician--Basic (9.0) 9
or ESEC 114A Emergency Medical Technician-Part I (3.0)  
and ESEC 114B Emergency Medical Technician-Part II (4.0)  
and ESEC 114C Emergency Medical Technician-Part III (2.0)  
  ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing (4.0) 4
  ESFF 2100 Introduction to Emergency Services Leadership (3.0) 3
Emphasis Requirements: 31 Credits
  Any ESEC, ESMG, ES, ESFO, ESFF, ESAF, CJ, NSS, FSCI, MILS, courses 31

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

NOTE: Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for certification as a Paramedic through the National Registry of EMT's and the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
ESFF 1350 or MAT 1000 or MAT 1010 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply or Intermediate Algebra, or Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply  3
ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing 4
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 1
EMS Electives Any ESEC, ESMG, ES, ESFO, ESFF, ESAF, CJ, NSS, FSCI, MILS, courses 6
  Semester total: 17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ESFF 2100 Introduction to Emergency Services Leadership 3
EMS Electives Any ESEC, ESMG, ES, ESFO, ESFF, ESAF, CJ, NSS, FSCI, MILS, courses 6
Humanities/Fine Arts Any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution Course (COMM 1020  and COMM 1025 Recommended) 3
Social Behavioral Science Any approved Behavioral Science, Social or Political Science Distribution Course PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 Recommended) 3
Biology/Physical Science  Any approved Biology or Physical Science Distribution Course  3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
EMS Electives Any ESEC, ESMG, ES, ESFO, ESFF, ESAF, CJ, NSS, FSCI, MILS, courses 6
ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician--Basic  9
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
EMS Electives Any ESEC, ESMG, ES, ESFO, ESFF, ESAF, CJ, NSS, FSCI, MILS, courses 13
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 63

 

Department

Emergency Services

The Emergency Services department is in the College of Health and Public Services. To find the most up-to-date information from the Emergency Services department, visit their website.

Emergency Services department

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