The Institute of Public Safety at COTC offers an AAS degree in EMS Technology that is composed of the EMT and Paramedic certificates as well as selected general education classes. The AAS is a two-year program and the best choice for students seeking a professional career in EMS with the ability for promotion and advancement. The program prepares qualified emergency medical service personnel at the levels of Emergency Medical Responder, EMT, EMT Advanced and Paramedic. These professionals will practice ethically, respond to patient needs with competency and compassion and help fulfill the community’s health care needs. Learn more at