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Firefighter/EMT Option
Healthcare Specialist/Paramedic Option

Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
This program offers a broad education in the principles and practical applications of fire and emergency medical services. Successful
students earn required state and national certifications necessary for securing employment with fire departments, industrial firms, governmental agencies, fire protection companies, healthcare agencies, and emergency medical services agencies. Individuals seeking entry level employment in municipal fire departments will need certification as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (FF/EMT). Students interested in employment in the healthcare field will benefit from the Healthcare Specialist/Paramedic (HS/Paramedic) option.


Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science

Procedures for Application:
Complete all Tulsa Community College application and entry requirements. Contact a Fire and Emergency Medical Services
representative for an interview and consultation.


For More Information Contact:
Northeast Campus-Fire and Emergency Services Programs:
(918) 595-7089


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 20

Biology 4 hours
 BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors

Chemistry 4 hours
CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry

Communication 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
and select one course from the following:
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

Social Science 6 Hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 46

Core Courses 22 hours
(Required for both options)

Biology 8 hours
BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy
BIOL 2154 Human Physiology

Computer Science 3 hours
CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications

Fire and Emergency Medical Services
FEMS 1113 Principles of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Safety and Survival
+*FEMS 2413 EMT - Introduction
+*FEMS 2424 EMT - Practicum
+*FEMS 2431 EMT - Clinical

Students may choose from one of the following two degree options:

1)Firefighter/EMT Option 24 hours

FEMS 1123 Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival

FEMS 1133 Fire Behavior and Combustion
FEMS 1143 Principles of Community Risk Reduction
FEMS 1153 Building Construction for Fire Protection
FEMS 2163 Public Safety Leadership and Ethics
FEMS 2173 Public Safety Personnel Administration
FEMS 2183 Public Safety Legal and Ethical Decisions
FEMS 2193 Public Safety Professional Portfolio Development

2) Healthcare Specialist/Paramedic Option 24 Hours
+*FEMS 2513 Introduction to Paramedicine
+*FEMS 2521 Paramedicine Clinical Introduction
+*FEMS 2532 Paramedic Patient Assessment
+*FEMS 2621 Patient Assessment Clinical
+*FEMS 2713 Paramedic Trauma and Trauma Clinical
+*FEMS 2724 Paramedic Medical
+*FEMS 2731 Paramedic Medical Clinical
+*FEMS 2741 PreHospital Trauma Life Support
+*FEMS 2811 EMS Clinical
+*FEMS 2821 Paramedic Special Considerations and Assessment Based Management
+*FEMS 2831 Special Considerations Clinical
+*FEMS 2841 Paramedic Operations
+*FEMS 2852 Physician Internship
+*FEMS 2862 EMS Internship


Total Credit Hours: 66
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of the catalog).
+ Students who have passed the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examinations at either the EMT Paramedic level may apply for advanced standing credit in these courses. Students may also apply for Advanced Standing Credit in an FEMS course by successfully completing FEMS 2193 Portfolio Assessment Seminar.


General education requirements can be found at: