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Emergency Medical Science

Curriculum Description

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce.

Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-Y C45340P1)


NC CIP: 51.0904
POS Approved: Fall 2022

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 163 Basic Anat & Physiology 4 2 0 5
EMS 110 EMT 6 6 3 9
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  Total: 13 8 3 17

Total Credit Hours: 17

Additional Information

2021FA - New certificate