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Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I  (with a grade of “C” or higher), EMS 110 EMT , and HSC 110 Orientation to Health Careers  prior to admission into the program.

General Education Courses:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Other Required Hours

Total Credit Hours Required: 76

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 16 | Lab 9 | Clin/Wk Exp 3 | Credit 20

Total Hours: Class 12 | Lab 11 | Clin/Wk Exp 3 | Credit 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 51 | Lab 40 | Clin/Wk Exp 33 | Credit 76

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