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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Emergency Medical Science, A.A.S. (A45340)

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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.

Fall - 1st Semester


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Select 3 SHC from the following list of courses. 

Credits for EMS-Paramedic Credential 45

Credits for EMS Bridging Courses 29

Total Semester Hours Credit 74

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