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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 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 REVISED
NC CIP: 51.0904
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
EMS 110 EMT 6 6 0 8
EMS 150 Emergency 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 REVISED 2016FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 19

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 3 0 4
EMS 122 EMS Clinical Practicum I Requisite 0 0 3 1
EMS 130 Pharmacology Requisite 3 3 0 4
EMS 131 Advanced Airway Management Requisite 1 2 0 2
EMS 160 Cardiology I Requisite 1 3 0 2
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 121
OR
Medical Terminology I Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 141 Med Terms I-Med Office Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 19

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II Requisite 0 0 6 2
EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies Requisite 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MED 122
OR
Medical Terminology II Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 142 Med Terms II-Med Office Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 7

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 220 Cardiology II Requisite 2 3 0 3
EMS 231 EMS Clinical Pract III Requisite 0 0 9 3
EMS 240 Patients W/ Special Challenges Requisite 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 Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 9
Credit Hours: 11

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies Requisite 3 3 0 4
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies Requisite 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 7

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV Requisite 0 0 12 4
EMS 285 EMS Capstone Requisite 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 Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 12
Credit Hours: 9

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

A45340 REVISED