Emergency Medical Services Technology

Emergency Medical Services Fundamentals

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics provide vital attention to sick and injured people in a variety of situations and locations. The University of Akron and Akron General Medical Center have teamed to offer this 66-credit hour Emergency Medical Services Technology degree.

  • You will first spend 10 months studying pre-hospital and emergency medical care at Akron General Medical Center, making you eligible to sit for Ohio certification as an EMT-paramedic.
  • At The University of Akron, you will augment your skills with coursework in:
    •  anatomy and physiology
    • medical terminology
    • pharmacology
    • safety and management topics pertinent to emergency responders
  • Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Real-world Experience 

You are encouraged to gain practical professional experience through the University’s optional cooperative education program or through an internship. Participation gives you firsthand, on-the-job training in your area of interest within the field of emergency medical services. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school. As an added benefit, you can earn a competitive salary. 

Emergency Medical Services Student Organizations

Interact with other emergency medical services students and professionals in the field through organizations such as: 

  • International Emergency Management Student Association
  • Fire Protection Society

Sample Curriculum


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