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 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 163 Basic Anat & Physiology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 4 2 0 5
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
EMS 110 EMT 6 6 3 9
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 122 EMS Clinical Practicum I Requisite 0 0 3 1
EMS 130 Pharmacology REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 3 0 4
EMS 131 Advanced Airway Management REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 1 2 0 2
EMS 160 Cardiology I Requisite 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 13

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 220 Cardiology II Requisite 2 3 0 3
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II Requisite 0 0 6 2
EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies Requisite 1 3 0 2
Totals

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

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 231 EMS Clinical Pract III Requisite 0 0 9 3
EMS 240 Patients W/ Special Challenges Requisite 1 2 0 2
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies Requisite 3 3 0 4
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies Requisite 3 3 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HUM 115
OR
Critical Thinking NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 9
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

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 REVISED Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 12
Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours: 65

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