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Emergency Medical and Health Services Degree

Your Paramedic Certificate can be the start of an Associate of Applied Science degree! 

Paramedic Certificate + 42 Credits = AAS Degree

Not starting the Paramedic program until summer quarter? You can complete all but one course of the 42 additional credits needed to earn your EMHS Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree before starting the Paramedic program. You may also choose to complete the additional 42 credits after completing the certificate program.  *Note:  The EMHS AAS degree is designed for TCC Paramedic students only.  Certified Paramedics from other training programs, may be considered for TCC's Allied Health AAST degree.

With TCC's EMHS AAS degree, you'll have the option to work as a Paramedic. You'll also have the option to go further along this career pathway. The EMHS AAS degree prepares you to transfer into Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) programs, such as TCC's Community Health BAS program. 

Interested in earning an EMHS AAS degree as well as a Paramedic certificate? See the program curriculum




The EMHS AAS degree is part of TCC's EMS program.  

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Apply to the Paramedic Program

Ready to apply to the Paramedic Program? The 2022 Paramedic Application is now available. The deadline for submission is March 18, 2022.