Associate of Applied Science - EMS

We offer entry-level EMS-Basics through the completion of your Associates!

For more information contact:
Shawna McGill, MSN, RN
Division Chair of Allied Health
Nursing Program Director

Is there a future in an Emergency Medical Service career?

Employment for EMTs is expected to grow 9 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Earnings of EMTs depend on the employment setting and geographic location of their jobs, as well as their training and experience. Median hourly wages for ETS were $14.10 in May 2008.

Why choose a career in Emergency Medical Services?

People's lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and gunshot wounds require immediate medical attention. EMTs provide this vital service as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility. The work is not only physically strenuous but can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations and suffering patients. Nonetheless, many people find the work exciting and challenging and enjoy the opportunity to help others.

What will I learn in the EMS program at CCC?

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Field Experience
  • Recognition of life-threatening conditions
  • Patient stabilization
  • Fluids and electrolytes
  • Adult and pediatric peripheral IV therapy

Why is the EMS program at CCC so outstanding?

Students participating in the Emergency Medical Services program at Clovis Community College receive a state-of-the-art, well-rounded, hands-on education. The experienced, professional faculty at CCC are dedicated to working with our students from entry level EMT-Basic through the completion of the Paramedic Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Here are the classes you will need to complete in order to earn your Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services. You can also view the CCC Course Catalog for more details, including course descriptions.