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Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours73
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayPublic Safety
AdvisorLiliana Zamora - NRP, BS
EMS Program Director
850.769.1551 ext. 5623

Senior Administrative AssistantVictoria Byrd
850.769.1551, ext. 5615

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Emergency Medical Services, AS

Do You Like Caring for Sick or Injured People?

Do you want to have the skills necessary to save lives? Are you the person everyone turns to during an emergency? If you answer yes to these questions, a career in Emergency Medical Services may be just for you. After you complete the Emergency Medical Services A.S program you will have the necessary knowledge, technical skill, and professional attitude and behavior to implement safe, effective, and appropriate care as an entry level Emergency Medical Technician‐Basic (EMT-B) or Paramedic.


Emergency Medical Services Requirements

English I
Visual & Performing Arts or
Philosophy/Religion or
Select one from a list of Math courses
Physical Sciences or
Biological Sciences
American National Government or United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
EMS Courses
EMT Courses
Paramedic Courses
Life Support Course

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with an Emergency Medical Services Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Emergency Room Technician
Fire Fighter

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
University of South Alabama

EMT Equipment
Two men giving CPR

EMS Application Simulations

Our North Bay Campus has all the facilities necessary to develop the skills needed in your new profession. Talk to the advisor today to see the variety of labs, ranges, and simulations that will be used during your training at Gulf Coast State College.

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How to apply to the Emergency Medical Services Program

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

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Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


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Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.


Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.