Interdisciplinary Studies – EMS Professions

Program Overview

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.

Career Traits/Requirements

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)

Salary Potential

$19,760 – $35,000

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $7,093.00
Books & Supplies:  $2,550.00

Additional Fees

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.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Studies – EMS Professions degree program are prepared for responsible employment positions in various locations (i.e., EMS, hospitals, and clinics).

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Access links and forms for Competitive Admissions Programs.



Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language Arts/Communications (6 credit hours required)
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours required)
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6 credit hours required)
  • Choose 3 credit hours:
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose 3 or more credit hours:
  • CHEM1151Survey of Inorganic Chemistry3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • CHEM1151 LSurvey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PHYS1110Conceptual Physics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PHYS1110LConceptual Physics Lab1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1113Precalculus3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1127Introduction to Statistics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • Choose one of the following:
  • ENGL2110World Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose 40 additional credit hours:
  • ALHS1011Structure and Function of the Human Body5 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ALHS1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • EMSP1110Introduction to the EMT Profession3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP1120EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP1140Special Patient Populations3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP1160Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • EMSP1510Advanced Concepts for the AEMT3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT1 credit hours30 contact hours
  • EMSP1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT3 credit hours90 contact hours
  • XXXXxxxxOccupational Related Elective - 5 Credit Hours5 credit hours contact hours