AS Emergency Medical Services
(60 Credit Hours)

Information for Current and Future Students

The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services is a specialized degree program designed to build a workforce that is customized to the expected needs of towns, cities and counties in Central New Mexico and beyond. Students in the program will receive basic academic and specialized hands on training needed to meet the professional educational needs of pre-hospital care providers. The program is designed to meet the National EMS Education Standards for the respective licensure levels and incorporates New Mexico requirements and EMT scope of practice. Upon successful completion of degree requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.33, graduates will be qualified for New Mexico and National Registry testing and will have completed the core curriculum requirements for the UNM-Emergency Medical Services Academy B.S. in Emergency Medical Services, with the exception of MATH 1350 and CHEM 1215/1215L. It is recommended that students applying to the UNM EMS Academy also complete these courses. The UNM EMS Academy requires a minimum of 2.5 GPA for admission. For transfer to other four-year institutions, students should be aware that core curriculum requirements are not necessarily met upon the completion of this degree

To receive the Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services, students will complete 60 credit hours, including the NM Core course requirements.


Students may apply their AS EMS toward transfer to UNM-Albuquerque Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services.


Students must attend mandatory EMS information session for permission to register for EMS Core courses. Students not yet admitted to EMS may attend the Info sessions.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (39):

Communications (6):

ENGL 1110 Composition I 3cr
ENGL 1120 Composition II 3cr

Mathematics & Statistics (3):

MATH 1220 College Algebra 3cr

Physical and Natural Sciences (12)

BIOL 1140 Biology for Health-Related Sciences 3cr
BIOL 1140L Biology for Health-Related Sciences Lab 1cr
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3cr
BIOL 2210L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1cr
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3cr
BIOL 2225L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1cr

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)

PSYC 1110 General Psychology 3cr

Humanities (3)

For required courses, refer to the General Education Curriculum 3cr

Second Language (3)

For required courses, refer to the General Education Curriculum 3cr

Arts and Design (3)

For required courses, refer to the General Education Curriculum 3cr

Student Choice (6)

For required courses, refer to the General Education Curriculum 6cr
Students planning to apply to the UNM EMS Academy should complete CHEM 1215/1215L as well as MATH 1350

EMERGENCY MEDICINE CORE (21)

EMS 113 EMT-Basic 8cr
EMS 120 Intro to EMS Systems 3cr
EMS 142 EMT-Basic Lab 2cr
EMS 143 EMT-Intermediate Lab 1cr
EMS 151 EMT-I Clinical & Field Experience 2cr
EMS 180 EMT-Intermediate 5cr

FOR ADVISEMENT: Contact the Advisement Center at (505) 863-7706 or the EMS Coordinator (505) 726-6324