Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Response and Operations

Firefighter

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Emergency Response and Operations

Academic Plan Code

3112

Credits

65.5–83.5

Emergency Response and Operations Track II Paramedicine

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. Additional Certificates of Completion (CCL) are available.

Program Prerequisites

 

 

 

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7-15.5
FYC First Year Composition Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area 3
RC EMT101 Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers Current validation in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer (0) OR Permission of Program Director 0.5
RC EMT104 or
(FSC104 and
EMT104AB)
Emergency Medical Technology or
(Emergency Medical Technology and
Applied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology)
OR Arizona State EMT Certification or equivalent OR Arizona State Paramedic Certification or equivalent OR Permission of Program Director 0.5–9
Oral Comm Oral Communications Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area COM230 recommended for Track II students 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
10-16
NS BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
Critical Rdg CRE101 or
CRE111
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or
Critical Reading for Business and Industry
OR equivalent as indicated by assessment. 0–3
RC EMT235 Basic ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation in the Emergency Setting 3
RC EMT236 Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting 3
RC EMT296WC Cooperative Education May be waived by Program Director based on prior experience 0–3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
18.5
FYC First Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First Year Composition area 3
RC EMT272AA Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area AJS258/FSC258/SWU258 recommended or Track II students 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15.5
RC EMT272AB Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5
Mathematics Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area 3

Term 5

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15.5-17.5
REC EMT240 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 2
RC EMT242 or
EMT265
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced
1
RC EMT245 or
EMT246
Trauma Management I or
Trauma Management II
2–4
RC EMT272LL Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum 7.5
HU Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area 3

Program Electives

Students must choose the appropriate number of credits to meet the (60 credits) program total for program completion.  Selected courses will not apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas.

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.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RE AJS+++++ or
DPR+++++ or
EMT+++++ or
FSC+++++ or
LET+++++
Any AJS prefixed courses or
Any DPR prefixed courses or
Any EMT prefixed courses or
Any FSC prefixed courses or
Any LET prefixed courses
0–20

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Response and Operations (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=114226).