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Emergency Medical Science

Curriculum Description

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate 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 may be 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 governmental 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 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
EMS 110 EMT-Basic 5 6 0 7
EMS 150 Emerg Vehicles & EMS Comm 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 3 0 4
EMS 120 Intermediate Interventions 2 3 0 3
EMS 130 Pharmacology I for EMS 1 3 0 2
EMS 131 Adv Airway Management 1 2 0 2
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 121
OR
EMS Clinical Practicum I 0 0 6 2
EMS 122
AND
EMS Hospital Clinical I (0) (0) (3) (1)
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I (0) (0) (10) (1)
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 16

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 210 Adv Patient Assessment 1 3 0 2
EMS 260 Advanced Trauma Emergencies 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 221
OR
EMS Clinical Practicum II (0) (0) (9) (3)
EMS 222
AND
EMS Hospital Clinical II 0 0 6 2
COE 121 Co-op Work Experience II 0 0 10 1
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 230
OR
Pharmacology II for EMS 1 3 0 2
EMS 235 EMS Management (2) (0) (0) (2)
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 16
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 220 Cardiology 2 6 0 4
EMS 240 Special Needs Patients 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 231
OR
EMS Clinical Pract III (0) (0) (9) (3)
EMS 232
OR
EMS Hospital Clinical III 0 0 6 2
COE 131 Co-op Work Experience III 0 0 10 1
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 16
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 140 Rescue Scene Management 1 3 0 2
EMS 250 Advanced Medical Emergencies 2 3 0 3
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 241
OR
EMS Clinical Practicum IV (0) (0) (9) (3)
EMS 242
AND
EMS Hospital Clinical IV 0 0 6 2
COE 211 Co-op Work Experience IV 0 0 10 1
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 16
Credit Hours: 11

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 5

Total Credit Hours: 71

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

 

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

A45340