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The AAS in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Emphasis Degree Program is currently accepting new applications.
Great Basin College offers a two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic. GBC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
The mission of Great Basin College’s Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program is to prepare students already certified at the EMT and AEMT levels to continue their education to the most advanced level of prehospital care.
The paramedic student receives anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and medication administration instruction as well as training in advanced medical skills. Extensive related course work and clinical and field experience is required. Paramedic education prepares the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) examination and become certified as a paramedic.
Enrollment in the program is limited and students are only admitted in the fall semester. Selection is made using a point system. Points are awarded for EMT and AEMT certification, in addition for each general education course taken and passed students will receive additional points. General education courses are not required for admittance into the program but students with completed courses will have a higher point range for admittance. Students must have a passing grade of C, in all courses, to receive additional points. Specific paramedic courses that are part of the program may not be taken prior to admission.
Students who do not have an ACT or SAT score and who have not started English and mathematics requirements, must complete the English/mathematics Accuplacer Placement Test. There is no charge for this test, and it must be taken prior to enrolling in prerequisite courses. The Accuplacer Placement Test is available at the Academic Success Center. For more information and testing times, call 775-753-2149.
Year of admission to the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program determines catalog year and course requirements.
Prerequisites to be completed prior to or during the semester in which application is made to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program include:
Questions about the AAS Degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program or the application process can be directed to the Department of Health Science and Human Services at 775-753-2301.
Admission to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Special application and admission requirements exist for EMS. Prospective students should:
Upon completion of the program, students are expected to:
Pathway from Certification to a Degree
Great Basin College is pleased to offer national registered paramedics (NRP) the opportunity to achieve an associate’s degree with college credit for the hard work you have already done.
In order to be considered for admission to the AAS-Paramedic program, all students must meet the requirements for formal admission to Great Basin College. College level courses of equivalent semester hour credit and content may be transferred by direct credit from other regionally accredited institutions.
To be considered eligible for admission into Great Basin College’s AAS-Paramedic Program, applicants must show evidence of current national registry status as a paramedic. State certified paramedics are not eligible for this degree offering.
Students applying for the AAS-Paramedic Program must meet the following minimum criteria:
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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!
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