Emergency Medical Services Technology
Emergency Medical Services Fundamentals
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics provide vital attention to sick and injured people in a variety of situations and locations. The University of Akron and Akron General Medical Center have teamed to offer this 60-credit hour Emergency Medical Services Technology degree.
- You will first spend 10 months studying pre-hospital and emergency medical care at Akron General Medical Center, making you eligible to sit for Ohio certification as an EMT-paramedic.
- At The University of Akron, you will augment your skills with coursework in:
- anatomy and physiology
- medical terminology
- safety and management topics pertinent to emergency responders
- Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- are innovative and interactive
- use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning
You are encouraged to gain practical professional experience through the University’s optional cooperative education program or through an internship. Participation gives you firsthand, on-the-job training in your area of interest within the field of emergency medical services. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school. As an added benefit, you can earn a competitive salary.
Emergency Medical Services Student Organizations
Interact with other emergency medical services students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:
- International Emergency Management Student Association
- Fire Protection Society
- Emergency Medical Services Technology — A.A.S.
- Emergency Medical Services Technology - Fire/Medic Option — A.A.S.
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