Emergency Medical Science

Emergency Medical Science – A.A.S. Bridge Option

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.

The Bridge Option will allow currently credentialed Paramedics to receive 45 semester hours of credit towards the A.A.S. degree. The remaining course work to complete the A.A.S. in Emergency Medical Science requires a minimum of 24 additional semester hours of work. Students must take 25% from the required hours of the degree at Central Carolina Community College to meet the residency requirements.

*Only the bridge option is being offered at this time. Students must complete their paramedic program through an accredited continuing education program before applying for the bridge program.

Learn more about the college’s paramedic program.

Watch the video below to learn more about what a paramedic does.



Please Note:
Curriculum guides are for students who enroll during the current academic year. Students enrolled during a previous academic year should visit the Program Evaluation link in Self-Service to find the required list of courses for graduation. For assistance, consult your advisor.