The Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Emergency Medical Service Paramedic is designed for students seeking a broad program of study in EMS Paramedic. EMS personnel are finding an ever-increasing number of applications for the training and experience they possess, but moving into these areas requires an expanded and comprehensive education beyond the basic training of EMS certificate programs. The purpose of this degree program is to provide the expanded education necessary for the future licensed paramedic. The EMS associate’s degree plan provides students with a comprehensive educational package. The primary emphasis of this degree program is the development of professional attitudes, reasoning / analytical capabilities, and patient care skills. The future of EMS as an in-demand health care profession is bright. Graduates may find employment as pre-hospital paramedics, emergency department technicians, EMS educators, and EMS managers. Additional opportunities for graduates are developing in health and safety engineering, and public health.
Promoting the Accreditation Status of a Program
According to CAAHEP Policy 302 and CoAEMSP Policy I.13.b. and d., in at least one of its comprehensive publications customarily used to officially convey institutional information, the Program must state the following including the contact information for CAAHEP and CoAEMSP as shown below:
"The Weatherford College EMS Academy #600363 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)."
To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs
for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlet, TX 75088