Emergency Medical Science Program Overview
College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides you 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.
Need first responder, rescue squad or EMS training? Learn about COA’s EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic noncredit courses.
You’ll 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 the Emergency Medical Science program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations.
The COA EMS/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 Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (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.
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
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Paramedic Program Outcomes
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Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, you’ll:
- Apply the basic concepts of pathophysiology, development, and pharmacology to the assessment and management of a wide variety of emergency patients
- Demonstrate proficiency in administration of medications and safely accessing venous circulation
- Establish and/or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate and ventilate any patient
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry-level paramedic in the state of North Carolina
- Demonstrate proficiency in the role of entry-level paramedic in the state of North Carolina
Some Health Sciences and Wellness programs may have additional requirements related to required grade-point averages, grades and other progression policies required for graduation. Please see program handbooks for more information.