The Certificate in Emergency Medical Services Administration

The Certificate in Emergency Medical Services Administration consists of a cluster of required courses which include generalist knowledge regarding health services administration and the health care delivery system and specialized courses in emergency medical services organizations and the EMS system. The certificate can provide a specialty for health services administration majors or specialized knowledge and skills to those already working in EMS. The certificate will expand career opportunities with public and private ambulance services and EMS coordinating and regulatory agencies.

A student enrolled in the Emergency Medical Services Administration Certificate program must be accepted for University admission and must complete required course work as outlined below. It is not necessary to complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree in order to receive the Certificate in Emergency Medical Services Administration. However, the courses completed for the certificate may be applied to the BS in Health Science: Health Services Administration. An overall grade point average of 2.5 is required for the certificate.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 24 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

6 courses required:

ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
HCSV 330 Management Principles in Health Services 3.0 FA
HCSV 431 The Healthcare Delivery System 3.0 FA
HCSV 438 Emergency Medical Services System Planning 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: HCSV 431 or equivalent or faculty permission.
HCSV 439 Administration of EMS Organizations 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: HCSV 330 or equivalent or faculty permission.
HCSV 489 Internship 3.0 -11.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HCSV 490, senior standing, minimum 2.0 GPA in the major at CSU, Chico, faculty permission.

Students must take at least 3 units of internship.

1 course selected from:

MGMT 304 Human Resource Management 3.0 FS
POLS 460B Public Personnel Administration 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.

1 course selected from:

HCSV 333 Medical Economics 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as ECON 352.

HCSV 435 Healthcare Policy and Politics 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: HCSV 431.

This course is also offered as POLS 405.

This certificate is offered as a multicampus program. Many of these courses can be taken on any of the participating campuses. See the EMS Administration program coordinator for specific information.