This special track was developed to facilitate a North Carolina or Nationally Registered certified paramedic in returning to school to obtain an Associate in Applied Science degree. The length of this course varies depending on the individual’s experience and prior education. In order to enable the most rapid completion of the CPA Program the following prerequisites and/or admission requirements will be used:
Prerequisites and/or Admission Requirements:
Meet CVCC’s institutional requirements for admissions as an EMS student.
Letter from EMS director confirming 1000 hours or more of direct patient care.
Valid North Carolina or National Registry Paramedic Certification.
Letter of reference from service’s Medical Director attesting to the individual’s competence in basic and advanced life support skills.
Once the criterion above has been met, the student will then be offered credit by credential for experience/credential in the following courses so as to facilitate his or her movement through the program.
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.