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2003-2004 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2003-2004 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services Management

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(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) 788-2429 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

General Education Program - 34 s.h. in addition to courses taken for the major.

I. General Education Program

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”.

The following courses are not required, but strongly recommended :

IV. Electives

(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.

First Year - Fall or Spring Semesters

  • 10–12 s.h. of General Education courses

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 - Summer Session

C. Third Year - Fall Semester

  • Up to 2 s.h. of General Education courses

D. Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Fourth Year - Fall or Spring Semesters

  • Any uncompleted General Education courses or electives to total 130 s.h.
  • SMRT 479 - Personnel Management (3 s.h.)

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