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Emergency Medical Science

Our mission is to graduate competent, caring providers who possess the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes necessary to function as entry-level paramedics. The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) degree program provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as an entry-level paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the North Carolina EMT-Paramedic exam at the completion of the course of study. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies. Click to read more at the Department of Labor website.

Options

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Assistant
  • Firefighter

Average Salary

  • Emergency Medical Technician (BLS)
    • $34,320/YR
    • $16.50/HR
  • Medical Assistant (BLS)
    • $33,610/YR
    • $16.16/HR
  • Firefighter (BLS)
    • $49,620/YR
    • $23.85/HR

 

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Essential Skills

Below are examples of physical and emotional activities, which a student in our Allied Health programs must be able to perform for the successful completion of the program. If an applicant believes that he or she cannot meet one or more of the standards without accommodations or modifications, the applicant should consult Counseling and Career Services.

  • Critical Thinking: Allied Health students shall possess critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment.
    • Ex.  Students must be able to identify cause-effect relationships in clinical situations, develop or participate in the development of nursing care plans.
  • Ethical Behavior: Allied Health students will provide services with respect for human dignity and uniqueness of the client unrestricted by consideration of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems.
    • Ex. Students will care for clients assigned regardless of race, religion, or diagnosis.  
  • Legal Behavior: Allied Health students will provide care within the scope of practice as stated in the NC Nursing Practice Act or guidelines for Respiratory Therapy, Radiography and Surgical Technology.
    • Ex. Students in the nursing program will learn to assess the patient’s physical and mental health.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Allied Health students shall possess interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, groups, etc. from a variety of psychosocial cultural backgrounds.
    • Ex. Students shall establish rapport with clients and health care team members.
  • Communication Skills: Allied Health students shall possess communication abilities sufficient for verbal and nonverbal interaction with others.
    • Ex.  Students shall be able to explain treatment procedures to clients/family, document client responses, and report to others responses to nursing care
  • Mobility: Allied Health students shall possess physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces, standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
    • Ex. Students will be able to move around in the client’s room, move from room to room, move in small work areas, and administer CPR.
  • Motor Skills: Allied Health students shall possess gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.
    • Ex. Students shall be able to calibrate equipment, position clients, administer injections, and insert catheters.
  • Hearing Skills: Allied Health students shall possess auditory ability sufficient to monitor health needs and collect data.
    • Ex. Students shall be able to hear alarms, listening to heart and breath sounds, and hear a cry for help.
  • Visual Skills: Allied Health students shall possess visual ability sufficient for observation and data collection.
    • Ex. Students shall be able to observe color of skin and read scale on a syringe.
  • Tactile Skills: Allied Health students shall possess tactile ability sufficient for data collection.
    • Ex. Students shall be able to detect pulsation and feel skin temperature.
  • Weight-bearing: Allied Health students shall possess the ability to lift and manipulate/move 40- 50 pounds. Example: Students shall be able to move equipment, position patients.
Accreditation

The Robeson Community College EMS AAS Degree Paramedic program and Continuing Education 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 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.

 

Cohort

Retention Rate NCOEMS State Exam pass rates Job placement rate
2017 91% 70% 100%
2018* 86% 100% 100%

 

To contact the CoAEMSP:

CoAEMSP • 8301 Lakeview Parkway • Suite 111-312 • Rowlett, TX 75088 • P: 214-703-8445 • F: 214-703-8992 • www.coaemsp.org

Associates in Emergency Medical Science

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.

Find more information about the program curriculum:

  • Traditional 2-Year: This program is designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a four-year institution.

  • 2-Year Transfer AAS-to-BS: This program is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care.

EMS Bridge

The Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program is designed to allow currently non-degree paramedics to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Emergency Medical Science. The EMS Bridge AAS degree requires 74 – 76 semester credit hours (SHC). Through the bridging program, current credentialed EMT-Paramedics receive 47 SHC of advanced placement. The remaining course work to complete the AAS in Emergency Medical Science requires 27 – 32 additional semester hours of coursework.

Find more information about the program curriculum

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FREEMAN, ERIC

Director of Emergency Services Education | Building  17, 03A 
Email: efreeman@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3316