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Emergency Medical Science (A45340A)

Associate in Applied Science

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.

Accreditations

The Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214 -703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Admissions Requirements

  1. Detailed current information for interested applicants is located on the RCC website. Applicants must submit all required documentation by established deadlines detailed on the Emergency Medical Science [EMS] acceptance time line.
  2. Students must be able to fulfill all Program Technical Standards as outlined in the health sciences admission policy.
  3. Complete minimum admission requirements by specified date at the end June of the admission year.
  4. Students must successfully complete the following courses with a “C” or higher for the EMS program: ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, and Humanities/Fine Arts elective.
  5. All transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
  6. Upon program acceptance, must submit to a background check, drug screening and medical review/screen to include physical examination and immunizations. All fees associated with background check, drug screen and medical review are the responsibility of the student.
  7. It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials and stay current with program requirements, policies and procedures.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Clinical Credit
BIO 168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
EMS 110 EMT 6 6 3 9
12 10 3 16
Spring Semester
BIO 169 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3 3 0 4
EMS 122 EMS Clinical Practicum I 0 0 3 1
EMS 130 Pharmacology 3 3 0 4
EMS 131 Advanced Airway Management 1 2 0 2
EMS 160 Cardiology I 2 3 0 3
9 11 3 14
Summer Semester
EMS 220 Cardiology II 2 3 0 3
EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II 0 0 6 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
5 3 6 8
Fall Semester
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipline 3 0 0 3
EMS 231 EMS Clinical Practicum III 0 0 9 3
EMS 250 Medical Emergencies 3 3 0 4
EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies 1 3 0 2
EMS 235 EMS Management 2 0 0 2
9 6 9 14
Spring Semester
EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV 0 0 12 4
EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies 3 3 0 4
EMS 240 Patients with Special Challenges 1 2 0 2
EMS 285 EMS Capstone 1 3 0 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
8 8 12 15
TOTAL CREDITS: 67

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Choose one of the following:
UGETC: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240
Gen Ed: HUM 115, REL 110

Employment Outlook

Employment is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014-2024, fast than the average for all occupations. Growth in the middle-aged and elderly population will lead to an increased incidence of respiratory conditions.

Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook US Department of Labor.

Program Costs

Emergency Medical Science Program Costs

Emergency Medical Science program students should be prepared to incur additional expenses beyond college fees and tuition.

Outlined below are estimated expenses and are subject to change:

First Year Second Year
Medical Exam $100 $100
* Drug Screening and Background Check $114 $80
Immunizations (include but not limited to Hep B, TB, Flu, childhood immunizations) $300 $300
Uniforms for Clinical and Lab $140
Watch with second hand; military time preferred $25
Program Resources $1,800 $1,000
Textbooks
FISDAP
Student Accident Insurance $6 $4
Malpractice Insurance $48 $32
CPR $10
Lab Fee $25 $25
Certification Exam
North Carolina Certification Exam (NCOEMS) $68
National Registry Certification Exam (NREMT) $125
Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu