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 bachelors 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
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.