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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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Emergency Response and Operations (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Students pursuing Track I Fire Operations OR
Track II Paramedicine may be required to complete a program entrance exam as appropriate
OR Permission of Program Director.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|First Year Composition||Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area||Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|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||RC||0.5|
|Emergency Medical Technology or (FSC104 and Applied Practical Studies for Emergency Medical Technology)||Prerequisites: C or better in EMT101 or current validation in BLS Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer & (approp Reading placement test score to demonstrate min 10th grd level reading or completed Associates degree or higher from accred inst). or No requisites and Corequisites: EMT/FSC104, or EMT200, or (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, and EMT272LL), or EMT273, or certified EMT Basic, IEMT, or Paramedic in the State of Arizona, or permission of Instructor.||OR Arizona State EMT Certification or equivalent OR Arizona State Paramedic Certification or equivalent OR Permission of Program Director||RC||0.5–9|
|Oral Communications||Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area||COM230 recommended for Track II students||COM||3|
|BIO160||Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology||NS||4|
|College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Critical Reading for Business and Industry||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor). or Prerequisites: Reading Asset test score, or grade of C or better in RDG100, or permission of Instructor.||OR equivalent as indicated by assessment.||CR||3|
|EMT235||Basic ECG Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation in the Emergency Setting||Prerequisites: Current basic life support (BLS) healthcare provider/professional rescuer card and a grade of C or better in (EMT/FSC104 or permission of Instructor).||RC||3|
|EMT236||Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting||Prerequisites: Current basic life support (BLS) healthcare provider/professional rescuer card and a grade of C or better in (EMT/FSC104 or permission of Instructor). MAT082 or higher suggested but not required.||RC||3|
|EMT296WC||Cooperative Education||Prerequisites: Completion of 12 college credits, min 2.6 gpa and obtain a position related to academic or career goals or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: At least 1 class related to major or career interest or with permission of the Instructor.||May be waived by Program Director based on prior experience||RC||3|
|First Year Composition||Any approved General Education course in the First Year Composition area||FYC||3|
|EMT272AA||Advanced Emergency Medical Technology||Prerequisites: C or better in prereqs [Valid AZ EMT cert. & (MAT090 or higher or satisfactory score on placement exam), (ENG101 or ENG107), EMT235 & EMT236] or permission of Program Director. Comp written, oral & practical evaluation on all prereqs.||RC||12.5|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area||AJS258/FSC258/SWU258 recommended or Track II students||SB||3|
|EMT272AB||Advanced Emergency Medical Technology||Prerequisites: Valid Arizona EMT certification and a grade of C or better in EMT272AA. Comprehensive written, oral and practical evaluation on EMT272AA.||RC||12.5|
|Mathematics||Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area||MA||3|
|EMT240||Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)||Prerequisites: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) healthcare provider/professional rescuer card and a grade of C or better in (EMT235 and EMT236, or permission of Instructor).||REC||2|
|Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced||Prerequisites: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) healthcare provider/professional rescuer card and a grade of C or better in (EMT235 and EMT236, or permission of Instructor). or Prerequisites: Advanced cardiac life support course or emergency cardiac care course, and EMT-Paramedic certification, and current employment as an EMT Paramedic, or permission of Instructor.||RC||1|
|Trauma Management I or Trauma Management II||Prerequisites: Basic EMT certification or nurse with emergency room experience, or permission of Department or Division. or Prerequisites: Certified as a Basic EMT, Intermediate EMT, Paramedic, or Arizona registered prehospital nurse, or permission of Instructor.||RC||2–4|
|EMT272LL||Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum||Prerequisites or Corequisites: EMT272AA and EMT272AB.||RC||7.5|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area||HU||3|
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.
|Any AJS prefixed courses or Any DPR prefixed courses or Any EMT prefixed courses or Any FSC prefixed courses or Any LET prefixed courses||RE||0–20|
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Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
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=125790).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|