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.
* Applicants to the Emergency Medical Science program at Edgecombe Community College must hold a current, NC Paramedic Certification. ECC will award 45 SHC for the Paramedic credential. Students will complete an additional 29 SHC at ECC to complete the Emergency Medical Science degree program.