Emergency Medical Science is an Associate of Science degree program.  A certificate is also available.

The goal for both is similar - to graduate competent, caring providers who possess the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes necessary to function as entry-level paramedics.

The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with what they need to know - and be able to do - to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for emergency medical system patients.  The coursework prepares graduates for the workforce.  Students will learn the necessary subject matter and gain competency under medical oversight.  EMTs serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system.

Career Information

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the North Carolina EMT-Paramedic exam at the completion of the course of study. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.  The entry-level salary is typically $18.00/hr – $23.00/hr.


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