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
Department Chair: Mary Kaylor



CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 
The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2018.
The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 100%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 55%.

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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Emergency Medical Science (C45340)

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



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.