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Emergency Medical Services Associate of Applied Science

An emergency medical services (EMS) school in the Kansas City metro area - Zona Rosa, MO

An emergency medical services (EMS) school in the Kansas City metro area - Zona Rosa, MO

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.


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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.

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