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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    015    Intro to Financial Accounting    3.0    FS

HCSV    130    Mgmt Prin Hlth Svs    3.0    FS

HCSV    231    The Healthcare Delivery System    3.0    FA

HCSV    250    EMS System Planning    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: HCSV 231 or equivalent or faculty permission.

HCSV    251    Administration EMS Organizations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: HCSV 130 or equivalent or faculty permission.

HCSV    289    Internship    3.0-14.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HCSV 290; senior standing; minimum 2.0 GPA in the major at CSU, Chico.

Students must take at least 3 units of internship.

1 course selected from:

MGMT    131    Human Resource Management    3.0    FS

POLS    260B    Public Personnel Administration    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: POLS 260A or concurrent enrollment.

1 course selected from:

HCSV    133    Medical Economics    3.0    SP *

Prerequisites: ECON 001, ECON 002, or ECON 003.

This course is the same as ECON 152 which may be substituted.

HCSV    235    Healthcare Policy and Politics    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: HCSV 231.

This course is the same as POLS 205 which may be substituted.

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.