Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
BIO101 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
EMS122 Paramedic I
EMS124 Paramedic I Clinical
EMS221 Paramedic II
EMS223 Paramedic II Clinical
ENG124 College Composition
EMS222 Paramedic III
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
PSY121 General Psychology
EMS224 Paramedic IV
MTH125 College Algebra
COM122 Interpersonal Communication
FST228 Firefighter 1 & 2
TOTAL CREDITS 71
The fire service is a noble and gratifying career. Firefighters are called upon to respond to many different situations. The main goals of a firefighter are to save life, protect property, to render humanitarian and special services, and to safeguard the environment. On any given day a firefighter may be called upon to respond to structural fires, car fires, animal rescues, brush fires, childbirth, hazardous materials incidents, water rescue, and more. Firefighters are confronted with challenging situations and must act quickly and decisively to mitigate these incidents to protect the public and themselves from harm. Firefighters are held in high regard by the public they serve. Today’s firefighters are cross trained to also serve as paramedics. A firefighter/paramedic is ready to serve the public at all levels of emergency response.
Stark State College offers an associate in applied science degree of emergency fire services. The level I and II firefighter certification course, EMT, and paramedic certification courses are included within this degree pathway, as well as courses designed to enhance the skills necessary to function as a firefighter/paramedic.
According to various sections of the Ohio Law and Regulations for Certification and Licensure Boards, persons convicted of any felony will not be accepted into the emergency fire services and the emergency medical services programs at Stark State College. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor may not be accepted into the emergency fire services and emergency medical services programs at Stark State College. For more information, contact the Emergency Fire Services Program Coordinator.
Please be advised that this curriculum could change. Students are required to follow the program curriculum in effect when they begin taking technical courses, not when students are accepted to the College or program.