2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Science (A45340CU), AAS

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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 are eligible to take state certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.

This program is designed for student who do not intend to transfer to a four-year institution.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

Admission into the Emergency Medical Science program is a competitive process. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required in the general education courses.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

General Requirements

  1. Detailed current information for interested applicants is located at www.robeson.edu/admissions/[opens in a new tab].
  2. Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the health sciences admission policy .
  3. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitive process. Applicants are evaluated based upon the following factors: Academic performance, professional/academic references and academic degrees. Competitive applicants are expected to attend a Nursing Information Session.
  4. Complete a college application in the Admissions Office.
  5. All transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
  6. Applicants must have met all admission requirements and submitted program specific application to be considered for admission into the Emergency Medical Science program. The program accepts 24 applicants a year and they are accepted on a first come, first served basis once all general and program specific application requirements have been approved by the Admissions Office and EMS Program.
  7. Applicants must be have a GPA of 2.5 by the published deadline date for submitting complete program checklists to the Admissions Office. Applicants not meeting the cumulative GPA requirements will not be review by the program area for admission.
  8. Provisionally accepted students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening and medical review/screen to include physical examination and immunizations. All fees associated with the criminal background check, drug screen and medical review will be the responsibility of the student.
  9. It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials, including the Emergency Medical Science web site [opens in a new tab], and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures.

Certification Credits

Students who have completed the NC OEMS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) credential may be awarded non-course credit for EMS 110. 

Students who have completed the NC OEMS Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) credential may be awarded non-course credit for EMS 122, EMS 130, EMS 131, EMS 160 and EMS 221.

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 12 | Clinical 3 | Credit Hours 19

Class Hours 12 | Lab Hours 7 | Clinical Hours 3 | Credit Hours 16

Third Semester (Summer)

Class Hours 2 | Lab Hours 3 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 5

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 9 | Lab Hours 9 | Clinical Hours 9 | Credit Hours 15

Class Hours 8 | Lab Hours 8 | Clinical Hours 12 | Credit Hours 15

Total Credit Hours 70

Additional Curriculum Notes

1. The EMS courses have state mandated prerequisites/corequisites. The semester course outline is organized for the student to meet required state prequisites/ corequisites.

2. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective requirements can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , ENG 231 , ENG 232 ENG 241 , ENG 242 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240 ,REL 110 , or REL 221 . Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/ Fine Arts requirement.   

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