Associate in Science in EMS

Mt.SAC offers an A.S. in EMS to enhance your career path.  In the U.S., Kansas and Texas are following the lead of the global EMS community in requiring degrees as part of paramedic licensure. Degrees are expected in EMS; typically, paramedics are prepared at the Master's degree levels in most other areas of the world.  As more paramedics are realizing other career options abroad, this global view is necessary to realize your full professional potential.

In some states, the A.S. degree is the minimum for application to a job as a Paramedic. Why not take advantage of this opportunity as a part of your training? A successful EMS professional is always forward-thinking and preparing for any option. Preparing for job competition begins with the acquisition of certificates, degrees and professional certifications (Critical-Care Paramedic, etc.).

We also offer this degree option for those who have attended institutions that do not offer a degree option but still possess a current CA Paramedic license. If you attended a college that offered a degree in EMS, you should petition that college for graduation.

For further information on our EMS degree, please contact the Technology and Health Division Office at 909.274.4750 or email Yen Hang at  Please note that this is not an entry-level degree. The A.S. in EMS is intended for those who have successfully completed our Paramedic Program. To complete the Paramedic Program, you must possess an Emergency Medical Technician certificate in the state of California and have completed the 1200 hours of field experience needed to apply to the program.

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in EMS

The expansion of EMS is faster than ever. Whether you are preparing for promotion or preparing to see the world, you should know the resources available for the next step in your education. Please see this link to the National Association of EMT list of Bachelor's and Master's degrees.