Associate of Technical
+ Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic
Mona Burke, M.A., RHIA, Advisor
This program combines academic course work with paramedic education to prepare Emergency Medical Technicians for leadership roles in today's emergency medical services field. The program recognizes satisfactory completion of the exam for National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Through BGSU's credit-by-exam process, students present official results of satisfactory completion of the written and practical portions of the NREMT exams in order to receive college credit that can be applied to this program. Science and anatomy and physiology course work complement practical skills and will result in enhanced understanding of body systems. Students are able to select two electives from a list of courses related to health care, cultural diversity, social work, medical ethics, or supervision.
The program is designed to allow continuation as a 2+2 program into BGSU's Bachelor's degree programs in Advanced Technological Education (ATE) or Applied Health Science (Allied Health specialization). The ATE program is ideal preparation for those desiring to work in paramedic education programs, while the Applied Health degree provides a greater understanding of the chemical and biological sciences as well as general health and wellness courses.
The associate degree program can be pursued in combination with or separate from the paramedic education portion received by any paramedic education provider.