College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Fire Service Management Program
Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Management
INTEREST SURVEY EXPLANATION
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) is proposing to offer a Bachelor of Science degree program in Emergency Medical Services Management in the local area. Results of the following interest survey will help SIUC learn more about the potential student base and provide us with enough information to determine if the student base will be adequate to support such a venture. Should there be a sufficient interest in the program; classes could begin sometime in 2016, depending on student interest.
The Program The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree includes a 48 semester-hour major, 41 semester-hour University Core Curriculum (UCC) (general education), and a 31 semester-hour approved career electives component for a total of 120 semester hours. The UCC can be satisfied by transfer credit from other institutions, and the 31 hours of career electives can be satisfied by acceptance of technical training or related course work.
SIUC proposes to deliver the 48 semester-hour EMS major at a local area community college, using a weekend format that spans a sixteen-month period of time. Each semester includes four 3 credit hour courses. Currently, two of the three courses are taught in class on Saturday or Sunday, depending on one’s work schedule using the hybrid method of attending class the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekend and using online the 2nd and 4th weekend. The third class is taught completely online. The fourth class is an independent study course and spans the length of the semester. Students who enroll full-time (12 semester hours) each of four consecutive semesters are able to complete the 48 semester-hour major in 16 months.
SIUC’s current tuition and fees are approximately $375.00 per semester-hour. All SIUC courses are eligible for tuition assistance and the Veterans Administration educational benefits. SIUC’s on-site staff will assist students who wish to apply for PELL Grants or Student Loans.
Please complete the survey by following this link:
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-- Rural Medical Transportation Network
Dennis Presley, MPA Project Coordinator
SIU School of Medicine
Center for Rural Health & Social Service Development