Interdisciplinary Studies – EMS Professions
The Interdisciplinary Studies – EMS Professions Associate of Applied Science program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of emergency medical services. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) allows customization of the program of study based on each student’s academic and professional goals. The AIS requires completion of 61 semester credit hours (21 hours of general education requirements and 40 hours distributed among one or more areas of emphasis). The program curriculum may be strategically selected to build upon the student’s goals and objectives. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition or continued education. A student might choose an interdisciplinary studies program if his or her specific goals and interests cannot be met through a school’s existing majors, minors and electives.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. They perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. Program graduates receive a AIS-EMS Professions degree and are employable as a EMS professionals/emergency medical services employees.
Students are accepted into the Interdisciplinary Studies – EMS Professions degree program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 61 semester credit hours.
Individuals wanting to enroll in the Interdisciplinary Studies – EMS Professions degree program must be motivated, personable, creative, and able to work independently. Appearance, punctuality, and professional attitude are only a few of the personal traits required to be successful in this profession.
Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode
- North Campus (Sandersville)
- South Campus (Dublin)
$19,760 – $35,000
Tuition & Fees: $7,093.00
Books & Supplies: $2,550.00
EMS Testing Fee: $113.00
Malpractice Insurance: $11.00
Drug Screen: $39.00
Criminal Background Check: $49.50
BLS for Healthcare Provider: $7.00
HCA Clinical Fee: $59.50
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)
Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Studies – EMS Professions degree program are prepared for responsible employment positions in various locations (i.e., EMS, hospitals, and clinics).
Submit a completed application and application fee;
Be at least 16 years of age;
Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on the SAT, CPE, or ACT may be substituted.
Competitive Admission Requirements
Students must complete an application to compete for their name to be placed on the list of potential program students. Check program pages for entry dates.