Office Location
Health Technologies Center, Room 169-M, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Email
Department Chair: Mary Kaylor

Accreditation

Caahep

The Fayetteville Technical Community College Curriculum Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
www.coaemsp.org

Retention/1st Time Pass Rates

Graduation Year Retention North Carolina
1st Time Pass Rate
National Registry 1st Time Pass Rate Employment
2019 55% 78% 100% 91%
2018 50% 91% 67% 89%

Competitive Admissions

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.

Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. Emergency Medical Science awards 15 competitive points for applicants that attend the information session.

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.

What to Expect:

Course Work

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 scent 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. 
Program goal: To prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Career Paths

Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include:
  • Air Medical Services
  • Ambulance Services
  • Educational Institutions
  • Fire and Rescue Agencies
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Industry
  • Specialty Areas of Hospitals

 

Associate Degree

Emergency Medical Science (A45340)

Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: 1 Unit of Biology, and Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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Emergency Medical Science Bridging (A45340B)

Program Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: 1 Unit of Biology, and Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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Certificates

Emergency Medical Science (C45340)

Program Length: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, GED, or Placement Test 
Award: Certificate

 

Ambulance

Continuing Education

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