Health Sciences

Emergency Medical Science (A45340)

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 emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational, and government agencies.

Brunswick Community College’s Emergency Medical Science program is approved by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester # 1
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
EMS 110 EMT 9
Semester Total 19
Spring Semester #1
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
EMS 120 Advanced EMT 6
EMS 121 Advanced EMT Clinical Pract 2
Semester Total 15
Summer Semester #1
EMS 130 Pharmacology 4
EMS 160 Cardiology I 3
EMS 210 Advanced Patient Assessment 2
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II 2
Semester Total 11
Fall Semester # 2
EMS 220 Cardiology II 3
EMS 231 EMS Clinical Practicum III 3
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies 4
EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies 2
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies 4
Semester Total 16
Spring Semester #2
ENG 112 Writing/Research in Disc 3
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ENG 114 Prof Research 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3
EMS 240 Patients w/ Spcl Challenges 2
EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV 4
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 2
Semester Total 14
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 75

*Note: Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives Choose from: HUM 115, PHI 215, PHI 240.

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