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 program of study 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.

Associate in Applied Science

A45340
NC CIP: 51.0904
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2015

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
EMS 110 EMT 6 6 0 8
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Rescue Scene Management 1 3 0 2
  OR        
Emergency Vehicles & EMS Comm (1) (3) (0) (2)
   
    14 14 0 19

Spring Semester
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
EMS 122 EMS Clinical Practicum I 0 0 3 1
EMS 130 Pharmacology 3 3 0 4
EMS 131 Advanced Airway Management 1 2 0 2
EMS 160 Cardiology I 1 3 0 2
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 0 0 3
   
    14 11 3 19

Summer Term
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II 0 0 6 2
EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies 1 3 0 2
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
   
    4 3 6 7

Fall Semester
EMS 220 Cardiology II 2 3 0 3
EMS 231 EMS Clinical Pract III 0 0 9 3
EMS 240 Patients W/ Special Challenges 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    6 5 9 11

Spring Semester
EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV 0 0 12 4
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies 3 3 0 4
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies 2 3 0 3
   
    5 6 12 11

Summer Term
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    4 3 0 5

Total Credit Hours: 72

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.