Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Online Catalog 
2023-2024 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Studies, CT.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Catalog Search

Emergency Medical Studies Certificate

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Studies Certificate is intended for students who are interested in helping and treating patients in an emergency setting outside of the hospital. Prospective students should have interest in pathophysiology, basic medical concepts, patient care and be able to function effectively in a dynamic work environment.

The Emergency Medical Studies program of the certificate of achievement meets or exceeds the National Standard Curriculum set forth by the US Department of Transportation and adheres to New Jersey State Emergency Medical Technician Regulations NJAC 8:40 and 8:40A. The program is approved and sanctioned by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Emergency Medical Services www.state.nj.us/health/ems/.

The Certificate in Emergency Medical Studies is intended for prospective students that have obtained an academic degree or for those interested in a healthcare career.

Emergency Medical Studies Certificate Entrance Requirements:

Prospective students must meet the following requirements to be accepted into the program:

  • Have a current Heath Care Provider CPR certification, or completed EMT 100  prior to enrolling in EMT 106 .

Further Emergency Medical Studies Certificate Information:

  • The mandatory orientation session is held in one week prior to the start of each semester. The exact date will be provided upon enrollment in EMT 106 . There is no makeup session for this mandatory orientation session.
  • Students are required to submit proof of current good general health and vaccination status results at orientation in order to meet the clinical portion of the program. The fees associated with these tests are paid by the student.
  • Students should refer to the course syllabi for exact meeting dates and times.

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Studies graduates will be able to:

  • Perform competently in the roles and responsibilities outlined in the NJ State emergency medical technician scope of practice;
  • Manage pre-hospital patient care based on appropriate emergency medicine and pre-hospital care science for individuals of all age groups;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in decision making processes to improve the health and welfare of pre-hospital patients;
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with pre-hospital patients, their families, and fellow health team members, maintaining a professional manner and patient confidentiality.

After Union College

After successful completion of the licensing/certification exams, graduates of the program may obtain both a national and New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License making the graduate eligible for employment at an EMT service nationally. Graduates can apply to an Allied Health program (i.e.: Health Science, Licensed Practical Nursing, Paramedic Studies, Physical Therapy Assistant), to the Sport Management Program to complete an Associate’s Degree or to a four-year institution for continuation of a bachelor’s degree.

Recommended Sequence

Semester Total: 16

Semester Total: 14

Total Program Credits: 30

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Catalog Search