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Emergency Medical Science – Associate in Applied Science Degree (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.

Students with a North Carolina or National Registry Certification may be granted advanced standing for EMT (EMS 110) upon Admissions to the program with Program Director Approval.

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

Minimum Expectations goal statement:
Paramedic: “To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”

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
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
EMS 130 Pharmacology 4
EMS 160 Cardiology I 3
EMS 131 Advanced Airway Assessment 2
EMS 122 EMS Clinical Practicum I 1
Semester Total 14
Summer Semester #1
EMS 140 Rescue Scene Management 2
EMS 210 Advanced Patient Assessment 2
EMS 220 Cardiology II 3
EMS 240 Patients w/ Special Challenges 2
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II 2
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
Semester Total 12
Fall Semester # 2
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 13
Spring Semester #2
ENG 112 Writing/Research in Disc 3
ENG 114 Prof Research 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3
HUM 115, PHI 215, or PHI 240
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV 4
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 2
Semester Total 15
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