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Emergency Medical Services Associate of Applied Science

An emergency medical services (EMS) school in Albuquerque - East, NM

An emergency medical services (EMS) school in Albuquerque - East, NM

Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services

The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services program at National American University is a degree completion program specifically designed for military personnel (active, Guard, or Reserve) who have already completed emergency medical technician training and hold a current EMT or paramedic certification. Service members who have completed MOS-68-W training, or a service-comparable program, and hold a current certification will receive ACE-evaluated credit. Along with CLEP, DSST, and other prior learning credit for training and experience, military students could complete their associate degree within six months to a year and complete as few as five courses.


Offered through the university's signature performance-based curricula, the degree completion program provides students with broad general education and critical thinking skills, knowledge, and abilities. Graduates of this program will be qualified for a wide range of hospital-based and emergency care positions. The program is also an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a baccalaureate in EMS management, healthcare management, and general management.


The university does not offer the EMS/EMT training. Rather, this program is specifically customized for those already holding state or national EMT certification and who have completed EMS/EMT or paramedic training.


This program is offered online, with support services provided by the NAU locations listed below. Classes are offered as follows:


Online Classes Only – Students may not take any on-ground classes at the following locations:

Indianapolis, Indiana; Garden City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Wichita West, Kansas; Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Minnetonka, Rochester, and Roseville, Minnesota; Independence, Lee's Summit, and Zona Rosa, Missouri; Bellevue, Nebraska; Albuquerque and Albuquerque West, New Mexico; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Allen, Texas.


On-Ground Classes Permissible – In addition to online classes, students may take on-ground classes at the following locations: Centennial, Colorado Springs, and Colorado Springs South, Colorado; Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, South Dakota; Austin, Austin South, Georgetown, Houston, Lewisville, Mesquite, and Richardson, Texas.


Students in some programs may be required to…

Additional Program Info

Graduates of this degree-completion program will:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate effective writing, speaking, and quantitative reasoning skills.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

To read disclosure information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, select the type of student that best describes you.


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