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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.

Accreditation

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. Emergency Medical Science Minimum Requirements

    • Complete the RCC admissions process (  apply to RCC, submit all transcripts).
    • Eligible to take  ENG 111  with or without a co-requisite.
    • Pass CASAS English placement test (or have credit for  ENG 111  ).
    • Eligible to take MAT 143 or higher with or without a co-requisite.

    NOTE: All EMS applicants are initially in the Prehealth Emergency Medical Science (A10300EM) program. Students will be officially enrolled in the Emergency Medical Science (A45340A) program after successfully completing all application steps in the section below.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Clinical Credit
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
EMS 110 EMT 6 6 3 9
Mathematics Elective 3-4 0 0 3-4
12-13 6 3 15-16
Spring Semester
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 3 3 0 5
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 15
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: 67-68

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

Mathematics Elective – Choose one of the following:
UGETC: MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171

Employment Competencies

  1. Demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system, perform the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients, be able to properly administer medications, and apply effective communication with patients, peers, and healthcare professionals.
  1. Demonstrate advanced airway management including oxygenation and ventilation of a patient.
  1. Develop a field impression based on assessment findings and integration of pathophysiological principles.
  1. Implement the treatment plan for the medical and trauma patient, including various age groups.
  1. Operate as an emergency service provider using sound judgment, applying rationality, self-awareness, critical thinking and discipline in responding to emergency situations.
  1. Complete the credentialing process through the North Carolina Office of EMS, which would allow the graduate to practice in a variety of healthcare settings.

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 – 3:00 pm

Contact

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