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Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Science Health Science: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Service Diploma (D45910)

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This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the Health Sciences.

Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in nursing and allied health curricula. Students may select a career pathway that will prepare them for an entry level position in health care. Courses may also provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of advanced health science degrees or programs.

Graduates should qualify for an entry-level job associated with the program major such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT).

Emergency Medical Science: A program that prepares graduates to enter the workforce as Emergency Medical Technicians or Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians. The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, and hospital/field internships. Students 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 government agencies.

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:

Major Courses:

Technical Core:

Program Major:

Total Credit Hours Required: 45

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, and mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 143) from above:

Suggested Program Sequence:

Fall – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 5 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 13

Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 10

Fall – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 12 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 14

Spring – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 4 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 6 | Credit 8

Grand Total Hours: Class 36 | Lab 17 | Clin/Wk Exp 6 | Credit 45


General Education, Technical Core, Other Major, and EMS 110  must be successfully completed prior to admittance to EMS 120 - Advanced EMT , and EMS 121 - AEMT Clinical Practicum .

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