UNM Los Alamos

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

About the Program

The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Service is a specialized degree program designed to build a workforce that is customized to the expected needs of towns, cities and counties in Northern New Mexico and beyond. Students in the program will receive basic academic and specialized hands on training needed to meet the professional educational needs of pre-hospital care providers. The program is designed to meet the 1998 EMT National Standard Curriculum requirements and incorporates New Mexico requirements and EMT scope of practice. Upon successful completion of degree requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.33, graduates will be qualified for New Mexico and National Registry testing and will be eligible for admission to the UNM Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services program.

A minimum of 73 credit hours with a minimum grade of 2.33 are required. At least 15 of these 73 credit hours must be UNM catalog credit courses taken in residence. A grade of C or better is required in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of the core curriculum. A minimum of C is also required in each Technical Core course.

General Education Requirements

WRITING AND SPEAKING (12 CREDIT HOURS)

  • ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition (3)

or

  • ENGL 112: Composition II (3)

or

  • ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition (3)
  • ENGL 120: Composition III (3)
  • ENGL 220: Expository Writing (3)

or

  • ENGL 290 Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
  • CJ 133: Public Speaking (3)

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (6 CREDIT HOURS)

  • MATH 121: College Algebra (3)
  • STAT 145: Introduction To Statistics (3)

PHYSICAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES (16 CREDIT HOURS)

  • BIOL 123: Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors (3)

and

  • BIOL 124L Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors Lab (1)
  • BIOL Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences (3)

and

  • BIOL 247L: Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences Lab (1)
  • BIOL 238: Human Anatomy and Physiology II for the Health Sciences (3)

and

  • BIOL 248L: Human Anatomy and Physiology II for the Health Sciences Lab (1
  • CHEM 121: General Chemistry (3)

and

  • CHEM 123L: General Chemistry Lab (1)

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (6 CREDIT HOURS)

Select two courses from the UNM Core Curriculum in Social and Behavioral Sciences

HUMANITIES (6 CREDIT HOURS)

Select two courses from the UNM Core Curriculum in Humanities

FINE ARTS (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Fine Arts

FOREIGN LANGUAGE (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Select one course from the UNM Core Curriculum in Foreign Language

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 52 CREDIT HOURS

TECHNICAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 21 CREDIT HOURS

  • EMS 113: EMT-Basic (8)
  • EMS 142: EMT-Basic Lab (2)
  • EMS 120: Introduction to EMS System (3)
  • EMS 143: EMT-Intermediate Lab (1)
  • EMS 151: EMT-Intermediate Clinical and Field Experience (2)
  • EMS 180: EMT-Intermediate (5)

TOTAL TECHNICAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 21 CREDIT HOURS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 73 CREDIT HOURS