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Emergency Medical Science Pathway

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Emergency Medical Science (C45340EP)


This pathway is designed to prepare individuals to work as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). EMTs are often
the first responders to any emergency, making split-second decisions that save people’s lives. Topics include preparatory,
airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and operations. Upon completion,
students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve North Carolina State or National
Registry EMT certification. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be awarded. Courses within the certificate may
be applied toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Science.
* Age Requirement – Student must be 17 years old or older before the last day of EMS class.

Course Sequence

Course Class Lab Clinical Credit
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4 2 0 5
EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician 6 6 3 9

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.
  2. Demonstrate advanced airway management including oxygenation and ventilation of a patient.
  3. Develop a field impression based on assessment findings and integration of pathophysiological principles.
  4. Implement the treatment plan for the medical and trauma patient, including various age groups.
  5. Operate as an emergency service provider using sound judgment, applying rationality, self-awareness, critical thinking and discipline in responding to emergency situations.
  6. Complete the credentialing process through the North Carolina Office of EMS, which would allow the graduate to practice in a variety of healthcare settings.


Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)