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Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.

Credential: 
Associate in Applied Science
Program Code: 
A45340

This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

Students progressing through the program become eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Specific Requirements

1.  General college admission requirements:

a.  Complete application for admission.

b.  Successfully complete College Placement Test.

c.  Official transcript of any prior college credit on file with admissions office.

2.  Must be 18 years of age by the end of the first semester of the program.

3.  Current N.C. driver’s license.

4. Acceptable reports of medical examinations and immunizations.

5. Criminal background checks will be required prior to admission to clinical sites.

 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, EMS

First Semester (Fall)

Second Semester (Spring)

Third Semester (Summer)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
EMS 220 Cardiology 4
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II 3
EMS 140 Rescue Scene Management 2
EMS 240 Special Needs Patients 2

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV 3
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies 3
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 2
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3
Semester Notes
  • CIS 110 may be substituted for CIS 111

Total Credit Hours Required

71

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