Oct 17, 2021
(130 semester hours) Requirements are subject to change.
Emergency medical services (EMS) systems have grown in size and in the complexity
of issues facing EMS managers. This program is designed to provide the student
with the technical EMS skills and the management tools necessary to participate
in the operations of EMS systems in place today and to be prepared to lead systems
into the future.
Certification-level courses are offered up to and including the EMT—Paramedic
level, all of which have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public
Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services. In addition, each certification
course meets or exceeds the national training standards of the United States Department
of Transportation. The technical courses are complemented with offerings in emergency
management, business management, and the management internship program to provide
the widest range of EMS experience available in higher education today. Successful
completion of the major results in both certification at the EMT—Paramedic level
and the bachelor of science degree.
For more information about this major, contact Professor Judith Moore, chairperson
of the Emergency Medical Services Management Department, at (413) 748-3797 or
the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.
I. General Education Program (34 s.h. in addition to courses taken for the major)
To integrate the humanics philosophy into their lives, Springfield College students
engage in the search for knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of values
through a variety of courses in the sciences and humanities. In addition to those
General Education courses, students must complete 6 s.h. of Writing-Across-the-Curriculum
(WAC) courses. For more information see the General Education Program and WAC courses. In the major requirements listed below, selected courses which fulfill General
Education categories are marked with an asterisk; selected WAC courses are marked
with a “W”.
II. Departmental Core Requirements (46–46.5 s.h.)
The following courses are not required, but strongly recommended :
III. Related Core Requirements (45 s.h.)
(2.5–3 s.h. of electives, to complete 130 s.h.)
V. Sample Program By Year
The program listed below is a sample—courses are not guaranteed to be offered
during the semester or year listed. It is the student’s responsibility to insure
that all requirements are met on a timely basis and that needed prerequisite courses
are completed before taking upper-level requirements; therefore, they should consult
carefully with an advisor when planning their program.
In addition to the courses identified below, the following General Education
categories need to be fulfilled for this major: Computer Science, Health, Physical
Education, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Second Language/Culture, Visual
and Performing Arts, History, and Religion.
Courses marked with an * fulfill or partially fulfill a General Education category.
Courses marked with a w may fulfill a WAC requirement, depending on the year taken.
A. First Year - Fall Semester
First Year - Fall or Spring Semesters
- 10–12 s.h. of General Education courses
First Year - Spring Semester
B. Second Year - Fall Semester
Second Year - Fall or Spring Semesters
- 9–12 s.h. of General Education courses (12–15 if EMSM 160 and 186 are not taken)
Second Year - Spring Semester
Second Year - Summer Session
C. Third Year - Fall Semester
- Up to 2 s.h. of General Education courses
Third Year - Spring Semester
- Up to 3 s.h. of General Education courses or electives
D. Fourth Year - Fall Semester
Fourth Year - Fall or Spring Semesters
- Any uncompleted General Education courses or electives to total 130 s.h.
Fourth Year - Spring Semester