Emergency Response and Operations (AAS) - Paramedicine Emphasis

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Response and Operations program provides students with a curriculum specific to the student’s individual needs in addition to the knowledge and skills needed in today’s changing public safety workplace. The program develops education, skills, and techniques for planning, responding, and mitigating various emergency situations within the student’s specific discipline with emphasis on effective response and operations. The curriculum combines coursework in public safety emergency services with a general education component.

In addition to the Paramedicine emphasis, the following Emergency Response and Operations (ERO) program tracks are available at GCC:

Admission Criteria

You may be required to complete a program entrance exam as appropriate OR Permission of Program Director.

Program Requirements

  • Minimum tenth grade level reading proficiency as demonstrated by appropriate Reading placement exam.
  • A written application, written and skills-based testing, and in-person interview with the Program Director must be completed prior to admission into the GCC program.
  • Application and further details are available online through the Department`s website; you should plan to have the application process completed at least eight (8) weeks before the start of 200-level courses.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.

EMT104 requires students to complete additional hours in a competency-based clinical, vehicular, and/or scenario based experience. Depending on the college, this may be completed through EMT104AB or program director-approved rotation.  At GCC, students are required to take EMT104AB to meet this requirement.  Please see Program Notes on this web page for the specifics.

Being certified in the state as an EMT and Paramedic will also require you to pass National Registry Exams and to apply for initial and advanced licensure.

Any general education courses that can completed prior to starting the degree will reduce your workload during the program.

You must complete 0-21 credits of Restricted Electives (RE). You cannot select courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area. You will need to select the appropriate number of credits needed to meet the program total for completion of your track.

Some RE courses may have prerequisites/corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking courses with additional requisites you will need to adjust your academic plan to include these courses OR obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements.

If you are transferring to a state university, you should select general education requirement courses with designation values.

For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

Apply for graduation when enrolling for your final semester.

Name: SID:
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