Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

College Credit for EMS/FD Life Experiences


The purpose is to provide an avenue for students to gain college credit for EMS and FD experiences while completing an Associate Degree of Applied Science.


Brief Synopsis of Life Experience Credit
Cowley College will evaluate portfolios which document meaningful life experiences and award credit for appropriate achievement. Each student may earn no more than 30 semester hours of credit through this process. Contact the Allied Health Department Chair for more details.


Location of Class
Special arrangements must be made with the Allied Health Department Chair.


Contact the Allied Health Department Chair, who will help custom design your learning objectives.


image Entrance into Class
Contact the Allied Health Department Chair for details.


Healthcare Education Statement
The dominant accrediting body for healthcare organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), mandated criminal record checks be performed on persons having any opportunity for patient interaction at its accredited hospitals. This includes volunteers, faculty and EMS students. A criminal record check that reveals certain crimes could result in a situation where the EMS student cannot participate in clinical rotations at a healthcare facility. As such, this student could not successfully complete the class.


At the present time, this policy will not affect students who take this class because they do not participate in clinicals at a hospital.


For more information on background checks, click here.

For information on how to enroll online click here.