Emergency Medical Science

EMS StudentsThe Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

Course Descriptions



The Fayetteville Technical Community College Curriculum Paramedic Program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 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:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone (214) 703-8445; Fax (214) 703-8992

The Emergency Medical Science (Curriculum) Program is approved by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS).

Office of Emergency Medical Science
1201 Umstead Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603-2008

First time pass rates for NCOEMS Paramedic exam are:

2014 – 92%
2015 – 82%
2016 – 86%

Student progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and governmental agencies.

Employment Outlook

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for admission to the Emergency Medical Science program.

Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.

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Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines all the possible points a prospective student can earn.

Competitive Points Worksheet

Estimated Program Costs

Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.

Cost Sheet
Emergency Medical Science (A45340)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisites: DMA-030 & 1Unit Biology, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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Emergency Medical Science Bridging  (A45340B)

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: DMA-030 & 1 Unit of Biology, Placement Test Equivalent…
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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No diploma programs currently available.

Emergency Medical Science (C45340)

Length: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: High School Diploma, GED, or Placement Test score of DRE-098
Award: Certificate

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High School Connections Program

Emergency Medical Science (C45340H1)

Length: 2 Semester
Prerequisites: High School Diploma, GED, or Placement Test score of DRE-098
Award: Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.

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