Dec 07, 2022  
Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2022-2023 General Catalog

Emergency Medical Science, A.A.S. (A45340)


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The paramedic program of Catawba Valley Community College is Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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 scene 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.

Note: Students must successfully complete EMS 110  prior to admission into the program.

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:


Natural Sciences/Mathematics:


Social/Behavioral Sciences:


Total Credit Hours Required: 74/75


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 15 | Lab 9 | Clin/Wk Exp 3 | Credit 19


Total Hours: Class 11/12 | Lab 10/11 | Clin/Wk Exp 3 | Credit 16/17


Summer – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 4 | Lab 9 | Clin/Wk Exp 6 | Credit 9


Total Hours: Class 12 | Lab 8 | Clin/Wk Exp 9 | Credit 18


Spring – 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 7 | Lab 3 | Clin/Wk Exp 12 | Credit 12


Grand Total Hours: Class 49/50 | Lab 39/40 | Clin/Wk Exp 33 | Credit 74/75


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